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Have you ever been awakened by a loud noise no one else heard? (SNP)   The Healthy You: Health and Fitness Polls

Started Aug-17 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 4710 views.

Oh, the problem was just there was not enough countertop space for the microwave, so it was more convenient to just create space above the breakfast bar by hanging it from the ceiling.

BWArtist said:

But the worst sound I heard was when the earth made a methane fart while your busy with your work. It's a sound that's very explainable as to why when a new hire would think it's okay to sneak a cigarette underground to light up, and get his nicotine fix, he would be beat to a pulp.

Yeah, shifting rock and earth and releases of flammable gas are pretty dang real indicators that something is wrong.

I remember one afternoon, hearing sirens in the distance, then suddenly what sounded like a couple of gunshots a few blocks away, and then a whole bunch more sirens warbling and positively flying down the street about 1/4 mile from the office.

So of course I head out the door to hear better, and saw this gigantic plume of black smoke billowing up from I-20. The smoke got heavier and then I could see flame, which over the top of other structures had to have been a good 100 feet high. Then another very huge fireball, followed with a very noticeable delay by a very loud bang. More wailing sirens, these from at least 4 different fire trucks racing to the scene.

I went up onto the roof to get a better look, and saw stalled traffic going both ways backed up for several miles, and flashing lights everywhere down at the Interstate, heard more sirens, saw yet another pumper and a large tanker heading towards the scene. Another group of loud bangs that lagged big bursts of flame by just about 2 seconds, and then a big fireball that left a mushroom cloud and a double bang.

There continued to be explosions for quite a while, and whatever was going on clearly had a lot of fuel going on. Then just when you thought it couldn't get more intense, there was one more big explosion, and finally you could see the black smoke slowly starting to turn more gray and less intense. This went on for a good 30 minutes until at last the smoke was just a small plume of white.

I'd carried the 2 meter rig with me, which will listen out of band to the 155 mhz spectrum that includes fire dispatch, and tactical channels. There was plenty of chatter but it was quite a while before I heard anyone mention what was actually burning, on the air. To add to the drama, in the middle of the whole spectacle near the beginning, from the roof, I heard the whop-whop-whop of a helicopter, which landed about 1/4 mile away from the inferno. It was the distinctive red LifeFlight, which then took off again after only about 60 seconds on the ground. Instead of heading across town to the main hospital, it continued to climb and accelerate to the far north towards Lubbock.

Found out later, an 18 wheeler had caught fire. The drivers barely made it out after pulling over and getting stopped, and one was severely burned. The explosions were the burning tires blowing one by one. There was footage on the news that night which showed the rig totally burned to the ground where it stopped halfway up the overpass.

Part of the fire was the asphalt / tarmac on the highway surface itself, and it partly melted the guard rail as well.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Aug-28

What an interesting way to solve your priblem? Can you post a picture sometine,
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-28

That was a horrible event and should not have happened.  Most people hate corruption, there is no disagreement there.

Showtalk said:

Yes, but it never fell into the ocean and the world never ended.

At least not yet, although if one were to look at the news reports about all the rioting and looting and arson everywhere to the exclusion of any firsthand observations, one could conclude the latter might be fairly close at hand.

It stemmed from a simple concept where if there's not enough horizontal surfaces available, and you need clear open space on the countertop, but still need access to the microwave ... Kind of like with the cooktop counter islands in many kitchens, there are cabinets and stuff bolted to the ceiling that are over the island, surrounding the ventilation hood so you have 360 degree access to everything but the floor and countertop areas are kept clear.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-28

Civil society has broken down in cities due to unrest, but it’s not overall destroying those cities, at least not yet, not completely.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-28

What is a horizontal surface?  Isn’t that known as “storage?” 

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Aug-28

Where does the cord plug in?
Does it ever wiggle while cooking?
Showtalk said:

What is a horizontal surface? Isn’t that known as “storage?”

Yes it is. Long term archival storage if I remember correctly :)

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