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    Land Speed Record Anarchy

    Here is a Land Speed vehicle I've not heard of before... Mercedes-Benz T80 Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, powered by the DB 603 aero engine and developing 3,000 hp: The T 80 was to become the world’s fastest car on four wheels and reach a speed of 373 mph on the motorway near Dessau in early 1940. However, the outbreak of World War II prevented the car from being completed, and the T 80 never hit the road. * Cylinders V12 * Displacement 2717 cu in * Output 3000 PS (2206 kW) (planed) * At engine speed 3200/min * Top speed 373 mph (planed) https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/classic/museum/mercedes-benz-t-80/
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    LONQR

    Got a light?
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    Moovie Review Threade

    Secrets in the Sky - The Untold Story of Skunk Works (2019) From the IMDB.com https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10452178/ In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America's first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance takers, corner cutters-people who believed that nothing was impossible. In the decades that followed, this secret club would create some of the most iconic flying machines in history: the U-2 spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 stealth bomber - each of them so unfamiliar, so far ahead of their time, that they were often mistaken for something otherworldly. Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works pulls back the veil of secrecy on Lockheed Martin's enigmatic Skunk Works program. It features never-before-seen material: rare photos, films locked away for decades, and entries from the private journals and logbooks of Skunk Works' founder and aerospace legend, Kelly Johnson. With narration by Dennis Quaid, in Kelly Johnson's own words, the film plunges deep into a world shrouded in secrecy - where wars are won or lost not just on the battlefield, but at the design table. Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works reveals the incredible story of one small group of bootstrapping engineers and pilots whose innovative aircraft changed world history. I give this documentary three SNAGS Unfortunately, I was unable to find a trailer for this movie, but I did find this short video on the genesis of the Skunk Works Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin - How it began
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    LONQR

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    Cursing like a sailor

    I worked with a guy like that. In every sentence there were multiple curse words, no matter how short the sentence was. After a few months of hearing him swearing, I told him Enough! Well he stopped and I started. A number of years later I was given that list of Why I Swear by an elderly lady who couldn’t listen to me anymore. I do come out with some cuss words on occasion, but it is not that often.
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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    I sailed a Triumph trimaran once, and think I hit a screaming minus 2.3 knots!
  7. Loved ones at an Irish funeral for Defence Forces veteran Shay Bradley were shocked — then delighted — when they heard the voice of their late friend calling out from his coffin. https://nypost.com/2019/10/14/funeral-cracks-up-as-dead-man-screams-let-me-out-of-coffin/ “Hello, hello — let me out!,” they heard on Saturday at Bradley’s funeral in Kilmanagh, Leinster, as his casket was lowered into the ground. The pre-recorded message continued, “Where the f - - k am I? Let me out, let me out. It’s f - - king dark in here. Is that the priest I can hear? This is Shay, I’m in the box. No, in f - - king front of you. I’m dead.”
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    Cursing like a sailor

    Today, people seem to swear as they think it's cool
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    LONQR

    Fargo, ND?
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    Random PicThread

    It was Mickey Thompson that got me interested in the Land Speed Record when he drove his Challenger I shown above to a 406MPH one-way run on the Bonneville Slat Flats in 1960. I was 11-years old at the time, and I've been interested in the LSR ever since!