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Rated: 18+ · Book · Opinion · #1916946
A collection of thoughts and comments on various topics.
This is a place for me to capture thoughts, ideas, snippets of this and bits of that, that don't seem to lend themselves to one of the more traditional item types.
July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
#1012887
I sometimes get a kick out of paging through those "Best...", "Worst...", "Scariest...", etc. slideshows that pop up on Yahoo! from time to time. Today's was "Most Dangerous Airports Around the World", and the first one "shown" was Telluride Regional Airport right here in Colorado. The accompanying text describes the location pretty well: "The highest-elevation commercial airport in the U.S. sits on a sharp plateau and is surrounded by 1,000-foot cliffs amid the San Juan mountains. It can be difficult to appreciate the lovely views when planes make the terrifying takeoff over the cliff edge." Personally, though, I would have said "...9,070 feet above sea level..." vs. "...9,070 feet off the ground...".

The most interesting part of the Telluride slide, though, was the accompanying photo. The terrain around the airport does not include a lake, and I'm pretty doggone certain British Airways doesn't fly into Telluride.

 
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July 1, 2021 at 9:02pm
July 1, 2021 at 9:02pm
#1012877
Remember that scene in Volcano where the lava is racing through the sewer tunnels and you're thinking to yourself: "No way! That's all CGI." I'll go along with you on the 'presence' of lava in LA's sewers, but I've gotta give 'em props for showing how fast it can move. Don't think so? Check this out from that active volcano in Iceland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gqYbZv5vDg

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