Oddball Stuff You Should Know

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stuphoto wrote: Who needs Landing Gear when you have a Nissan Frontier pickup truck
This is a 20 year old video, but rather funny; DC-10 Emergency Landing on Road; nose settles on car



Video was privately made on a $300 budget.

The story of the video: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/405_(film)
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dogspoiler wrote: I've seen that same act at the Abbottsford Airshow, it's really real.
Ya the airshow vid is but the other one with the CGI 727(?) landing on the pickup-...no.
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oldtrucker wrote:
dogspoiler wrote: I've seen that same act at the Abbottsford Airshow, it's really real.
Ya the airshow vid is but the other one with the CGI 727(?) landing on the pickup-...no.
I do wonder if a pickup could be modified to handle the speed, weight and sudden impact.
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There are many hoverflies (below) that mimic bees or wasps, some sting while others do not, but all are useful pollinators.

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A new Whale Species was just discovered

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There are 11 solar systems within 10 light years of the Sol system.
There are 90 solar systems within 20 light years of the Sol system.
There are approx 14,900 solar systems within 100 light years of the Sol system
There are approx 8,000,000 solar systems within 1000 light years of the Sol system.

Notice the big jump between 20 and 100 light years.
The bubble of our radio leakage is nearly 100 light years out now....that's a lot of new listeners tuning in to Ray Noble - Al Bowlly - Midnight The Stars And You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ9aT-Wa_tE

You thought 2020 was interesting....
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This pretty Oddball.
Did you know that astronauts and cosmonauts are not permitted to bring alcohol with them when in space? :200:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... bile=false
Alcohol is banned from space because ethanol can damage technology.
But inspectors regularly found caches of booze aboard Russian space stations.
One cosmonaut crash-dieted to stash cognac in his suit and maintain his weight.
NASA astronauts once joined their cosmonauts at a 'cognac party' aboard Mir.


Well, so much for my dreams. :swear:

Now the other question about what happens on a mixed crew still remains unanswered.
Did they do it?
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Boeing uses potatoes to test their in-flight Wi-Fi, as they reflect and absorb the signals similarly to people. The project is called Synthetic Personnel Using Dialectic Substitution- or SPUDS.
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There are a massive 10 trillion trillion molecules per cubic meter in our atmosphere.
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oneh2obabe wrote:
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Sounds like something Howard Wolowits from the Big Bang Theory would invent.
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