Marine aviation officially began on 22 May 1912, when First Lieutenant Alfred Austell Cunningham reported to Naval Aviation Camp in Annapolis, Maryland, "for duty in connection with aviation." As the number of Marine Aviators grew, so did the desire to separate from Naval Aviation, a dream realized on 6 January 1914, when First Lieutenant Bernard L. Smith was directed to Culebra, Puerto Rico, to establish the Marine Section of the Navy Flying School. In 1915, the Commandant of the Marine Corps authorized the creation of a Marine Corps aviation company consisting of 10 officers and 40 enlisted men. The first official Marine flying unit arrived with the 17 February 1917, commissioning of the Marine Aviation Company for duty with the Advanced Base Force at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Here is a message from the current Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, commemorating 100 years of Marine Corps Aviation.
Dr. Strangelove is based on a novel titled Red Alert, which is exactly as serious as you'd expect a novel about Cold War politics to be. But Stenley Kubrick decided pretty early in the production that he'd turn the story into a satire -- the problem was, he'd already cast some actors to play a drama. Among them was George C. Scott, who wanted to give his character a serious performance. Kubrick realized he'd never be able to convince Scott, so he used another technique to get the iconic performance out of the actor: he straight out fucking lied to him. According to James Earl Jones, Kubrick came up with the idea of doing practice takes, asking everyone to give their craziest performance just to warm up before shooting the real Dr. Strangelove. Scott hated the idea, but Kubrick convinced him to do the warm-ups by promising that no one would ever see them. Which was bullshit, of course: The camera was rolling the whole time. Scott was so furious when he saw the improvised sessions in the finished movie that he swore he'd never work with Kubrick again. But hey, at least Kubrick actually told him they were now doing a comedy, unlike Slim Pickens, who was reportedly never informed that he wasn't in a drama. And just for the record, nothing in Dr. Strangelove was anywhere near as terrifying as the final phone call from Fail-Safe, nor as heartwarming as Sergeant B saving Bohdi from a life of misery and cruelty in Afghanistan.
Kyrie Irving is an professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in New Jersey. He played as a point guard for Duke University as a freshman before being selected as the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by Cleveland, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2012. He also enjoys practical jokes.
Diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. In humans, the term is most commonly applied to an open space between the upper front teeth. It happens when there is an unequal relationship between the size of the teeth and the jaw. Diastema is an adjustable dental condition. This includes traditional braces, Invisalign, or direct dental bonding to make the teeth wider and thus fill up the space. One problem with orthodontic correction is relapse: There is a strong propensity for the gap to reappear after treatment. This can be addressed by bonding a permanent retainer to the inside surfaces of the teeth. Some internet sources sell elastics that are designed to pull the front teeth together and close a diastema. However, orthodontists and cosmetic dentists warn that these techniques tip the teeth rather than move them sideways as they should be moved. In some cases, people using this technique have caused their front teeth to come loose.
The weather is turning warmer all across the northern hemisphere and in less than a month, summer will be upon us. In fact summer is the season of sun, surf, brush fires, and slacking at work. Not to mention the season of the much needed extended vacation. And whether or not you or I are taking awesome vacations this summer, the hottest sports hotties certainly are. Actually, many of these broads are living a permanent vacation that the loser likes of you and I could never even imagine. At least we can spy on all 25 of them via Twitter. Also, Hannah Teter seems to be healing nicely.
The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given as a token of friendship, love, or marriage. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the city of Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century, though elements of the design date to the late Roman period. Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's relationship status: On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is single and may be looking for love. On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is in a relationship, or their heart has been captured. On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is engaged to marry. On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is married.
Here's a name we haven't heard in awhile: Knockers Montag! I only mention her because she leads off the list of celebrities with famously fake knockers.
A gas at room temperature, formaldehyde is colorless and has a characteristic pungent, irritating odor. it is an important precursor to many other chemical compounds, especially for polymers. In 2005, annual world production of formaldehyde was estimated to be 23 million tons. Formaldehyde is used extensively in the woodworking and cabinet-making industries. Urea-formaldehyde is used in the glues that bond particle board together. Commercial solutions of formaldehyde in water, commonly called formalin, were formerly used as disinfectants and for preservation of biological specimens. In view of its widespread use, toxicity and volatility, exposure to formaldehyde is a significant consideration for human health. On 10 June 2011, the US National Toxicology Program described formaldehyde as "known to be a human carcinogen".
Coaxial cable, or coax, has an inner conductor surrounded by a flexible, tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield. The term coaxial comes from the inner conductor and the outer shield sharing the same geometric axis. Coaxial cable was invented by English engineer and mathematician Oliver Heaviside, who patented the design in 1880. Coaxial cable is used as a transmission line for radio frequency signals. Its applications include feedlines connecting radio transmitters and receivers with their antennas, computer network connections, and distributing cable television signals. One advantage of coax over other types of radio transmission line is that in an ideal coaxial cable the electromagnetic field carrying the signal exists only in the space between the inner and outer conductors. This allows coaxial cable runs to be installed next to metal objects such as gutters without the power losses that occur in other types of transmission lines.
The Canadian oil sand mines refused a photographer access, so he rented a plane to see what they were up to. Kinda scary.
And finally, take a look at this map and ask yourself, just what is so damned important about 17900 Rinaldi Street near Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California? Well for one thing, a fire hydrant has been installed since the last time a Google Maps car came through.
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