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    #46
    I've got to say I sat and watched this with my jaw on the floor, unbelievable sight. I mean, how on Earth did they get this so wrong? The salt mine had been there for many years before the oilmen came along, and yet they obviously didn't get an A for doing their homework on what was beneath them. I am amazed at this, nice find indeed Steve!
    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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      #47
      Certainly an unbelievable sight watching the canal flow backwards towards the lake, creating a massive waterfall by doing so! Now i am guessing, but i would say that a great deal of the damage and destruction caused would not have happened if the mine was something like a coal mine? But being salt i should imagine that the water simply dissolved the entire pockets of salt in that area. So the water not only had a mine to fill, by the time the water had dissolved all the salt, it would have created a space a thousand times bigger than the original mine. No wonder so much land was lost. Boy, i bet that lake was very salty for a long time!
      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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        #48
        Tired of winter and cleaning snow from your drive way?

        Tired of winter and cleaning snow from your drive way?

        This is a Norwegian article, but the video clip in the article is not narrated and easily understood. This is a really cool way to clean your drive way and move all that snow, whilst still sitting inside in a comfy warm chair with a remote control....

        http://www.tv2underholdning.no/broom...e-3157464.html
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          #49
          Red Arrows Collide.

          Two RAF 'Red Arrows' have collided during an exercise. One plane managed to land safely, whilst the other crashed. The pilot of the crashed jet managed to eject safely receiving minor injuries. The plane that landed safely suffered damage to it's tail and the aft section of fuselage.

          http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...e_Second_Lands
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            #50
            Possible new human ancestor found in Siberia

            WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Genetic material pulled from a pinky finger bone found in a Siberian cave shows a new and unknown type of pre-human lived alongside modern humans and Neanderthals, scientists reported on Wednesday.

            The creature, nicknamed "Woman X" for the time being, could have lived as recently as 30,000 years ago and appears only distantly related to modern humans or Neanderthals, the researchers reported.

            "It really just looked like something we had never seen before," Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, told a telephone briefing.
            The whole story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100324/..._human_species
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              #51
              Russia drops parachuters above the North Pole:

              http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/04/06/n...riks/11151572/

              - and with this, the fight on who should control a lot of these northern polar regions heats up. Norway versus Russia in particular - a tense situation which some Norwegian politicians state we must handle ASAP otherwise face loosing control of some of the areas which Norway have held on to for a long time.
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                #52
                Fury of slain hero's kin

                This is a story which is shocking because of it's lack of compassion... could it happen anywhere in the world, not only in Queens, NY?

                >> http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/q...NtcldluMeXwGdM
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                  #53
                  Privately Owned Soviet Moon Rover Sparks Space Law Talks

                  New photographs of the former Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover on the moon, which is owned by an American millionaire, is causing a legal stir over who can own what on the lunar surface.
                  >>> The whole story:

                  http://www.space.com/news/soviet-moo...aw-100322.html
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                    #54
                    Lorry driver is cleared of wrong doing after pushing a Clio down the A1.

                    Maybe some of you remember this story from the news a few months ago. An articulated lorry was caught on camera pushing a Renault Clio sideways down a duel carriageway for many hundreds of yards. The lorry driver seemed oblivious to the fact that the Clio was even there.

                    For those that did not see it on the news a few months ago, here is the video.



                    Today the driver was cleared of any wrong doing. In court he explained that he had no idea the car was stuck across the front of his truck. The car became lodged on the front of the lorry after the driver of the car misjudged the lorries distance when it joined the motorway. The rear of the car contacted the front of the lorry, the impact was enough to spin the Clio around and onto the front of the lorry. The lorry driver only realised he had a problem when other cars kept flashing their lights at him. The lorry driver insisted he felt no bump, and because he was sitting so high up, he could not see the car stuck to the front of his lorry.
                    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                      #55
                      That is too much. It's hard to believe the truck driver did not know but I guess it was below his line of vision in front.

                      I recall 20 years ago in Germany a story of a US Army truck transporting a tank arrived at it's destination with a car tangled up in the trailer. With such a heavy load apparently the driver did not know the car was back there. I suppose the Army did not want to spend the money for mirrors.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                        That is too much. It's hard to believe the truck driver did not know but I guess it was below his line of vision in front.

                        I recall 20 years ago in Germany a story of a US Army truck transporting a tank arrived at it's destination with a car tangled up in the trailer. With such a heavy load apparently the driver did not know the car was back there. I suppose the Army did not want to spend the money for mirrors.
                        Mirrors to Military Specifications??? That could become really expensive.

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                          #57
                          Woman gets seasick for 9 years.

                          How horrible to suffer from this thankfully rare condition. A woman that went on a boat trip 9 years ago as not stopped feeling seasick since she got of the boat!

                          http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-3312409

                          I feel like that for a few hours after returning from a few days at sea, especially if it's been a lively trip. Many a time i have got home and sat down in front of the PC with the room gently moving around me, but it always passed after an couple of hours. Cannot imagine what it must be like for her having to put up with that for the rest of her life.
                          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                            Mirrors to Military Specifications??? That could become really expensive.
                            Take it from a former truckdriver..., that if a Clio is in that posision, you got no chanse to see it at all.
                            Happenings with people in city streets and on parking spaces led to all the different mirrors on trucks, both over the passenger door window looking down the side and over the top of the right side of the front window, pointing down and to the left.
                            People who never have been in a truck cabin belives the driver has all the view in the world from high above. Couldn't be more wrong.

                            The snout trucks Volvo/White made a few years back had a deadzone/no view zone in front of the grill of 18 meters...., yes, 18 meters!
                            Thats partly why on their newest designs, the engine cowling is pointing very steep down towards the front.

                            It's crazy that the driver in the movieclip didn't know, but I tend to belive him. And a strong arguement from his part must've been that no normal human being does this on purpose. I would guess...
                            Last edited by Sterkoder; June 30th, 2010, 16:22.
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                              #59
                              Are you scared of heights?


                              Ok, now who is scared of heights? Well i never really thought i was overly scared of heights...........until i watched this video

                              Watching this gave me a sick feeling in my stomach, wow, this is not a job i could EVER do!

                              Anyone fancy doing the climb?

                              Amazing Video Of Workers Scaling Huge Tower.

                              http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100918/...g-dfc7e2c.html
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                                Ok, now who is scared of heights? Well i never really thought i was overly scared of heights...........until i watched this video

                                Watching this gave me a sick feeling in my stomach, wow, this is not a job i could EVER do!

                                Anyone fancy doing the climb?

                                Amazing Video Of Workers Scaling Huge Tower.

                                http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100918/...g-dfc7e2c.html
                                Hey Steve, I only just saw this clip yesterday. I'm good for cleaning upstairs windows, any more than that and I am a scaredy cat!
                                Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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