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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2225 on: October 28, 2019, 03:22:39 PM »
First sinkhole I have seen with perfectly straight and square lines.


Damn those 3D street artists are making those drawings of hole more realistic all the time!

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« Reply #2226 on: October 28, 2019, 03:26:49 PM »
@GtHawk

I think you're looking at a shadow of the bus on the street.  This video has a closeup of the bus -- the hole is more irregular here:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/10/28/port-authority-bus-sinkhole-downtown-pittsburgh/

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2227 on: October 28, 2019, 04:10:58 PM »
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Did he have anything to protect his...uh...balls?




It does give one a thought, doesn't it?

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« Reply #2228 on: October 28, 2019, 04:19:40 PM »
@Applewood  I've been laughing about the PAT bus ever since this morning. Glad no one was hurt, but it really is kind of funny.
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« Reply #2229 on: October 28, 2019, 04:23:07 PM »
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Did he have anything to protect his...uh...balls?

Hope the shaft on his putter wasn't damaged.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2230 on: October 28, 2019, 04:28:21 PM »



It does give one a thought, doesn't it?
Maybe they were in his golf bag... :tongue2:
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2231 on: October 28, 2019, 04:32:36 PM »
@GtHawk

I think you're looking at a shadow of the bus on the street.  This video has a closeup of the bus -- the hole is more irregular here:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/10/28/port-authority-bus-sinkhole-downtown-pittsburgh/
Examining the available images at the link, the straight lines are the result of pavement parting at seams created by when the pavement was laid down (the machines that lay the surfacing material lay a strip roughly a lane wide). If there is an electrical vault and gas lines beneath, there was a structural failure in the subsurface construction which may or may not be related to natural processes.
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« Reply #2232 on: October 28, 2019, 05:32:57 PM »
@Applewood  I've been laughing about the PAT bus ever since this morning. Glad no one was hurt, but it really is kind of funny.

While I was looking for a better photo for @GtHawk I found several other stories about buses falling into sinkholes, including one story from Japan.  I guess this happens more often than we think. 

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« Reply #2233 on: October 28, 2019, 05:49:08 PM »
Examining the available images at the link, the straight lines are the result of pavement parting at seams created by when the pavement was laid down (the machines that lay the surfacing material lay a strip roughly a lane wide). If there is an electrical vault and gas lines beneath, there was a structural failure in the subsurface construction which may or may not be related to natural processes.

Thanks for the explanation.  You know more about this stuff than I.  Actually, I was thinking the cause might be a water main break or underground pipe burst    The City of Pittsburgh has an antiquated water system.  Used to have water main breaks only in winter; now it's year round. And that's on top of periodic problems with the water itself, necessitating boil water advisories and sometimes shutoffs.   No money and no desire to fix the system or to upgrade it.  At one point it was suggested that the city transfer responsibility for the water system to a private company, but the powers that be put the kabosh on that idea.  Where I live in the 'burbs, we have a private water company which keeps our water and the mains and pipelines in top condition. 

And yes, the street is probably in bad shape.  Pittsburgh, like most of Pennsylvania, has awful roads.  When they fix or build a road, they use the cheapest materials they can find.  Roads are always being dug up and fixed, but a few months later, they have to be fixed again.  Sometimes when there is no money, a bad road can be in disrepair for months or years. 

it will be interesting to see and hear what the investigators determine as the cause. 

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2234 on: October 28, 2019, 05:54:00 PM »
If there is an electrical vault and gas lines beneath, there was a structural failure in the subsurface construction which may or may not be related to natural processes.
The bus is still in the hole. Officials are trying to determine the status of underground gas, electric, water, etc., lines.
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...  “The problem that we’re having is that we have to lift that Port Authority bus straight up, because we have a Duquesne Light electrical vault involved, we have several gas lines involved and we don’t want to create any further problems than what we have now. Traffic is going to be a problem for the next eight to 10 hours. I know that we have a Steelers game tonight.”

The sinkhole is about 20 feet deep.

Authorities say the bus is sitting on three major power lines. Those will need to be turned off before the bus can be removed. During that process, some downtown businesses could lose power, and at least one is already without water. ...
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2235 on: October 28, 2019, 10:41:30 PM »
@GtHawk

I think you're looking at a shadow of the bus on the street.  This video has a closeup of the bus -- the hole is more irregular here:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/10/28/port-authority-bus-sinkhole-downtown-pittsburgh/
No I was actually making a joke, kinda like in the cartoons where the Coyote paints a tunnel on a a cliff and the Roadrunner runs through it -- But obviously it came across a lot more irregular where you are :shrug:

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2236 on: October 29, 2019, 07:04:45 AM »
In case anyone cares, here is a report and video of the bus being lifted out of the sinkhole:

https://www.wtae.com/article/pittsburgh-sinkhole-port-authority-bus/29607762

And @GtHawk you were right.  The hole was more squared than I thought.  You can see it better in the second aerial view video at the link. 

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2237 on: October 29, 2019, 08:26:43 AM »
That was a big sink hole
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2238 on: October 29, 2019, 07:16:24 PM »
It happens.
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Deputies: Man Stabs Woman Over Fear She Would ‘Feed Him To Zombies’
October 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm

MONETTA, S.C. (CBS Local) — A South Carolina man allegedly stabbed a woman because he feared she would feed him to zombies, according to investigators.

William Berry, 29, of Aiken was arrested Saturday in Monetta after a woman was stabbed five or six times in the back, according to an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office incident report. ...

Berry allegedly told deputies he “poked someone” because “they were trying to feed him to zombies and being mean to him,” according to the incident report. ...
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2239 on: October 29, 2019, 07:23:58 PM »
It happens.Rest of story

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Well,ya can't blame him for that. Nobody wants to get fed to zombies.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2240 on: October 29, 2019, 08:01:27 PM »
Oh goody.  Are limericks back on?
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« Reply #2241 on: October 29, 2019, 08:39:48 PM »
Don't call it the "Federal Government," that's an insult to the Founders.  It's a "National Government."
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2242 on: October 30, 2019, 09:23:17 AM »
Bath salts?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2243 on: October 30, 2019, 09:28:26 AM »
There is a local place the youth hangout to do various foolish youthful pursuits. There is rather tall rock face that a former student decided to "fly off of" after taking bath salts. It took about 5-6 of her "friends" to hold her back so she wouldn't. This was the straw that broke the camels back for her parents to finally get her some help.
At least she didn't try to eat their faces...
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2244 on: October 30, 2019, 09:31:20 AM »
At least she didn't try to eat their faces...
Yeah, that seems to be a typical effect of the drug.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2245 on: October 31, 2019, 09:15:55 AM »
 Woman cracks mother’s skull with crucifix during fight: report
By Ben Feuerherd
October 29, 2019

 A Texas woman attacked her mother with a crucifix on Sunday, repeatedly hitting her in the head and fracturing her skull, a report said.

The suspect, 25-year-old Christian Lydia Martinez, got into a fight with her 45-year-old mother after she came home after a day of drinking in San Antonio, the Smoking Gun reported.

During the fight, Martinez allegedly grabbed a crucifix from the wall and socked her mother in the head with it, according to the report.  ... NY Post
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« Reply #2246 on: October 31, 2019, 09:31:32 AM »
Woman cracks mother’s skull with crucifix during fight: report
By Ben Feuerherd
October 29, 2019

 A Texas woman attacked her mother with a crucifix on Sunday, repeatedly hitting her in the head and fracturing her skull, a report said.

The suspect, 25-year-old Christian Lydia Martinez, got into a fight with her 45-year-old mother after she came home after a day of drinking in San Antonio, the Smoking Gun reported.

During the fight, Martinez allegedly grabbed a crucifix from the wall and socked her mother in the head with it, according to the report.  ... NY Post
I am confused, which one was out all night drinking?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2247 on: October 31, 2019, 10:18:09 AM »
I am confused, which one was out all night drinking?
I believe it was the daughter.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2248 on: November 08, 2019, 11:26:11 AM »
The Number Two Tavern is world’s first poo-powered pub
Steven Adams | Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:44 p.m.

It may look like a traditional Yorkshire pub but it’s flush with new technology.

The Number Two Tavern in Leeds, England, is a pop-up demonstration of a cutting-edge energy production using power created by anaerobic digestion, according to Yorkshire Water. The process converts sewage into biogas that can generate heat and electricity.

Visitors may pooh-pooh the limited menu, offering nothing but water. But visitors can quench their thirst while posing for photos with a prop toilet. ...


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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #2249 on: November 08, 2019, 12:09:03 PM »
The Number Two Tavern is world’s first poo-powered pub
Steven Adams | Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:44 p.m.

This is Ridiculous!  Whoever heard of a proper "Tavern" that serves only water?  Water would be the one thing I would not want from there!  That sounds like a place where only the distilled spirits are safe.
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