The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. John M. Browning designed the firearm which was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985. The M1911 is still carried by some U.S. forces. It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The M1911 is the best-known of John Browning's designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. Besides the pistol being widely copied itself, this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols. It is popular with civilian shooters in competitive events such as USPSA, IDPA, International Practical Shooting Confederation, and Bullseye shooting. Compact variants are popular civilian concealed carry weapons, because of the design's inherent slim width and the power of the .45 ACP cartridge, as this angry father demonstrates. Kudos to you, dad!
A fire escape is a special kind of emergency exit, usually mounted to the outside of a building or occasionally inside but separate from the main areas of the building. It provides a method of escape in the event of a fire or other emergency that makes the stairwells inside a building inaccessible. Fire escapes are most often found on multiple-story residential buildings, such as apartment buildings. A fire escape consists of a number of horizontal platforms, one at each story of a building, with ladders or stairs connecting them. The platform and stairs are usually open steel gratings, to prevent the buildup of ice, snow, and leaves. At one time, they were a very important aspect of fire safety for all new construction in urban areas; more recently, however, they have fallen out of common use.
The sports teams at the University of Kansas (KU), in Lawrence, Kansas, are known as the Jayhawks. KU is one of three schools in the state of Kansas that participate in NCAA Division I. The Jayhawks are also a member of the Big 12 Conference. University of Kansas athletic teams have won ten NCAA Division I championships, including three in men's basketball, one in men's cross country, three in men's indoor track and field, and three in men's outdoor track and field. Kansas first fielded a women's basketball team during the 1968–1969 season, although the team's best post-season result was a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1998.
Speaking of sports ladies, I'm a big fan of Gina Carano -- her fighting anyway, her acting leaves a
bit lot to be desired. But in that regard, really who isn't a fan of this? And I used to think she was the exception to the rule -- you know, the only feminine fighter out there in a sea of women like this who look like they eat several bowls of cocks each morning. But turns out I'm wrong. Carano's not the only sexy female MMA fighter out there. There are a number of other fighters who possess both skill inside the ring and beauty outside of it. And we would be remiss if we didn't educate you about these other sexy MMA women. Therefore, here is a list of 11 hot MMA fighters NOT named Gina Carano, starting with Ginele Marquez from Orange County. California, not the choppers. BTW, dibs on Meisha Tate (on the right).
And the whole Tom-Brady-Lost-His-Second-Superbowl-To-Eli-Manning thing? Yeah, boo hoo, cry me a river. He gets to go home, and bang Gisels on top of the $150 million pile of money she made last year.
Ernie, Where the hell is this, and why is there not a travel warning from the Department of State about going here? -Kevin
My 03 Cummins Ram - So close.. 2nd pic at Hanscom tarmac. Last may? Stephen
And this ladies and gentelemen, is why you don't kneel down over a strange dog and stick your nose in a fucking dog's face, especially one that's just had the living shit scared out of it a few hours earlier.
The Saharan silver ant is one of the most heat-tolerant land animals in the world. In fact, the only creatures that can survive higher temperatures are worms that live around boiling hydrothermal vents on the bottom of the ocean. This ant's only predator is a type of desert lizard, so to protect themselves they go out during the absolute hottest part of the day in one of the most searing environments on Earth where no organism could possibly survive. Scurrying as fast as their little legs can carry them across scalding sands that can be over 150 degrees Fahrenheit, these critters are fighting against the clock. They can only forage while in the blazing heat and they can only survive for a few moments before they fry, so they have to get out, find the food and get the fuck back as soon as possible. But it's not just the fires of hell where ants can survive; another type of ant, Polyrhachis sokolova, is the world's only known aquatic ants, which means they can both swim and build underwater lairs, just like all of your favorite supervillains. Living in the mangroves along the Australian coast, these ants have cleverly designed their hives so that, when the tide comes in and completely covers the hive with water, the ants can survive in little pockets of air stationed throughout the hive. No other air-breathing creature on Earth can build an aquatic home except humans.
Nestlé Crunch is the name of a chocolate bar made of milk chocolate with crisped rice mixed in, produced by Nestlé. Its current slogan is, "For the Kid in You." It was first introduced in 1937. Nestlé has recently discontinued the traditional packaging technique of wrapping the bar in aluminum foil, sleeved inside a blue paper label, in favor of more conventional packaging practices. The chocolate bar can now commonly be found in a single-ply inner metallised boPET polyester film, typical of convenience foods packaging.
If you're short of some household essentials, and a friend rings up asking how to give you a bit of a hand, this is what was done by some incredibly beautiful -- and unknown -- people. Happy birthday to the pilot. Stu.
no idea if this is real or not - Snipers at the Super Bowl. Tommy
A watch is a small timepiece, typically worn either on the wrist or attached on a chain and carried in a pocket, with wristwatches being the most common type of watch used today. Most inexpensive and medium-priced watches used mainly for timekeeping are electronic watches with quartz movements. Expensive, collectible watches valued more for their workmanship and aesthetic appeal than for simple timekeeping, often have purely mechanical movements and are powered by springs, even though mechanical movements are less accurate than more affordable quartz movements. Metal watch bands with removeable links can often be adjusted at the clasp to change the length. Simply take the spring bar out and put it through one of the other pre-drilled holes.
People alarmed by Ultimate Fighting are sure to be shocked by Ultimate Tazer Ball, a new game in which players use stun guns to floor their opponents. Its backers say the game will develop into an exciting sport of the future. Although the league has yet to play an official game, Ultimate Tazer Ball has a website touting four teams, and video of players dashing around an indoor soccer field and zapping the shit out of each other with hand-held stun guns. The guns are not as powerful as the type used by police, but can still produce a painful shock.
Back in 2004, a flip on skis gone tragically wrong broke Josh Dueck's back and left him as a T11 -- full paraplegic. For the past 8 years one of his dreams has been to do a flip on snow again. On February 3, 2012, Josh became the first person to perform a backflip in a sit-ski. Although let's be honest, when they started talking about safety, I was like why?
Now really, what kind of a civil engineer would put power lines this close to the open shore? That's just stupid.
yeah, you look like you could use a new corporate slogan
old and busted: ear wax removal. the new hotness: ear fungus removal
chaitén - the chilean town engulfed by a volcanic mudflow