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I believe the full article says it stopped working when the tire pressure got below 25 PSI. It said 25 PSI was a normal tire pressure. Seems a bit low to me.

My father brought a VW Beetle back from Germany in the mid 50's. It had no fuel gauge! We were out one time & it started sputtering. Dad yelled to me to turn the lever. There was a lever on the passenger side up towards the firewall. I found it and turned it. The bug got back to it's normal operating mode. I think the reserve was good for another 20 miles or more? I never understood why the lever wasn't positioned so the driver could reach it.
Another time we were out and my dad starts flashing his headlights & blowing his horn. I figured he had finally lost it. Turned out another Beetle was coming from the opposite direction. They were pretty rare back then. GGGG
Lastly the heater air was really hot when the fan was turned all the way up. You had to moderate it or you would quickly fry!
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I grew up with Breyers ice cream and would never buy any other brand. I was really upset recently to find they are now selling "frozen dairy desert" as the Steve Fox picture showed. It's a sad day when I now have to read the labels on Breyers to make sure I am buying ice cream.
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Speaking of cans, what is the only can in the grocery store as far as I know that has a very distinct shape? I noticed that cans of salmon do not have parallel sides like other cylindrical cans. Am I the only one that noticed this and did something to resolve the question? Being the curious sort I am I found a salmon industry web site and sent them an EMail asking them about the strange shape of salmon cans. They replied and explained the curiosity for me. I found it very interesting and hope you do too. The empty cans had to be shipped to Alaska for filling with salmon. Some smart person figured they could stack them inside each other and save a lot of space over normal shaped cans. This decreased the shipping costs measurably. I assume this still holds true. I think every can of salmon you see will be shaped like that. Or at least the ones with Alaska salmon. The next time you go grocery shopping pick up a can of salmon and maybe it will make you smile. That would be nice.
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I always laugh whenever I see folks buying bottled water. Phineas Taylor's famous quote that he never actually said remains true today.

(a fool and his money are soon parted Thomas Tuser 1524-1580)
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I stand corrected, thank you. Fraud seems to be the crux of the law. However that so called artist could face jail if he simply brought those items into the U.S. since fraud is not mentioned regarding altered coins brougfht into the U.S. I found that difference to be pretty strange.

18 U.S. Code § 331 - Mutilation, diminution, and falsification of coins

Whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the mints of the United States, or any foreign coins which are by law made current or are in actual use or circulation as money within the United States;

Whoever fraudulently possesses, passes, utters, publishes, or sells, or attempts to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or brings into the United States, any such coin, knowing the same to be altered, defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, or lightened— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
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I had just landed at JFK airport and was standing at the end of a really long line to
pass through customs. I was in my USN dress blues and had my sea bag. The line was moving real slow. I happened to look over at a customs agent standing at an
unopened station. He signaled for me to his station and processed me through customs.

Another time while in my dress blues with my sea bag I was riding the Pennsylvania RR from Philly up to my parents home in Doylestown. As the conductor was making his rounds I had my wallet ready to pay for a ticket.
I hadn't had time to buy one at the window. When the conductor got to me
he simply said "that's okay, no charge."

Two random acts of kindness that I still remember fondly nearly 50 years later.
Neither one was an earth shattering event on their own but they sure meant
a lot to me!
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I didn't watch the video since your story clearly states the bear did not eat the camera. The story title is wrong. There's a huge difference between eating something that your title claims and reading that he did not eat it. You seem to be completely missing my idea.

I can hardly bear this any more.
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I'm confused. How can it be called a 2nd century lighthouse when a new one was
built over it in the 18th century? Seems to me it's an 18th century lighthouse. The old one is completely covered up by the new one. Lighthouses don't work when they are surrounded by large building blocks.

"During the Eighteenth Century, the architect Eustaquio Giannini conducted a renovation of the site, building a 161-foot tower over the original 112-foot Roman one."
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I once saw three water spouts side by side over the Mediterranean Sea many years ago. Water spouts of course are tornadoes over water. I still remember them, I believe my father took a photo of them but I haven't seen it in ages.
I was 10 or 11 at the time. I don't remember anyone being afraid but I bet the
ship's skipper was keeping a wary eye on them. Not that he could have out run them.
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