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Old 04-29-2019, 01:36 AM   #286
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Oh for Christ's sake...
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Alaska: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
It’s hard to beat America’s last frontier when it comes to free outdoor activities. Case in point, Glacier Bay’s borders span 3.3 million acres — that’s not a typo. For an entrance fee of $0, you can trek across seashores and mountain summits, photograph crystalline glaciers, visit a living laboratory or check out a living biosphere reserve.
And get there for free if you hitchhike and don't eat for a few weeks. Perfect for a family outing (with a passport).
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:50 AM   #287
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The free attraction in CA?

Look up.

In Alabama?

Go to a store.

ETA(<--ya see that, do ya see it? Huh do ya? Feel better?): KY's attraction? Brace yourself, drink bourbon. For free. Uh-huh. You get about a tablespoon. Srsly.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:49 PM   #288
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:52 PM   #289
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Meanwhile in Australia...

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Old 05-14-2019, 08:37 PM   #290
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Meanwhile in the USA...

There's a critical blood shortage and there isn't even a government shutdown in progress!

Gift cards anyone?

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Type O blood supply low, Red Cross offering gift cards for donations

The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the shortage in Type O blood is so critical nationwide that the organization is offering $5 Amazon gift cards to donors as an incentive to boost supply.

Currently, there are only six units of Type O blood available for every 100,000 people, but at least two times that amount is needed every day. …

… Last month, approximately 11,500 fewer Type O donations were collected due to spring break, and schools reducing the number of blood drives organized at the end of the year.

Donors are encouraged to schedule a blood donation appointment today by using the Blood Donor App, by visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Individuals can also open the Red Cross Blood skill on an Alexa-enabled device. ...
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:43 AM   #291
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Gift cards?

Don't they pay cash any more?
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:40 AM   #292
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'S gonna cost more than $5...
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:42 AM   #293
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Meanwhile in Brexitland…

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Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

LONDON (AP) — Thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill.

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© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - This Sept. 16, 2016 file image made from a video shows the 18-karat toilet, titled "America," by Maurizio Cattelan in the restroom of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Thieves have stolen the solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being on show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (AP Photo, File)

… Prior to the theft, visitors to the Cattelan exhibition could book a three-minute appointment to use the toilet. ...
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:17 AM   #294
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How many selfies could you send in 3 minutes?
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #295
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Standard size of a toilet is 72.4 cm tall, 49.4 cm wide, and 71 cm deep. That's roughly 253,936 cubic centimeters.

Now of course it's not a solid rectangular prism, those measurements are the extremities, so let's say as little as 1/3 of that volume is actual gold. That's 84,645 cubic centimeters (again with rounding.)

Solid gold weighs 19.32 grams per cubic centimeter. Meaning this thing weighs about 1,635,346 grams = 1,635 kilograms = 3,605 pounds = 1.64 tons.

The article mentions they used "at least two vehicles" to get away, which makes sense, but that's a hell of a thing to dolly out the door in the first place.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:55 PM   #296
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How many selfies could you send in 3 minutes?
I'd like to see a picture of a dog drinking out of it (maybe a Golden Retriever).
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:08 PM   #297
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i would produce a nugget of gold for this thing.

i would do it by first eating 24 carrots
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:24 PM   #298
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i would produce a nugget of gold for this thing.

i would do it by first eating 24 carrots
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:50 PM   #299
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It would give new meaning to the term "Going for the gold."
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:24 PM   #300
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Meanwhile, over in Weird News...

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