Photos of Interest 15 March 2016

Aviation Art 104 ► Lady in the Dark

Lady in the Dark by Mark Karvon (P-61 Black Widow)

Lady in the Dark

by Mark Karvon

Equipped with a state of the art radar, 4 machine guns and 4 cannon, the P-61 Black Widow was as deadly as its namesake. On the night of August 15, 1945, Lee Kendall was flying “Lady In The Dark” on patrol. An unknown aircraft was acquired on radar and “Lady In The Dark” gave chase. Realizing her had been spotted, the pilot of the unknown aircraft attempted countermeasures and evasive maneuvers but to no avail. As the Black Widow closed in, the panicked pilot inadvertently flew his aircraft into the ground. Since Japan surrendered earlier that day, this action gave “Lady In The Dark” the final aerial victory of World War II. The wreckage of a Ki-44 Tojo was spotted the following day.

[Source: http://www.aviationarthangar.com/laindabymaka.html Feb 2016 ++]

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Battle of Okinawa ► Machinato | Suicide Bomber

A Japanese suicide bomber blows up next to a British aircraft carrier, in the waters off Ryukyu Islands, on May 4, 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa. (AP Photo)

Japanese suicide bomber blows up next to a British aircraft carrier, in the waters off Ryukyu Islands, on May 4, 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa

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D-Day Fuel Stocks

stock carburant à Hixton

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Ghosts of Time ► Then & Now’ Photos of WWII Sites (12)

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Help!!!Things that might make you say it (08)

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Interesting Ideas ► Plastic Bottle Cap Alternate Use

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Cut the threaded portion of the bottle neck from the bottle, Push a plastic bag up through the removed bottle neck, fold the bag down over the neck, and twist on the lid. This seals the bag, making it air or water tight for storage! So useful for sealing bulk items in plastic bags.

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Interesting Inventions ► Pocket Molecular Sensor

Source: SCiO

SCiO is a pocket molecular sensor. Shine its little light on your food (or really most anything) and it will send your smartphone data about what’s in it. In the case of food, it can tell you about the quantity of calories, sugar, protein and other factors. It only really works on single objects, so while it could tell you the chemical makeup of each ingredient in a salad, it can’t tell you about the entire salad in one go. The sensor could be useful for dieters, amusing for amateur chemistry buffs and potentially life-saving for people with special dietary concerns, such as diabetics. The sensor itself costs $249, and you’ll need a smartphone app with a monthly subscription. Should be available in late 2016 [https://www.consumerphysics.com/myscio]

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Moments of US History ► Abandoned New York City Baby 1971

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An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

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Most Creative Statues ► Brussels, Belgium | Toppling Policeman

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De Vaartkapoen by Tom Frantzen

De Vaartkapoen

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Parking ► Revenge Tactic #15 Against Inconsiderate Parkers

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Photos That Say it All Nap Time

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Spanish American War Images 85 ► USS Olympia Apprentice Boys

Apprentice boys pictured aboard the USS Olympia, the flagship of the Asiatic Squadron

Apprentice boys pictured aboard the USS Olympia, the flagship of the Asiatic Squadron

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WWI in Photos 139 ► Equine Gas Mask

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A German ammunition column, men and horses equipped with gas masks, pass through woods contaminated by gas in June of 1918.

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WWII Advertising Piper Cub Points the Way

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WWI Stills ► Bastogne supply drop

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WWII Posters ► Know Your Place, Shut Your Face

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[Source: http://www.legion.org/documents/legion/posters/120.jpg | 15 Mar 2016 ++]