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Old 11-08-2018, 09:41 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:03 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:11 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:17 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:38 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:45 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:59 AM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
8. Saying they'll use a credit card, and then changing their mind once the transaction has begun and deciding to pay cash after all
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:18 PM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
8. Saying they'll use a credit card, and then changing their mind once the transaction has begun and deciding to pay cash after all
9. "If it doesn't scan it's free, right?"
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:39 PM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
8. Saying they'll use a credit card, and then changing their mind once the transaction has begun and deciding to pay cash after all
9. "If it doesn't scan it's free, right?"
10. Instead of watching the cashier scan their items, they wait until it's all bagged and paid for, then stand in the way to examine their receipt and contest the prices they were charged.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:51 PM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
8. Saying they'll use a credit card, and then changing their mind once the transaction has begun and deciding to pay cash after all
9. "If it doesn't scan it's free, right?"
10. Instead of watching the cashier scan their items, they wait until it's all bagged and paid for, then stand in the way to examine their receipt and contest the prices they were charged.
11. Getting into an argument with a member of their party and talking and talking...
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:00 PM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
8. Saying they'll use a credit card, and then changing their mind once the transaction has begun and deciding to pay cash after all
9. "If it doesn't scan it's free, right?"
10. Instead of watching the cashier scan their items, they wait until it's all bagged and paid for, then stand in the way to examine their receipt and contest the prices they were charged.
11. Getting into an argument with a member of their party and talking and talking...
12. Bumping other people with their shopping cart
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:15 PM
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Things customers do that drive store cashiers crazy, particularly this time of year:

1. The credit card shuffle (Going through 50 cards to find the "right" one. Pick a card, any card)
2. Insist that their expired coupons are still good.
3. Talk on the damned cellphone while getting their purchase rung up.
4. Use EBT to buy soda and candy bars for their obese kids.
5. Writing a cheque!
6. Send a kid back to exchange an item from the shelves with the one they brought to the checkout line
7. Emptying their change purse all over the counter, to find 18.
8. Saying they'll use a credit card, and then changing their mind once the transaction has begun and deciding to pay cash after all
9. "If it doesn't scan it's free, right?"
10. Instead of watching the cashier scan their items, they wait until it's all bagged and paid for, then stand in the way to examine their receipt and contest the prices they were charged.
11. Getting into an argument with a member of their party and talking and talking...
12. Bumping other people with their shopping cart
13. Asking if there's more in the back.

Next: Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhas, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4


I'm lenient on the definition of "rock music." Part of the song can feature non-standard time, as opposed to the entire song.

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Old 11-08-2018, 04:20 PM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhas, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:32 PM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhas, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:25 PM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhas, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:19 PM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhas, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:32 PM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/8 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ

Last edited by Intergalactic Gladiator; 11-08-2018 at 07:32 PM. Reason: corected baned naym speling
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:42 PM
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Correction:

Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:28 PM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:00 AM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Turn It On Again, Genesis, 13/8 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StfLy3pzno0
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:08 AM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOl01vKXv6I
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:25 AM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOl01vKXv6I
9. Jerry was a Race Car Driver by Primus 7/8 time

Last edited by Sparky812; 11-09-2018 at 07:25 AM.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:48 AM
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Scratch that, I was thinking of another song.

Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOl01vKXv6I
9. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield - combined 9/8 and 7/8 time.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:16 AM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOl01vKXv6I
9. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield - combined 9/8 and 7/8 time.[/QUOTE]
10. Money by Pink Floyd, 7/8 time) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbbuaIA3Ds

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Old 11-09-2018, 09:44 AM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOl01vKXv6I
9. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield - combined 9/8 and 7/8 time.[/QUOTE]
10. Money by Pink Floyd, 7/8 time) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbbuaIA3Ds
11. Schism by Tool - the band jokes that it's in 6 1⁄2/8
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:31 AM
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Rock or pop music that is not in 4/4 time.

1. King Volcano by Bauhaus, 3/4 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlK5Cwt8rl4
2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, 3/4 time
3. Baby's In Black by The Beatles, 6/8 time
4. River Man by Nick Drake, 5/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhjWdJ-YkQE
5. America, by Simon and Garfunkel, 6/8 time
6. Durango 95 by The Ramones, parts are in 7/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOL5NV0RiBQ
7. Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley, 3/4 time
8. Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3/4 time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOl01vKXv6I
9. Turn It On Again, Genesis, 13/8 time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StfLy3pzno0
10. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield - combined 9/8 and 7/8 time.

11. Money by Pink Floyd, 7/8 time) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbbuaIA3Ds
12. Schism by Tool - the band jokes that it's in 6 1⁄2/8
13. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles, 6/8 time

Restoring Elendil's Heir's entry at #9; I see why Tool might joke that Schism is 6 1/2 / time
Pass

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Old 11-09-2018, 11:07 AM
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1. The Chunnel
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:13 AM
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2. The Bailong Elevator
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2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
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Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern

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1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse

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Old 11-09-2018, 01:54 PM
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Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:59 PM
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1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater

The on-site engineer put a lot more structural steel into its cantilevered decks than Frank Lloyd Wright said it needed - if he hadn't, it would've fallen into the creek decades ago.

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1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater
8. Kansai International Airport

"We don't have any land to build our new airport on."
"No problem. We'll build some new land."
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:26 PM
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[Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater
8. Kansai International Airport
9. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: https://goo.gl/qC888T; https://goo.gl/dM2LDq; https://goo.gl/Qkt4HA


I drove it in 1983, on a cross-country road trip from San Francisco (and back) with my brother, in a tiny Fiat X1/9. Good times.
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Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater
8. Kansai International Airport
9. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: https://goo.gl/qC888T; https://goo.gl/dM2LDq; https://goo.gl/Qkt4HA
10. Burj Khalifa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa

Tallest skyscraper in the world... for now.

Little Nemo, how well would the Kansai airport hold up in an earthquake? Stuff built on landfills often shakes a lot more and takes greater damage.
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Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater
8. Kansai International Airport
9. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: https://goo.gl/qC888T; https://goo.gl/dM2LDq; https://goo.gl/Qkt4HA
10. Burj Khalifa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa
11. Jane Rusell's bra from "The Outlaws" even though she said she didn't actually wear it during filming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlaw
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:50 AM
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Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater
8. Kansai International Airport
9. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: https://goo.gl/qC888T; https://goo.gl/dM2LDq; https://goo.gl/Qkt4HA
10. Burj Khalifa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa
11. Jane Rusell's bra from "The Outlaws" even though she said she didn't actually wear it during filming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlaw
12. Millau Viaduct - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

Tallest bridge in the world.
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11. Jane Rusell's bra from "The Outlaws" even though she said she didn't actually wear it during filming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlaw
Two questions:

1) Does she have a pretty face?
2) Does it really matter?

I’m not sure about #1.
I’m pretty sure about about #2.




Impressive feats of engineering (with links)

1. The Chunnel
2. The New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
3. The Bailong Elevator
4. SS Great Eastern - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Eastern
5. The Bell Rock Lighthouse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rock_Lighthouse
6. Golden Gate Bridge: https://goo.gl/x6kA2g; https://goo.gl/TZJqSo; https://goo.gl/z2jBZe
7. Fallingwater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater
8. Kansai International Airport
9. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: https://goo.gl/qC888T; https://goo.gl/dM2LDq; https://goo.gl/Qkt4HA
10. Burj Khalifa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa
11. Jane Rusell's bra from "The Outlaws" even though she said she didn't actually wear it during filming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlaw
12. Millau Viaduct - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct
13. My company’s product, from Zap Surgical Systems. It treats brain cancer with robotic stereotactic radiosurgery — https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EpWckaiFt4I


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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
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Little Nemo, how well would the Kansai airport hold up in an earthquake? Stuff built on landfills often shakes a lot more and takes greater damage.
I don't know. My major was computer engineering and I dropped out.
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Its Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army

One of the greatest poets of World War I; was awarded the Military Cross; killed in action a week before Armistice Day, November 1918, aged 25
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Owen

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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army

"The Rock of Chickamauga," a Virginian who remained loyal to the United States when his home state seceded, and never lost a battle in which he was in command: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Henry_Thomas
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Its Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army
6. Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy
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I was going to list her too, Admiral Hopper


It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army
6. Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy
7. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, US Navy
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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army
6. Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy
7. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, US Navy
8. Winston Churchill, British Army

Fourth Queen's Own Hussars, Aldershot 1895: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...5_ZZZ5426F.jpg
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Its Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army
6. Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy
7. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, US Navy
8. Winston Churchill, British Army
9. James Doohan, Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry
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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army
6. Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy
7. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, US Navy
8. Winston Churchill, British Army
9. James Doohan, Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry
10. Harry S Truman, US Army Artillery
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It’s Veterans Day on Sunday 11 November, and the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow (10 November), so name a famous military person:

1. Chesty Puller, USMC
2. George Marshall, United States Army
3. Chuck Yeager, USAF
4. Wilfred Owen, British Army
5. George Henry Thomas, United States Army
6. Admiral Grace Hopper, United States Navy
7. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, US Navy
8. Winston Churchill, British Army
9. James Doohan, Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry
10. Harry S Truman, US Army Artillery
11. William B. Cushing, US Navy

Flunked out of Annapolis for flunking Spanish and playing practical jokes; later one of the most daring and accomplished naval officers of the Civil War. He sank the Confederate ironclad CSS Alabama in a daring nighttime raid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_B._Cushing
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