White water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous. White water rafting can be a dangerous sport, especially if basic safety precautions are not observed. Depending on the area, safety regulations covering raft operators may exist in legislation. These range from certification of outfitters, rafts, and raft leaders, to more stringent regulations about equipment and procedures. It is generally advisable to discuss safety measures with a rafting operator before signing on for a trip, and above all else, don't spill your beer.
A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal "charms": decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer's life. The wearing of charms may have begun as a form of amulet to ward off evil spirits or bad luck. During the pre-historic period, jewelry charms would be made from shells, animal-bones and clay. For instance, there is evidence from Africa that shells where used for adornments around 75,000 years ago. In Germany intricately carved mammoth tusk charms have been found from around 30,000 years ago. In ancient Egypt charms were used for identification and as symbols of faith and luck. Charms also served to identify an individual to the gods in the afterlife. Since 2002, a new trend for European charm bracelets has emerged in both Europe and North America. These modular bracelets consist of a chain onto which different beads or 'charms' can be hung. The charms are made from gold, silver or Murano glass and are interchangeable to allow the wearer to create their own look.
How many rednecks does it take to pull one guy out of the mud? Find out in another clip from Dumbest Stuff on Wheels.
Acne vulgaris (acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (pinheads), pustules (pimples), Nodules (large papules) and possibly scarring. Acne affects mostly skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. The lesions are caused by changes in pilosebaceous units, skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland.
I've done a few posts before about the unofficial Christmas Truce that happened during World War I. But what I didn't know is a similar event happened during World War II, although to amuch smaller scale. In December 1944, the German army invaded the Ardennes Forest in the famous Battle of the Bulge. During the fighting, three American soldiers were cut off from their unit and one of them was wounded in the leg. For two days and nights they wandered in the snow, until finally they found refuge in the home of Elisabeth Vincken and her 12-year-old son Fritz, who lived near the German-Belgian border. The Vinckens did not speak English but were able to communicate with them in French. Elisabeth took them in and began to prepare Christmas Eve dinner. Before they could eat there was a knock at the door. Elizabeth opened it and expected more American soldiers but instead she was confronted by four German soldiers. They had also been cut off from their unit. Elisabeth invited them in to share Christmas dinner with her family and her other guests. When the Germans asked who the guests were, she admitted they were Americans. The Germans raised their rifles only to be told by Elisabeth that it was Christmas Eve and there was going to be no shooting in her house. She told them to put their weapons in a shed and join them for a peaceful Christmas dinner. They did.
Automatic milking is the milking of dairy animals, especially of dairy cattle, without human labor. The milking process is the collection of tasks specifically devoted to extracting milk from an animal. This process may be broken down into several sub-tasks: collecting animals before milking, routing animals into the parlur, inspection and cleaning of teats, attachment of milking equipment to teats, and often massaging the back of the udder to relieve any held back milk, extraction of milk, removal of milking equipment, routing of animals out of the parlor. To alleviate the labor involved in milking, much of the milking process has been automated during the 20th century: many farmers use semi-automatic or automatic cow traffic control, the milking machine has entirely automated milk extraction, and automatic cluster removal is available to remove milking equipment after milking. Automatic teat spraying systems are available, however there is some debate over the cleaning effectiveness of these.
Throwing together smart animals and movie cameras is hardly a new phenomenon. It's a fad that seemed to be particularly prevalent in the 80s and 90s, but it isn't going to go away any time soon. Aside from a few unforgettable classics, most movies starring dogs (or cats, or any other goddamn animal for that matter) tend to rely so heavily on the animal performer that dialogue, plot, logic and humor appear to be forgotten. Here, we examine the worst offenders — and the awesome pooches and mutts that save the films from the trashcan.
Hey Ernie, I just got back from Canada fishing and the boys took this one in on trade while I was gone. Might be a good time to upgrade Big Red? It's o 05 with only 8800 miles on it, I thought about sticking it in my garage next to my Viper but I think it would be more at home in FLA with you! Have a good one - Mike.
A coloring book is a type of book containing line art for a reader to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Coloring books have seen wide application in the health professions as educational tools. One nurse, trying to limit the trauma of child surgery, described in an academic publication how the use of a coloring book "might help [the child] to understand what was going to happen to him." They are used in rehabilitation of accident victims to aid recovery of hand-eye coordination, and they are used with autistic children both for entertainment and for their soothing affect. Coloring books may also incorporate other activities such as Connect the dots, mazes and other puzzles. Coloring books are generally used by children, though coloring books for adults are also available.
Hey the folks at Eva HD are still in Beta so they're still soliciting suggestions or concerns.
Physical or chemical injuries of the eye can be a serious threat to vision if not treated appropriately and in a timely fashion. The most obvious presentation of ocular injuries is redness and swelling of the affected eye. This is not, however, universally true, as tiny metallic projectiles may cause neither symptom. Tiny metallic projectiles should be suspected when a patient reports metal on metal contact, such as with hammering a metal surface. Intraocular foreign bodies do not cause pain because of the lack of nerve endings in the vitreous humour and retina that can transmit pain sensations. As such, general or emergency room doctors should refer cases involving the posterior segment of the eye or intraocular foreign bodies to an ophthalmologist. Ideally, ointment would not be used when referring to an ophthalmologist, since it diminishes the ability to carry out a thorough eye examination.
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