Where bad choices make good stories
#3 - nothing like using a hedgehog to scratch an itch.
#2. Looks like that boy is working on career skills. Good dragline and dredge equipment operators make some serious bucks around hereJD
After graduating from high school,a nephew went full time as a heavy equipment operator. Earning $80K to start. In a few short years, he was running his own crew.A friend's son, at age 24, became the much sought after mechanic. Employed by Caterpillar, his duties were to travel CONUS and OCONUS advising local mechanics. He barely ever touched a wrench anymore. He was pulling in over $200K plus perks. Both of those guys are from ranching families. But even if a guy is not from ranching, he can go to a school, graduate, start pulling some serious dough. Lots of money in moving dirt.
And I'll bet after graduating from a trade school, a guy's school debt is paid for either before or after graduating, by the employer who hires him. For the stuff I was doing as a kid for ten bucks an hour (welding in a logger's cat shop) I'd be making $150k a year doing now. Amazing.
Rick, digging up dirt on democrats can be fatal.Elmo, lots of companies will train the operators and be thrilled to have them.
#9 That is one big magnificent son of a bitch right there! Makes all the insanity going on all around us seem petty and trite. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses while we still can! Eod1sg Ret
I felt exactly the same way about #8.Ed
#5 could make a whole boatload of arrow heads.
#5. Obsidian volcanic glass. That's a lot of arrow heads there.
[rocketride]Or high-end microsurgical scalpel blades. (Metal blades just won't take that sharp an edge.)
#8 - there are some interesting videos of different things getting shredded by machines like that, but never seen a cast iron sink going through one.
That wasn't cast, just porcelain over steel. A cast one would shatter. I've had to break up a few.
That's a stamped steel bath tub.Daryl
Tub. Not cast iron. Steel.
Twin shaft rotary shear shredder, probably hydraulically powered. I worked at a place that made those, hundreds of hp. Car bodies no problem.
Is that what they did to Jimmy Hoffa?
#10 I'm guessing he said, "Hey come here and blow this..."
#6 What's going on with that helicopter?
Shutter and frame speed of the camera match the rotor speed, making it look like they're not moving.
Yeah, not falling for that one again! regards, Alemaster
My guess. But, to be honest, I was anticipating an ambulance shattering kaboom.
#5 - Obsidian! Lots and lots of seriously sharp blades in that chunk. Scalpels for eye surgery are often made of obsidian. It can be made to be 500 times sharper than steel and can be used where cast-off metal particles cannot be tolerated.
[rocketride]#6 'Aliasing' at its finest. The camera's frame rate and the rotor rotation rate are matched such that the rotors have rotated some multiple of 1/5 the way around* in time to place blades in the same positions in time for the next frame. (It's the same thing as the 'wagon-wheel illusion or the strobe images of drops from a faucet seeming to hang in space.)* Since it's a 5-bladed rotor.
#10 Guess who isn't getting laid tonight.
#10 Looks like she has a good sense of humor and able to laugh the whole thing off. Plus she's got class and looks better than a million dollars in gold bullion.
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