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« Reply #630 on: August 14, 2015, 06:46:19 AM »
Some new video of the recent massive warehouse explosion in China:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0e5_1439474009


:eyecrazy:


According to Reuters, that was shot from 1km away, and the guy taking the video got a "sunburn"

"Let's gooo!" indeed.

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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #631 on: August 14, 2015, 07:29:23 PM »
I am surprised that you did not see or hear their windows being blown in from the force of the explosions.  I agree, it was time to get out.
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #632 on: August 14, 2015, 08:28:21 PM »
Ain't been reading or watching much news lately. What the hell was that anyway? Some kind of chemical factory accident? I remember years ago, there was a sugar plant here in the US that blew up in a pretty similar way. Because not many people are aware of it, but sugar can actually explode. Something I learned on a camping trip as a youngster when I got ahold of a bag of powdered sugar and started chucking handfuls of it in the campfire one night, hehe.
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« Reply #633 on: August 27, 2015, 02:32:15 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGH9NGBNYk

People Swallowed By Massive Sinkhole, China
 :WTF: :eek:

I guess it is more than their economy that is dropping.
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« Reply #634 on: August 28, 2015, 03:40:54 AM »
That sinkhole - wow!   :WTF:   Supposed to be funny, right?  Ha!   :nana:  In this country, they'd be suing like crazy - even the people watching (trauma) as well as the staff.  We're big here, in England, on suing, and libel etc.  Want to sue somebody for slander / libel etc. here is the place to come   :eyecrazy:

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« Reply #635 on: September 05, 2015, 12:25:05 PM »
Bizarre:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/why-many-drivers-in-china-intentionally-kill-the-pedestrians-they-hit
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It seems like a crazy urban legend: In China, drivers who have injured pedestrians will sometimes then try to kill them. And yet not only is it true, it’s fairly common; security cameras have regularly captured drivers driving back and forth on top of victims to make sure that they are dead. The Chinese language even has an adage for the phenomenon: “It is better to hit to kill than to hit and injure.”

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« Reply #636 on: September 06, 2015, 04:18:00 PM »
Agreed  :WTF:
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« Reply #637 on: September 13, 2015, 06:27:04 PM »
http://m.nydailynews.com/news/world/refugee-mario-depicts-europe-migrant-crisisis-game-article-1.2358898

They forgot the part where Mario imposes Sharia law, forces Princess Peach into a burka, and blows up the castle...

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« Reply #638 on: September 15, 2015, 12:32:25 AM »
Nice visual aid illustrating how the incremental nature of gradual speciation makes the question, "when did the first human appear" not answerable.

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https://twitter.com/ChessPiano/status/643384897281871872

"My 7 year old wanted to know who was the first person. So I made this and she now gets it."



It's fairly impossible to point definitively to the 'first human' in the chart, and that's already compressing something like 40,000 generations down to 30.

Imagine about 1300 more pictures between each picture on that chart, all just as gradual.



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« Reply #639 on: September 15, 2015, 03:14:02 AM »
Ricky Gervais isn't a human at all. The chart is flawed.

David Bowie isn't human either. Pretty sure those pics in the middle are David Bowie.
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« Reply #640 on: September 15, 2015, 03:55:33 PM »
The chart is flawed.

Yes it is - Michael Jackson could have showed up in practically every position on the chart and he only lived 50 years.
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« Reply #641 on: September 16, 2015, 10:32:03 AM »
Well, MJ did say 'I'm not like other guys' in the Thriller vid.  He's wasn't kidding either :)
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« Reply #642 on: September 20, 2015, 08:25:28 PM »
Calling for a ban on....Sex Robots!

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34118482

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A girlfriend....with a Volume Control....

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« Reply #643 on: September 21, 2015, 09:45:06 AM »
"Inventing" a clock in 20 seconds.

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« Reply #644 on: September 21, 2015, 10:09:59 AM »
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