Each year for my quest north, I always roll in a rental car. I'm putting 4,000 miles on a behicle in just 2 weeks, so I sure as shit don't want that vehicle to be mine. And since I'm bringing two dogs along, size is just as important as gas mileage. of the seven trips I've made so far, the unanimous winner is the VW Routan full sized minivan; which while I know it's just a rebadged Dodge Caravan, somehow everything just seemed to be better than its American counterpart. And I'll tell you what. even the now defunct Kia Rondo was worth its salt. But this year? The creme dela creme of raging pieces of shit. The epitome of why GM is failing: the Chevy Equinox. Oh. My. Fucking. God. What a piece of shit. Choppy, jerky transmission? Check. Uncomfortable seats? Check. Wasted real estate all over the dashboard? Check. No real storage to speak of? Check. Cheap plastic interior? Check. And mileage? What's the site say? An advertised 31 mpg highway? Fuck you, try 22.6 -- and that's with the cruise set at a paltry 72 miles an hour. The fucking Routan managed 26 mpg when we had the cruise control set at 80. But still, this is why you're doomed, Chevy. This is why you're doomed. Also, brought my nephew his Mosin Nagant -- you might know it as the the rifle Vasily Zaytsev used in Enemy At The Gates -- since he obviously couldn't take it home with him on the plane this past August. Ahh, the things I do to carry on Thanksgiving traditions.
JB Hi-Fi is an Australian CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, video game and consumer electronics chain store, established in Melbourne suburb of Keilor East by John Barbuto in 1974. Barbuto sold the business in 1983 to Richard Bouris and David Rodd who expanded JB Hi-Fi into a chain of ten stores in Melbourne and Sydney turning over $150 million by 2000, when they sold the majority of their holding to private equity. It was subsequently floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in October 2003.
Instagram: it's like Twitter or Facebook, but without all those annoying words to read. Instead, all it is is pictures—and not just pictures of gourmet junk food some hipster bought at a food truck in Brooklyn, but pictures of incredibly attractive women, too. Women like who, you ask? Well, women like the ones on this list. So sit back and get ready to become a huge fan of Instagram.
A speculum is a medical tool for investigating body cavities, with a form dependent on the body cavity for which it is designed. In old texts, the speculum may also be referred to as a diopter or dioptra. Specula come in a variety of shapes based on their purpose, in any case the cylinder or blade(s) of the instrument allow the operator a direct vision of the area of interest and the possibility to introduce instruments for further interventions such as a biopsy. All specula were formerly made of stainless steel, and sterilized after use. However, many, especially those used in emergency departments and doctor's offices, are now made of plastic, and are sterile, disposable, single-use items. Those used in surgical suites are still commonly made of metal.
And wow.... you's are some car knowin muthafuckas...
Ernie, After very careful examination I was finally able to see the car in this photo. The car is a 1959-60 Chevrolet Impala. To my knowledge Chevrolet never produced a 4 door convertible. The car in the picture would be a 4 door hard top with the roof cut off. Another clue would be the 3-4 inches of roof left above the windshield, which the 2 door convertibles produced in those model years did not have. Travis
Ernie, The car in the picture is a 1959-60 Chevrolet. The dashboard is the giveaway. It is not a factory convertible, but a 4-door hardtop with the roof cut off. The windshield header on GM convertibles did not have a painted area above the windshield. The only 4-Door convertibles made in the USA after WWII were the Kaiser Manhattan in the late 1940s and the Lincoln Continental from '61-'67. Yours truly, Mark
Pop quiz hotshot: you get to shack up with one of the Deshanel sisters, but you only get to pick one. So which one is it going to be? The younger sister Zooey, or the older sister Emily? To me? Hands down, Emily. What say you?
A classic lamp contains a standard incandescent bulb or halogen lamp which heats a tall (often tapered) glass bottle containing water and a transparent, translucent or opaque mix of mineral oil, paraffin wax and carbon tetrachloride. The water and/or mineral oil can be coloured with dyes. The density of common wax is much lower than that of water and would float on top under any temperature. When heated, the wax mixture becomes less dense than the water because wax expands more than water when both are heated. It also becomes fluid, and blobs of wax ascend to the top of the device where they cool and then descend.
Here's a little demonstration of how much tar is building up in your lungs from cigarette smoking. You're welcome.
The body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index, is a heuristic proxy for human body fat based on an individual's weight and height. BMI does not actually measure the percentage of body fat. It was devised between 1830 and 1850 by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet during the course of developing social physics. Body mass index is defined as the individual's body mass divided by the square of his or her height. The formula universally used in medicine produce a unit of measure of kg/m2. BMI of 18.5 to 25 may indicate optimal weight; a BMI lower than 18.5 suggests the person is underweight while a number above 25 may indicate the person is overweight; a number above 30 suggests the person is obese (over 40, morbidly obese).
Blue Lake, or Lake Goluboe, to give it its native name, has remained relatively unexplored, possibly because of its remote location in Mother Russia. It is situated up in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia, in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. At present, Lake Goluboe is thought to be the third largest karst source on Earth, and the second biggest in Europe. The lake is a staggering 258 meters deep – which also makes it one of the world's deepest karst lakes – as well as approximately 235 meters long and 130 meters wide. But there is much more than splendor to this lake. Beneath its smooth surface lie mysteries as yet unsolved. And some of these are secrets that the lake will not easily give up; at least, not if the recent tragic death of one diving explorer and the hospitalization of another are read as telltale signs.
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