Saturday, September 16, 2017

11 people were injured and hospitalized as idiot in a Porsche forgets just why people in Mustangs are dumbasses when leaving a Cars and Coffee..... and duplicates the jackass attempt at showing off. Learn how to do a burnout you idiots!

You can see on the road that several tires were smoked leaving the car show... and that this dumbass was richer than he was talented at driving.

His insurance company? Never ever going to give him a policy again

The incident happened about 11 a.m. Saturday as two events took place at the Boise Spectrum Cars and Coffee weekly Saturday meet

Justin King said he heard the crash and immediately rushed to the scene. "You could hear the screaming," he told the AP. "There were people's shoes that went flying. There was at least one youngster, less than 10, he was kind of unconscious."

King said 400 or 500 vehicles showed up for the car show and participants were peeling out for crowds who lined up outside the event to watch. "People like to show off when they leave these events," he said.

Marie Curie at the wheel of one her mobile X-ray machines (dubbed les petites Curies). To help in the war effort, Curie learned how to drive and how to operate X-ray equipment

Maimed soldiers were returning to Paris, limbs hacked off and bodies destroyed by probing because no X-ray equipment or technicians were available at field hospitals. Within a few weeks, [Curie] commandeered unused X-ray equipment from laboratories and the offices of doctors whose occupants had gone to war. At first, this equipment was placed in Parisian military hospitals. Then, in a moment of inspiration, Marie devised the idea of “mobile X-ray units” which could be used in battle-front hospitals to diagnose the wounded before treatment. The first two cars were donated by the Union des Femmes de France. The cars had to be small enough to navigate narrow roads and that the equipment must be lightweight.

Each mobile unit contained a small generator that could be hooked up to a car battery when electricity was unavailable on-site. An X-ray tube was installed on a movable stand so that it could easily be wheeled to the crucial area.

These mobile radiography units, known as “Little Curies,” treated an estimated one million soldiers. They stand as a testament to Curie’s monumental legacy both as a scientist and as an unflinching challenger of oppressive gender norms, her heroism all the more awe-inspiring in its cultural context.

The mobile X-ray units (now called “Les Petites Curie”) were off to a slow start, with bureaucrats forbidding women drivers and technicians to go to the front lines, but Madame Curie prevailed. Dressed in an alpaca coat with a Red Cross armband on the sleeve, she drove to field hospitals at twenty miles an hour. She quickly unloaded the equipment, hooked up a cable to the lightweight generator, covered the windows, unfolded the table, installed the ampoule, and activated the machine.

The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize, Curie remains the only person ever awarded a Nobel in two different sciences. But, unbeknownst to most, she was also a humanitarian hero of unparalleled vision, determination, and courage. She also discovered 2 elements, Polonium and Radium

When France asked all citizens to donate their gold and silver to support the war effort, she offered to donate her prize medals. The offer was refused. A decade later, when World War I broke out, Curie responded not just with generosity but with actionable courage: She set out to mitigate the gruesome effects of the war using the X-ray technology which her own discoveries had made possible.

Marie Curie: she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness, her body bombarded for years by the element she had purified.

 It seems she denied to the end the source of the cataracts on her eyes, the cracked and suppurating skin of her finger-ends, till she could no longer hold a test-tube or a pencil.

She died a famous woman, denying her wounds came from the same source as her power.

very early photos of airplanes

Pilot Santos-Dumont mit Frau Blériot vor der Blériot XI.

photos you may not have seen of the Graf Zeppelin including some of the inside

this is of an earlier Zeppelin

in 1930 the Do X, built by Claude Dornier, took flight for its first Atlantic crossing. It was the world’s largest flying boat at the time.

A glamorous way to see the world as the 70-100 passengers onboard were treated to a dining salon, smoking lounge, wet bar and comfortable seating. However, passengers were integral in helping the captain bank into turns by moving from one side of the cabin to another whenever necessary.

Though the plane was German financed, it was Swiss made due to an element of the Versailles Treaty that restricted Germany's plane production.

The first test flights in the Lake Constance region were carried out with Siemens Jupiter engines. However, these were replaced in the spring of 1930 because of too low a performance against water-cooled Curtiss-Conqueror engines. The installation and testing of the new engines took place at the site of the aircraft factory Altenrhein at Lake Constance, Switzerland. The images were taken shortly before and after the launch of the flying ship. On August 4, 1930, the first start took place with the rebuilt DO-X. After the acceptance by the German experimental institute for aviation (DVL) in October 1930, the aircraft got the identification D-1929

The flight continued north to the United States, finally reaching New York on 27 August 1931, almost nine months after departing Friedrichshafen. The Do X and crew spent the next nine months there as its engines were overhauled, and thousands of sightseers made the trip to Glenn Curtiss Airport (now LaGuardia Airport) to tour the leviathan of the air. The economic effects of the Great Depression dashed Dornier’s marketing plans for the Do X, however, and it departed from New York on May 21, 1932 via Newfoundland and the Azores to Müggelsee, Berlin where it arrived on 24 May and was met by a cheering crowd of 200,000.

To introduce the airliner to the potential United States market the Do X took off from Friedrichshafen, Germany on 3 November 1930, under the command of Friedrich Christiansen for a transatlantic test flight to New York. The route took the Do X to the Netherlands, England, France, Spain, and Portugal. The journey was interrupted at Lisbon on 29 November, when a tarpaulin made contact with a hot exhaust pipe and started a fire that consumed most of the port side wing. After sitting in Lisbon harbor for six weeks while new parts were fabricated and the damage repaired, the flying boat continued (with several further mishaps and delays) along the Western coast of Africa and by 5 June 1931 had reached the Capverdian Islands, from which it crossed the ocean to Natal in Brazil, where the crew were greeted as heroes by the local German émigré communities.

The largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929.

The Do X remained an exhibit until it was destroyed in an RAF air raid during World War II on the night of 23–24 November 1943, by 383 aircraft — 365 Lancasters, 10 Halifaxes, and 8 Mosquitos. Fragments of the torn off tail section are on display at the Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen. While never a commercial success, the Dornier Do X was the largest heavier-than-air aircraft of its time, a pioneer in demonstrating the potential of an international passenger air service. A successor, the Do-XX, was envisioned by Dornier, but never advanced beyond the design study stage.