The first conveyorized automatic car washes appeared in the late 1930s. Conveyorized automatic car washes consist of tunnel-like buildings into which customers (or attendants) drive. Some car washes have their customers pay through a computerized POS, or point of sale unit, also known as an "automatic cashier", which may take the place of a human cashier. The mechanism inputs the wash PLU into a master computer or a tunnel controller automatically. When the sale is automated, after paying the car is put into a line-up called the stack or queue. The stack moves sequentially, so the wash knows what each car purchased. After pulling up to the tunnel entrance, an attendant usually guides the customer onto the conveyor. At some washes, the system will send the correct number of rollers automatically, based on tire sensors. The tire sensor lets the wash know where the wheels are and how far apart they are. After the mitter or top brush(es) the car may pass through a second set of wraparounds. This may also be where high pressure water streams are used to clean difficult to reach parts of the vehicle. The car generally passes over an under carriage wash and/or has high pressure nozzles pointed at it from various positions.
So this chick asked folks, "what's the worst injury or illness you've ever had?" Of the top ten answers that I wasn't expecting her to get, a collapsed bowel must have been nine of them. But I suppose in the end, "collapsed bowel" sounds a little more appealing than "digital extraction of fecal impaction," right? Yes? No?
A skateboard is a type of sports equipment used primarily for the activity of skateboarding. It usually consists of a specially designed maple wood board combined with a polyurethane coating used for making smoother slides and stronger durability. Many parts exist with exotic or alternative constructions. Most decks are constructed with a six to seven-plywood, the deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, hardware, bushings and griptape. Attached to the deck are two metal (usually aluminum alloy) trucks, which connect to the wheels and deck. The trucks are further composed of two parts. The top part of the truck is screwed to the deck and is called the baseplate, and beneath it is the hanger. The axle runs through the hanger. Between the baseplate and the hanger are bushings, also rubbers or grommets, that provide the cushion mechanism for turning the skateboard. The bushings cushion the truck when it turns. The stiffer the bushings, the more resistant the skateboard is to turning. The softer the bushings, the easier it is to turn.
Bad news: The Playboy Club located at the Palms in Las Vegas will be closing down, because the popularity of the venue has been declining in recent years, and the new management at the Palms is obviously looking to inject new life into this property. As for the club's Playboy Bunnies, I suspect they'll reappear soon at another casino property in Vegas before too long.
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. He also had difficulty coping with his fame and public image, and the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The circumstances of his death at age 27 have become a topic of public fascination and debate. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, has sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and over 50 million worldwide.
It's a generally accepted fact that there are very few good prequels; George Lucas certainly cemented it as a truism in the popular consciousness… In fairness, it is hard to create a compelling story when the audience already knows the ending, and it's difficult to explain the origins of characters who the audience already know without flattening them and making them less interesting. But while there have been some utter disasters — The Phantom Menace, Hannibal Rising, the list goes on — there have been a handful of others which have been well worth watching. Here are the 10 of the best movie prequels of all time.
Hey Ernie, long time fan here. Thank you for remembering important military dates such as D-Day and others. I admire the fact that you insert stories, pics, and links dedicated to the sacrifices that our military have given for us.
My father was on a destroyer in WW2 in the South Pacific. He was at Midway and many other sea battles. As a child, I would watch documentaries on the naval battles with him, I'd glance at him, and he would have tears running down his cheek. When my Dad died, my Mother remarried many years later to a guy who was in the 3rd or 4th wave on Omaha Beach on D-Day. In essence, I was able to gain a perspective of the Japanese war and the German war. About 4 years ago, my Mother and I went to Hawaii and we went to Pearl Harbor. It was a very solemn and awe inspiring scene. I was forever struck by the magnitude of being there. Thank you Sir for remembering them, for all of us. John
Hello Ernie! This is the first time I have seen this particular report on Fast & Furious. It enrages me that Eric Holder is not already being prosecuted! Have a Great Day! Mark
If you think that's bullshit, Darrell Issa just confronted Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were given specific information about reckless tactics in Operation Fast and Furious. Will anything come out of this? Nah.
A bicycle helmet is designed to attenuate impacts to the head of a cyclist in falls while minimizing side effects such as interference with peripheral vision. There is an active scientific debate, with no consensus, on whether helmets are useful for cyclists in general, and on whether any benefits are outweighed by their disadvantages. The debate on whether helmet use should be enforced by law is intense and occasionally bitter, often based not only on differing interpretations of the academic literature, but also on differing assumptions and interests on the two sides. It is important that a helmet should fit the cyclist properly – in one study of children and adolescents aged 4 to 18 years, 96% were found to be incorrectly fitted. Efficacy of incorrectly fitted helmets is reckoned to be much lower; one estimate states that risk is increased almost twofold.
show me sportsmanship like this at the professional level, and i'll eat my hat
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