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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Latest Rapture Coming on April 23! How Are You Preparing?

quote [ Here we go again: Fresh reports claim that the end of the world is nigh. Forgetting that we were all a little burned out by the 2012 end-of-Maya-calendar debacle, outlets such as the Daily Express are claiming that the Rapture ? the end-time event when Christians are said to ascend to heaven at the second coming of Christ ? is coming April 23 and we should get ready for it. ]

Just plain laziness on the rapture guys - I swear, they have just been mailing it in for the past few decades.
[SFW] [travel] [+4]
[by knumbknutz@3:36pmGMT] [16 comments]

Friday, 23 March 2018

America's Quietest Routes

quote [ Find the quietest routes in your state and get ready to hit the open road. ]

Well, I can hear the lonesome whistle moan
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:13amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 19 March 2018

Man Says He's Not Dead. Court Doesn't Buy It

quote [ Constantin Reliu returned to Romania from Turkey to find he had been dead for 15 years ? officially, at least. And he still is, now that a court has denied his bid to overturn his death certificate.

"I am officially dead, although I'm alive," the deceased told The Associated Press by phone Friday. "I have no income and because I am listed as dead, I can't do anything."

In fact, Reliu, 63, very nearly couldn't even get back into Romania. It took more than six hours of interrogation just to convince customs officials he wasn't playing a hoax on them, he told local media. They told him it had to be a joke, because he was dead. ]

He'll be stone dead in a moment
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@2:57amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 9 March 2018

China vows to crack down on funeral strippers

quote [ China has launched a fresh crackdown on funeral strippers. The Ministry of Culture said it would target"pornographic and vulgar performances" at funerals and weddings. ]

I know its a couple of weeks old article - but FUNERAL STRIPPERS! Yeah baby!

I know the name of my new band now.
[SFW] [travel] [+3]
[by knumbknutz@10:23pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Building That Was Mailed Through The Post

quote [ The inauguration of domestic parcel post service by the United States Postal Office in 1913 was an epochal event in the lives of thousands of Americans, especially those residing in far-flung areas of the country. All of a sudden, commodities such as foodstuff, medicines and other modern goods not easily available in rural areas were as close as the next post office. ]

Like a bird that's flying homeward
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica

quote [ At fifty-five, Henry Worsley began a solitary trek that became a singular test of character. ]

Out across the virgin snow
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:45amGMT] [11 comments]

Monday, 29 January 2018

Paris zoo is evacuated after baboons escape enclosure

quote [ The biggest zoo in Paris went into lockdown today after 52 ?large and potentially very aggressive baboons? escaped from their enclosures. But only four remain on the loose after 48 were recaptured.

All were seen running amok in the French capital?s Zoological Park, in the Vincennes woods, soon after midday, but it is thought just four remain on the loose after 48 of them were recaptured. ]

Posted just for actually using the words "running amok." Baboons are no joke by the way - I think I would rather see a herd of hippos in the wild, than to stumble across a troop of these original badassed OG's.
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Underrated]
[by knumbknutz@2:11pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 21 January 2018

World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

quote [ Some of the biggest declines were seen in countries that are America's closest neighbors, trade partners and allies. The U.S. approval rating fell by 40 points in Canada (from 60 percent to 20), for instance, and by 28 points in Mexico (from 44 percent to 16), Gallup says..

Across North and South America, U.S. leadership now has a 24 percent approval rating.

Approval for U.S. leadership increased by 10 points or more in four countries: Liberia, with 17 percentage points; Macedonia, with 15; Israel, with 14; and Belarus, with 11. ]

Not a big surprise, since the recent "take my ball and go home" attitude has pretty much become the norm now.
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Underrated]
[by knumbknutz@3:56pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Someone Left a Hatch Open and Crippled India?s $2.9 Billion Submarine

quote [ India?s first ballistic missile submarine was out of commission for ten months after someone neglected to properly close a hatch. The nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant was flooded with saltwater, necessitating nearly a year?s worth of repairs.

Arihant was out of action for ten months as water was pumped out and pipes were cut out and replaced. Indian authorities likely felt that pipes exposed to corrosive seawater couldn't be trusted again, particularly pipes that carry pressurized water coolant to and from the ship?s 83 megawatt nuclear reactor. ]

Dammit Pratyush - how many times do I have to tell you to close the damn screen door when you come in??!?
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@3:40pmGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The Long Lost World of the Luxury Flying Boat

quote [ For glamorous, long-distance travel in the 1930s, there was nothing to quite match the grandeur of the Flying Boat. Whilst ocean steam liners and plush sleeper train cars have their charms, surely no other travel vessel can beat the Pan Am Clipper Class. ]

We drinking Santana champ, cause it's so crisp
[SFW] [travel] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:32amGMT] [4 comments]

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