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crazysience:

Me before social events

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ntmgfootball:

@Castrol managed to combine two things I love, Football and Gymkhana, into one; Footkhana. Neymar Jr and a few friends, seanfreestyle, @LassiHurkainen and @FreestyleAndrew took on Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in a little freestyle fun. Def not for everyone but I found it entertaining as hell. 2 million+ views in 1 days is not bad either. 

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Zoom canadianshits:

ARLINGTON CEMETERY 
A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, 
wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of 
America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." 
- Unknown 
Jeopardy Question: 
On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was 
"How many steps does the guard take during his 
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns" -- 
All three contestants missed it! --  
This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never 
had the chance. Very fascinating. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk 
across the tomb of the Unknowns, and why? 
21 steps : 
It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the 
highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 
2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to 
begin his return walk and why? 
21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1 
3. Why are his gloves wet? 
His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his 
grip on the rifle. 
4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all 
the time and, if not, why not? 
He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the 
tomb. After his march across the path, he executes 
an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder. 
5. How often are the guards changed? 
Guards are changed every thirty minutes, 
twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. 
6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to? 
For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, 
he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall 
and his waist size cannot exceed 30. 
They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, 
live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot 
drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest 
of their lives. They cannot swear in public for 
the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform 
or the tomb in any way. 
After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that 
is worn on their lapel signifying they served as 
guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. 
The guard must obey these rules for the rest of 
their lives or give up the wreath pin. 
The shoes are specially made with very thick soles 
to keep the heat and cold from their feet. 
There are metal heel plates that extend 
to the top of the shoe in order to make 
the loud click as they come to a halt.  
Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms 
ready for guard duty. There are no wrinkles, folds 
or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty 
in front of a full-length mirror. 
The first six months of duty a guard cannot 
talk to anyone nor watch TV. 
All off duty time is spent studying the 
175 notable people laid to rest in 
Arlington National Cemetery . 
A guard must memorize who they are 
and where they are interred. 
Among the notables are: 
President Taft 
Joe Lewis {the boxer} 
Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most 
decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.
In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching 
Washington, DC , our US Senate/House took two days off
with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, 
it was reported that because of the dangers from
the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty 
of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
were given permission to suspend the assignment. 
They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" 
Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain 
of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb 
was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor 
that can be afforded to a service person.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930. 

My grandmother sent me this in an email and it’s really interesting.

canadianshits:

ARLINGTON CEMETERY 


A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life,
wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of
America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."
- Unknown

Jeopardy Question:

On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was
"How many steps does the guard take during his
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns" --
All three contestants missed it! --


This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never
had the chance. Very fascinating.


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk
across the tomb of the Unknowns, and why?



21 steps :
It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the
highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.



2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to
begin his return walk and why?



21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1


3. Why are his gloves wet?


His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his
grip on the rifle.



4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all
the time and, if not, why not?



He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the
tomb. After his march across the path, he executes
an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.


5. How often are the guards changed?


Guards are changed every thirty minutes,
twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.



6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb,
he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall
and his waist size cannot exceed 30.


They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb,
live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot
drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest
of their lives. They cannot swear in public for
the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform
or the tomb in any way.


After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that
is worn on their lapel signifying they served as
guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn.
The guard must obey these rules for the rest of
their lives or give up the wreath pin.


The shoes are specially made with very thick soles
to keep the heat and cold from their feet.
There are metal heel plates that extend
to the top of the shoe in order to make
the loud click as they come to a halt.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms
ready for guard duty. There are no wrinkles, folds
or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty
in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot
talk to anyone nor watch TV.
All off duty time is spent studying the
175 notable people laid to rest in
Arlington National Cemetery .
A guard must memorize who they are
and where they are interred.
Among the notables are:

President Taft
Joe Lewis {the boxer}
Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most
decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching
Washington, DC , our US Senate/House took two days off
with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news,
it was reported that because of the dangers from
the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty
of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
were given permission to suspend the assignment.
They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!"

Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain
of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb
was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor
that can be afforded to a service person.

The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

My grandmother sent me this in an email and it’s really interesting.

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youbetter-runlike-thedevil:

beatspm:


This was taken in Australia. Three separate things happening at once: On the left, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. In the middle, it’s Comet McNaught. Then on the right, there’s lightning from a thunderstorm far away.

i dont care if this has nothing to do with the blog its just sick

on ya ‘straya

oh my god this is so cool

crazeist:

youbetter-runlike-thedevil:

beatspm:

This was taken in Australia. Three separate things happening at once: On the left, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. In the middle, it’s Comet McNaught. Then on the right, there’s lightning from a thunderstorm far away.

i dont care if this has nothing to do with the blog its just sick

on ya ‘straya

oh my god this is so cool

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Zoom americankopite:

Excuse me while I go check my heart rate…

americankopite:

Excuse me while I go check my heart rate…

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americankopite:

"I was there" - Liverpool vs Man City

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