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October 13, 2019

Moving the first ever Tu-144 supersonic airliner body through the streets of Moscow in 1968


From English Russia:


"When the first ever version of the Tu-144 supersonic airliner was conceived, they didn't build it all together in one factory."


"They built the fuselage in one place — inside Moscow City — and then decided to move it to Zhukovski City where it could be supplemented with all other parts and systems."


"To move such a thing out of the Moscow research center through the city streets they had to build specially-built trolleys that could negotiate the streets as back in 1968, they didn't have a ready-made means of transportation for this task."


"These are a few photos of this event."

I wonder how long it took for photos — both space-based and terrestrially obtained — to arrive at C.I.A. headquarters.

October 13, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What causes the smell of old and new books?


[via Compound Interest and Richard Kashdan]

October 13, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Experts' Experts: The best way to add motor oil


From Popular Mechanics: "It seems counterintuitive, but the best way to pour motor oil is to turn the container so that its opening is on top. In this position, the profile of the neck lets air smoothly replace the exiting oil for a steady pour. Flip it over and the air forces its way in, creating the 'glugging' that sloshes oil all over the engine bay."


October 13, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Fantastic fall foliage (and where to find it)

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The Washington Post has got you covered.

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Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

October 13, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Crocodile & Hippo Bookmarks



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in the 




Set of two (one of each creature):

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$16.99 (books not included).

October 13, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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