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    Spectacular location, too. Perched on the walls at St Michael.
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    I suggest going there and taking a nice long virtual tour on Google Streetview. You can literally visit almost every alley on the island. Fabulous stonework.
     
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    I wish we had a place like that near by. I get my pinball fix on my **** one. There's a game called Pinball Arcade which has dozens of pinballs on it. The gameplay is amazingly realistic, and you use one of the joysticks to nudge the game- but don't tilt it! They only thing it lacks is a good interface. The **** controller is good but you can't replace the actual machine. My favs are Star Trek The Next Generation and Whitewater.
     
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    Taxmantoo Plays with chainsaws

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    That'll buff out.

    Multi panel computer display?
    And maybe with touchscreen features?
    I'd have fun programming stuff like that into it.

    One time I had a box elder beetle walk across my touchscreen panel at work and every footstep caused a tiny rippling circle to acknowledge the pressure.
     
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    It turns out that there are several such places.

    Sister site in Britain:
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    This is literally the SW tip of Britain.

    "Historically, St Michael's Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France (with which it shares the same tidal island characteristics and the same conical shape, in spite of being much smaller, at 57 acres, than Mont St Michel which covers 247 acres), when it was given to the Benedictine religious order of Mont Saint-Michel by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century.[6]"
     
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    Tires from the arctic explorer vehicle
     
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    Nike had the same warhead as the Honest John.
     
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    No pics, but I just thought I'd leave this here:

    Sex toys cause closure of German airport terminal


    The reason we called you over here is that something in your luggage looks like it might be a bomb.
    No, no, it's not a bomb.
    Well, WTF is it?
    It's um, technical stuff.
    (close down a Frankfurt terminal while bomb squad spends an hour deciding it's not a bomb, because the passenger won't tell them he's got dildos and vibrators in his checked bag)
     
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    YES! That's what I thought too. That machine is long out of usage, though.

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    "500hp Cummins diesel powered a generator that then fed electric motors at each wheel, thus spreading the power application across 16 wheels to enhance traction. A later iteration of the Tournatrain added a second Cummins and four more trailers to put 32 drive wheels to the ground."


    That semi-truck will be hauling repurposed wheels for some monster mudder, perhaps?

    "By the way, recognize those tires? Bob Chandler bought four of them from a Seattle junkyard and fitted them to Bigfoot 4 to capture the title of Tallest Monster Truck."
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    (He apparently kept the tires when he upgraded to #5)​
     
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    This one actually made it into service:

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    They were pretty amazing.
    That guy built a lot of outlandish vehicles.
     
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    From the travel guide to Mauritania:

    "There is absolutely nothing in Zouerate making it worth visiting."
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    "Nouakchott, by far the largest city of Sahara, exhibits all the problems of Mauritania. Some people are rich, but inadequate living conditions and slum are dominating, unlike what is normal to the Muslim world. Nouakchott is one of the Arabic cities having most of social problems.
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    CHINGUETTI
    The Holy City of Sahara ...This remote place is the most frequently visited tourist spot in Mauritania...
    Sleeping and eating is not easy in Chinguetti. Rooms are to be found, but there are not many of them, and the choice range is limited. Tent is not a bad idea, but beware where you put it, dunes are moving...
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    OUADANE
    The old caravan centre: Eat and Sleep
    "Nothing. Either hope for the hospitality of the locals, or go for your own arrangement (like camping). "
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    TIDJIKJA
    "Tidjikja is so much a world set apart, and according to reliable sources, true slavery still exists here,- "white" Mauritanians hold "black" Mauritanians as slaves, even if the Mauritanian governments have taken serious measures to stop this tradition. Very true.
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    And these kind words are from the website that purports to make Mauritania sound like a nice place to visit!
     
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