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  • The Best Electric Motorcycles Of 2022 ... Power, sleek design, and sustainability.

    01/17/2022 12:05:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | January 13, 2022 | Molly Wolfe
    Energica EGO+ / RS ****************************************************************** Imagine: the wind rushing through your hair as you cruise, streamlining down the highway; passers-by eyeing your sweet ride; no choking petrol fumes in your wake. And that’s just a teaser of what you’ll experience riding one of the best electric motorcycles of 2022. Yes, electric sports bikes have come a long way, and they’re calling out for you to come along for the ride. Whether you dream of open roads, never-ending horizons, and lush wilderness, or you have the more practical need of getting from A to B (who are we kidding, we mean...
  • Electric Two-Wheeler Maker eROCKIT Opens Doors To Investors...The German company wants to accelerate production and availability in other markets.

    01/17/2022 7:39:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2022 at 7:00am ET | Enrico Punsalang
    You may have heard of eROCKIT before, as the German company specializing in pedal-assist electric bikes has been showcasing its products since 2019. eROCKIT AG, the firm's parent company, has acquired 100 percent of eROCKIT Systems GmbH, and has begun issuing shares in a first public offering. Given the recent development, the company seeks to ramp up production, as well as establish sales structures in key markets. Commenting on ramping up production and availability in multiple markets, eROCKIT AG Chairman Andreas Zurwehme said in a report published by The PACK: "The climate targets and the increasing worldwide bans on vehicles...
  • A 60-Year-Old Buck Is the New PA Record Typical Whitetail

    01/16/2022 9:29:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 1/15/2022 | P.J. REILLY
    For the first time since 1943, Pennsylvania has a new state record typical whitetail taken with a firearm. The “new” record buck, however, was shot about 60 years ago. Frederick Kyriss shot the 14-point buck, which measured 202 7/8 inches according to the Boone & Crockett scoring system, in Montgomery County some time in the 1960s. He had the skull with antlers attached mounted in his garage for decades without ever having it measured. Game Commission officials aren’t exactly sure when Kyriss took the giant buck, but guessed it was in the 1960s. In the record book, the harvest year...
  • Serbegeth Singh: Former Pro Football Player Dies 5 Days After Receiving COVID-19 Booster Shot

    01/16/2022 6:40:11 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    The COVID World ^ | January 16th, 2022
    Former Malaysian football player Serbegeth Singh, more popularly known as Shebby Singh, died suddenly from a heart attack while out cycling on Wednesday, January 12th. Shebby, who has worked in recent years as a football pundit, received his COVID-19 booster shot just five days earlier on January 7th. Shebby’s son, Sonuljit Singh, told Free Malaysia Today that his father had received the booster shot five days before his death, labeling those speculating about the jab being related to his sudden death as ‘irresponsible‘. “He had it on January 7th and left us five days later as everyone knows. We do...
  • Outdoor Cats Are Using $500 Starlink Satellite Dishes as Self-Heating Beds

    01/15/2022 4:25:50 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 55 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 14 Jan 2022 | Margaret Osborne
    The devices—developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX—have a warming feature to prevent snow built up from disrupting the signal “Starlink works great until the cats find out that the dish gives off a little heat on cold days,” For those concerned about cats outside in cold weather, Taylor clarifies they do have access to heated cat house. But even when temperatures reached minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, the kitties still used the satellite dish as a $500 cat bed. “When the sun goes down, they head back to their house,”
  • A tick bite gave me a bizarre and deadly allergy to beef, lamb and pork - so WHY can I still eat McDonald's cheeseburgers without a care in the world, asks ELIZA McPHEE

    01/14/2022 4:58:26 PM PST · by Trillian · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2022 | Eliza Mcphee
    I'd always loved meat growing up - sausage sandwiches, lamb cutlets and of course, Christmas ham. So I was far from thrilled when I discovered that I had developed an allergy to red meat at the age of 14. I had been bitten by a tick and developed what is now known as a mammalian meat allergy, which saw me develop the potentially life-threatening condition anaphylaxis, which means I have to carry an epi-pen. One reaction was so severe I had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance after being given a shot of steroids and antihistamines by my...
  • Once pronounced dead after a skydiving accident, a Vitalant employee is living proof about the importance of giving blood

    01/14/2022 3:40:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KEYT ^ | January 14, 2022 | Dave Alley
    Sean Williams is living proof that giving blood is a lifesaver. In 2008, Williams nearly died following a skydiving accident in Southern California. After receiving 48 units of blood during multiple surgeries, Williams survived the harrowing experience, which even included being pronounced dead at one time. Now, 13 years later, the San Luis Obispo resident works for Vitalant, and is not only inspiring others with his story, he's helping make sure other people who are need of blood have access to the precious gift. Williams is hoping his story will let others know just how important blood donations and why...
  • Volvo Trucks gives class 8 electric truck more range, faster charging

    01/14/2022 12:43:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 14 JANUARY 2022 | By Paul Ridden
    The enhanced VNR Electric truck can be had with a 565-kWh battery pack for up to 275 miles of per-charge rangeVolvo Trucks VIEW 1 IMAGES Just over two years ago, Volvo Trucks introduced the VNR Electric regional transport truck to the US market, and now the company has announced an enhanced version – with more per-charge range and faster charging. The class 8 electric truck is part of a six-strong fleet of all-electric heavy trucks in the Volvo Trucks range, and is available in four-battery and six-battery versions, with configurations for the former running to 4x2, 6x2 or 6x4 truck...
  • Fish Believed To Be Extinct in Ohio Found Alive After 82 Years

    01/14/2022 9:15:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | 1/12/22 AT 10:36 AM EST | BY ANDERS ANGLESEY
    Afish long believed to be extinct in Ohio for 82 years has been rediscovered in the state, government wildlife officials proudly declared. The small longhead darter was thought to have been last captured in the Buckeye State in 1939. For decades the species was considered extirpated in Ohio, meaning the fish was extinct locally but could be found in other locations. In a Facebook post shared on January 6, the ODW said: "Who dis [this]? Believe it or not it's a longhead darter. "Why are we so excited? This striking creature, native to Ohio, was thought to be extirpated from...
  • Tesla Model 3 And Y HVAC Systems Under Investigation In Canada: The main concern right now is reduced visibility due to the EVs' inability to defog or defrost the windshield.

    01/14/2022 7:31:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Jan 14, 2022 at 9:52am ET | By: Steven Loveday
    As you may have heard, Tesla Model Y and Model 3 owners in Canada are having issues with their cars' heat pumps. This is a major problem that could be life-threatening, so it needs to be addressed and fixed as soon as possible. That said, Transport Canada has put the cars under an “Issue Assessment Investigation.” The investigation is specifically related to Tesla's HVAC systems and potential problems with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in frigid weather. The government organization has not yet issued a recall. However, automakers must make Transport Canada aware of defects and potential safety concerns, and...
  • Tesla Model 3 Winter Test: RWD Vs. Long Range Vs. Performance

    01/14/2022 7:29:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2022 at 1:22pm ET | By: Dan Mihalascu
    Don't know which Tesla Model 3 to pick? This real-world, cold-weather range and charging comparison test may help you decide. ********************************************************************* VIDEOS AT LINK................ For many people who are considering going electric or upgrading to another EV, the Tesla Model 3 is probably the first model that comes to mind, and for good reason. It’s the right size, very efficient, a Tesla, and relatively affordable. But deciding you want to buy a Tesla Model 3 is just part one of the story because you’ll then have to pick one of the three versions on sale today: the Model 3 RWD,...
  • “Spectacular Discovery” in Antarctica: Massive Icefish Breeding Colony With 60 Million Nests

    01/14/2022 5:55:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2022 | By ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE
    Nests of icefish. Credit: AWI OFOBS Team Researchers detect around 60 million nests of Antarctic icefish over a 240 square kilometers area in the Weddell Sea. Near the Filchner Ice Shelf in the south of the Antarctic Weddell Sea, a research team has found the world’s largest fish breeding area known to date. A towed camera system photographed and filmed thousands of nests of icefish of the species Neopagetopsis ionah on the seabed. The density of the nests and the size of the entire breeding area suggest a total number of about 60 million icefish breeding at the time of...
  • Small Island in Northern England Looking for Landlord to Run Its 300-Year-Old Pub—And Serve as ‘King’

    01/13/2022 6:11:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1-13-22 | Michael Wing
    Just off Furness Peninsula on England’s west coast, lonely Piel Island—with its castle from the 1300s and over-300-year-old public house, The Ship Inn—is in want of someone with the right mindset, and a penchant for living in solitude, to take over her lease, run the pub, and care for the island. As for the said kingship, that too is in the bargain—and it’ll almost be official. The inn’s first recorded landlord, Edward Postlethwaite, served the role from 1746 to 1766. And since the 1800s, according to local authorities, the title “King of Piel” has been bestowed on those who filled...
  • Perilous 40ft-wide sinkhole on English cliff exposes secret underground beach hidden below

    01/12/2022 6:17:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Jan 11, 2022 | BRIAN MCGLEENON
    A HUGE sinkhole at a coastal beauty spot in the north of England has revealed a hidden underground beach.A HUGE sinkhole at a coastal beauty spot in the north of England has revealed a hidden underground beach. However, the hole has grown wider every year since its discovery. The sinkhole is now so big a hidden beach has been revealed with the sea forcing its way through a crack in one of the cliff walls. The clifftop region is managed by the National Trust they have warned walkers and dog owners to avoid the area. Beach artist and former GP...
  • We Shot a Moose, Class. There Will Be a Quiz.

    01/12/2022 5:58:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Jan 2022 | Victoria Petersen
    A small group of Alaskan middle-schoolers get a hands-on lesson in hunting and processing food from the land. NIKISKI, Alaska — Before the sun rose on Nov. 11, 10 students from Nikiski Middle & High School had gathered with their teacher, Jesse Bjorkman, at a gas-station parking lot here in this small community on the Kenai Peninsula — to gear up for a moose hunt.Dispersed among five vehicles, the group drove about 10 miles to the Nikiski Escape Route, a gravel road connecting Nikiski to the city of Kenai. Inching slowly down the snowy road, the students peered out each...
  • Woman gives up hot water, plumbing to save over $27,000 living on a boat

    01/12/2022 4:06:03 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 Jan 2022 | Jade Culver
    A woman has revealed how she has managed to save more than $27,000 on bills and rent since moving into a narrowboat. Elizabeth Earle, 33, first bought her narrowboat, the Leviathan, for $5,200 in 2019 and has since spent an extra $16,500 on renovations and decor over the past two years. “My bills are extremely minimal, I’ve gone from paying $1,642 a month with rent, gas and electric to just $347 a month on the boat.” “The rent for my marina spot at Mancetter is $164 a month, but it allows me to use the facilities, so that’s been quite...
  • Infamous 'Gates of Hell' Crater, Blazing For Decades, Set to Be Extinguished

    01/12/2022 7:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | 12 JANUARY 2022 | BRANDON SPECKTOR
    <p>The leader of Turkmenistan would like to finally close the "Gates of Hell" that have burned continuously in the nation's Karakum desert for five decades, according to recent televised remarks.</p><p>In a January 8 appearance on Turkmenistan's state TV channel, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov urged officials to "find a solution to extinguish the fire", citing concerns for the health of people living near the flaming crater, as well as lost business opportunities, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.</p>
  • Mountain lion enters condo building in Colorado, is killed

    01/11/2022 7:14:29 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 52 replies
    Out There Colorado ^ | 11 Jan 2022 | Spencer McKee
    The police department reports that the mountain lion had entered the main lobby area of a condominium, prompting concern. The department responded and was able to confine the animal in a secure space with assistance from property management, at which point the animal was shot with a dart and tranquilized. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the mountain lion was in a poor condition of health and emaciated, which ultimately resulted in the animal being euthanized.
  • Pennsylvania dentist, 67, is charged with murdering his wife on 2016 African hunting safari then claiming $4.8million in life insurance payouts after telling Zambian police she accidentally shot herself

    01/11/2022 4:52:38 PM PST · by Trillian · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 January 2022 | Jennifer smith
    A Pennsylvania dentist has been charged with murdering his wife during a 2016 African hunting safari as part of an insurance scam and to get out of his marriage to be with his long-term mistress. Dr. Lawrence Rudolph, 67, was charged in Colorado on charges of foreign murder and wire fraud, for allegedly shooting dead his wife Bianca during a trip to Zambia. In the criminal complaint filed against him that was unsealed last week, an FBI agent describes how he had been having an affair for years beforehand, and had seven life insurance policies against his wife which were...
  • Sampson Boat Company - TALLY HO Rebuilding a 1910 Gaff Cutter (binge watch warning)

    01/11/2022 3:53:52 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Series Start JUNE 15, 2017 | LEO SAMPSON GOOLDEN
    I’m on a mission to rebuild a 109-year old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 1909, she is a well-known and important historic vessel – but after many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to rot for decades, despite some valiant attempts to rescue her. I bought her and moved her to the Olympic Peninsular earlier this year, and am now starting to rebuild her from the keel up. Eventually I hope to sail her back to the UK.