Saturday, August 30, 2014
In 1962 Dr. Rogozov was stationed with twelve other Soviet men at a research station in Antartica. He developed peritonitis from a perforated appendix. The closest Soviet station was 1000 miles away. With the assistance of a driver and a meteorologist he removed his own appendix after administering a dose of novocaine to his abdominal wall.
Additional details available here.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Another head scratcher from the collectable automobile world. This 1962 Mini Beach Car sold at Bonhams' Monterey auction for $181,500. Read more about this car here.
In March of last year I posted the result of a Fiat Jolly at auction that brought $110,000.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Last September I posted information concerning record braking alligator catches that had recently been made (http://vectorville.blogspot.com/2013/09/alligators-in-news.html).
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, a new record was set. An alligator measuring 15 feet long and weighing 1011.5 lbs. was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Alabama.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The British automaker, Trident, has just introduced its new Iceni Magna supercar. Powered by a 6.6 liter turbo charged diesel engine rated at 395 hp and 700 ft/lbs of torque. It is able to reach a speed of 60 mph in 3.7 seconds as it rockets it way to a top speed of 190mph. Because it can squeeze 53 miles out of a gallon of biodiesel it has a cruising range of 2000 miles. The price is $161,000.
If the performance is lacking for your personal taste Trident will build their track model for you for an additional $50,000. That car sports 660 hp and 1000 ft/lbs of torque.
Additional information on the Magna available here or visit the Trident website.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
These T-shirts are sold at a Canadian Indian reservation. In recent years the use of caricatures or slang terms for native Americans as team names has caused controversy. Some say it is disrespectful and demeaning to use these slang names or to use a non-complementary caricature as a trademark. The t-shirt example shows a sense of humor can be brought to the debate.
For those who do not know the Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team.