A Little Friday File Fun (07/24)

July 24, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s few thousand….

These are perhaps the most interesting garage door covers you will ever see in your life – – –

These are images printed on plastic sheets which are stuck on garage doors – they are weather and fire-resistant – – and held in place by industrial strength Velcro.  

MORE at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1201018/My-cars-jet–Or-turn-garage-door-work-art.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0M59hTtPW

...and here's another thousand...

- - - If you've ever had to worry about pets begging for food at the table - - - you'll appreciate the "plight" of the Carr-Hartley family.  

MORE at http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/21/article-0-05C980A5000005DC-696_634x445.jpg

....and another thousand...

Here's a unique (and somewhat creepy) way to sleep with one eye open?  


...and another few thousand....

The "most alien landscapes on earth":   http://matadortrips.com/photo-essay-the-most-alien-landscapes-on-earth/ 

....and another thousand....

- - - In Riverview, Florida , police didn't have much trouble tracking down Sean Roberts, 19, after he and Billie Kiser, 28, allegedly broke into a home here and made off with consumer electronics, prescription drugs and cash - - - see, Sean apparently has the phrase "Crazy Cracker" tattooed on his head - - - and another, even more visible mark of identification -

- - MORE at http://blogs.tampabay.com/.a/6a00d83451b05569e20115721cdcef970b-pi

- - - In Fort Duchesne, Utah , Frank Paul Reyos, 27, showed up at Ute Tribal Court here - - - with the intent to marry a young woman - - - unfortunately for Frank - - - who is wanted on a no-bail fugitive warrant for aggravated robbery by the Salt Lake County Metro Gang Unit, and has been described by authorities as Salt Lake County's Public Enemy No. 1 - - - showing up at the court house was a good way to get recognized by officials - - - due to his "many facial tattoos" - - -

you'll see why at http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/1516600.jpg

TRIVIAL PURSUITS :   In 1945 , a U.S. Army Air Force B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building (between the 79 th and 80 th floors) in heavy fog; 14 people were killed (three on the plane), and 26 were injured. 

When that B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945, the plane's jet fuel exploded, filling the interior of the building with flames all the way down to the 75th floor and sending flames out of the hole the plane had ripped open in the building's side.   Yet, only 14 people were killed.   What accounts for the relatively low casualty rate?  


Since it was a Saturday, fewer workers than normal were in the building.

By the way, all 11 victims were workers from War Relief Services department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, into the offices of which the plane had crashed.

On this day in 1973 , Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" was released. 

If you can't view the video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMsIrKjSM6Y