Like plane crashes, train derailments have always captured my attention. To imagine the forces necessary to toss these gigantic creations around like children's toys is just mind boggling. For instance, the EMD SD70 is a series of diesel-electric locomotives produced by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in response to the GE Dash 9-44CW. Production commenced in late 1992 and since then over 4000 units have been produced; most of these are the SD70M and SD70MAC models, each weighing in at a hefty 415,000 pounds. So when I see a photo of one that has obviously been derailed, I'm always kind of shocked and amazed. I mean how the hell do they get 200 tons of steel to go from this to this? Cranes and weights and angles; it's got to be a monumental job, right? Well I still don't know how they do it, but I do know how they don't do it.
Just recently Katherine Webb leveraged her instant fame bestowed on her by a drooling Brent Musberger during the Alabama National Championship throttling of Notre Dame to get included in SI's swimsuit issue. Of course she's also gorgeous and fits in perfectly! Other models on the red carpet were Kate Upton, Cintia Dicker, Jessica Gomes, Julie Henderson, Ariel Meredith, Genevieve Morton, Jessica Perez, Chrissy Teigen, Anne V, Adaora and Nina Agdal as they celebrated the 50th edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at Marquee Nightclub, with many of them wearing Forevermark Diamonds to the event. Check out some of these pics from the event.
The Mirage is a 3,044 room hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip and was built by developer Steve Wynn and designed by Joel Bergman. It opened in November 1989 and was the first resort that was built with the money of Wall Street through the use of junk bonds. It was built on the site, formerly occupied by the Castaways and previous to that, the Red Rooster Nite Club. The Mirage was the most expensive hotel-casino in history, with a construction cost of $630 million. The hotel's distinctive gold windows get their color from actual gold dust used in the tinting process.
Lauren Cohan is an American-born English actress, born in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey during her childhood before moving to her mother's native United Kingdom in her teens. Cohan was cast in Season Three of Supernatural as Bela Talbot; a thief, appearing in six episodes, who procures valuable supernatural objects and sells them to very rich and possibly very powerful people. She was also in Van Wilder 2 where she sort of geared down but not all the way. Her big claim to fame was being cast in the second season of the AMC television series The Walking Dead based on the comic book series of the same name, in the recurring role of Maggie Greene -- here's an interview with her talking about the show's popularity. And sorry about the Sarah Silverman.
Hey Big Ern, Writing from Occupied Colorado. Took advantage of Magpul's "Boulder Airlift" operation to get 30 round Pmags to Colorado citizens at pre-Newtown pricing with $5.00 shipping before the ridiculous do nothing law comes into effect. We have a lot of work to do here to make some unemployed legislators next year. Wish us luck! ~Crosshair
Found throughout the tropic and subtropic area, the Coconut Palm is known for its great versatility as seen in the many domestic, commercial, and industrial uses of its different parts. Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. When mature they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk.
In aviation terminology, a rejected takeoff (RTO) or aborted takeoff is the situation in which it is decided to abort the takeoff of an airplane. An RTO is usually seen as one of the hardest tests an airplane has to undergo for its certification trials. The RTO test is performed under the worst possible conditions. During an RTO test most of the kinetic energy of the airplane is converted to heat by the brakes, which may cause the fusible plugs of the tires to melt, causing them deflate; and small fires may start. This is acceptable to pass the test, as long as the resulting fire does not spread to the airplane body. The scariest part is when the airport crash and rescue teams have to wait for a full five minutes before they are allowed to cool the brakes, to simulate actual response times.
Some rappers go way above and beyond the basic need to show off their socioeconomic status through custom jewelry. These guys don't just settle with a simple diamond-encrusted crucifix by Jacob Arabo. They want to be original, so they come up with extravagant, outlandish, and utterly ridiculous designs for chains that supposedly say something about them. Then they actually wear these chains in public.
Following the success of Code Red in 2001, over 30 subsequent flavors bearing the Mountain Dew name have been introduced. An orange-colored, orange-flavored Mountain Dew, Live Wire was initially introduced in 2003 as a limited-edition flavor for the summer. In 2005, after two years of limited summer releases, Live Wire became a permanent addition to the Mountain Dew product line. It appears that Live Wire became region-specific in 2011, as many areas across the U.S. began noticing its disappearance from shelves. It was also released in New Zealand in 2011.