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Faster Than The Superman- 10 Fastest Trains
High-speed rail (HSR) is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic. High speed trains travel at their maximum speed on specific tracks, generally using standard gauge (except Russia and Finland), with avoiding at-grade crossings, and few curves. Below are some of the HSR trains from around the world, so check them out.
America's 8 Most Diet-busting French Fries Revealed
Whether loaded with chili and cheese, or served simply with lashings of salt, the humble french fry is undoubtedly America's favourite deep-fried treat. But knowing where to order the popular snack can make all the difference to your waistline, as a new book reveals that servings can vary wildly in terms of fat and calorie content. Researchers for Eat This, Not That! 2013: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution found that one portion can differ by as many as 1,200 calories. McDonald's french fries were surprisingly among the healthiest on offer at 230 calories and 11g of fat per small serving, however a plate of Chili's Texas Cheese Fries with Chili and Ranch is a serious diet-buster at 2,150 calories, with a staggering 144g of fat and 6,080mg sodium.
Top 10 Unnervingly Large Invertebrates
Coming from a country where the worst creature I have to face is an earwig (why must they live in the vegetable patch!?), whenever I go abroad I am always startled by insects, bugs and all manner of other invertebrates that the world has to offer. Coming from Britain I instinctively think of invertebrates as small and innocuous, but the more you study biology, the more this is proved to be false. This list is fairly personal as the term ‘unnerving’ is very subjective, but I hope there are some entries on this list which are new to you. Here is a list of the top ten startlingly large invertebrates in the world.
Ke$ha Squats in the Street, Plus 6 Other Recent Embarrassing Celeb Tweets
When a girl's gotta go, a girl's gotta go. I'm not sure the "PoPo" referenced in Ke$ha's tweet earlier this week would accept that as a reasonable defense for deciding to pee in the street and tweeting the photo to all her followers. Still, I must commend her balance -- squatting and taking a photo at the same time? Ke$ha actually does have talent! But she's not the only celeb who has a knack for embarrassing themselves on Twitter. Let's look at some recent celeb tweets that made us facepalm.
12 of the Weirdest Political Endorsements by Musicians
“Everybody in the industry is like, ‘Oh, Obama’s doing such a great job …’ I don’t think so. Not from what I see.” So quoth music industry rebel and political iconoclast Dave Mustaine in an interview with MusicRadar.com this week, an interview wherein he also discusses his acting ambitions and bitches about Fred Durst. The answer to America’s problems, according to Mustaine, consists of two words, one of which may or may not be a neologism for fecal sludge: Rick Santorum. Anyone who’s followed Mustaine’s career will know he’s long had conservative inclinations, but he’s not the only musician who’s broken with the liberal norm to make an unlikely political endorsement. From Fidel Castro to Sarah Palin, pretty much every much ideological base has been covered over the years. Here is a selection of the strangest — some hilarious, some plain weird, and at least one hugely depressing.
10 Tips for Staying Safe Online
The Internet is an amazing resource and it should be apparent to all that it is here to stay. There is so much information people can gather, so many tasks people can accomplish, and so many personal connections to be made that the Internet is truly a one of a kind and irreplaceable tool in today's world. But as with everything, there are ways you can get in trouble if you are not careful. Along with all of the good the Internet provides, it also provides a medium for scammer, identity thieves, and other predators. This certainly shouldn't scare you away from using the Internet, but while doing so, you should be aware of the risks. Listed below are the top ten things you can do to keep yourself safe.
The 10 States That Profit Most From Sin
As state budgets strain under huge debt loads, they increasingly rely on "sin taxes," one of the few consistent sources of revenue in these uncertain economic times. States have profited from the public's voracious appetite for easy money (gambling), nicotine (smoking), and booze (alcohol) for years. Some are more successful at it than others. A few states generate less than 1% of their revenue from preying on their residents' vices, while sin accounts for between 5% and 13% of the budgets of others. Some of the difference can be chalked up to varying rates of addiction, but aggressive tax policy also plays a part. Pennsylvania makes the greatest percent of its revenue from gaming taxes of any state. It charges a 55% tax on slot machine proceeds. Conversely, Las Vegas collects only 8%.
5 Species You Won't Believe Are Related
Imagine you're an animal attending your evolutionary family reunion (just pretend that's a thing for the sake of this article intro, OK?). You might be surprised to find out how remarkably similar it is to your last family reunion: You spend the day trying to avoid "that guy" that no one wants to admit you really are related to, while the rest of your relatives randomly eat, fight or hump each other. Here are five (more) of those "that guy" relations in the animal kingdom that prove evolution just likes to mess with us.
Top 10 Important Feats Accomplished By Unimportant Presidents
Not all Leaders Of The Free World are created equal. For every Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, or Roosevelt, there are at least five no-names who became President basically by default. To many of us, they were seat-warming figureheads who did next-to-nothing with their time, who only got to keep the job for four years because they didn’t openly kill any prostitutes, or kick puppies, or anything else worthy of being impeached and fired. No wonder children never portray them in poorly-acted elementary school pageants.
20 Things You Didn't Know About Autopsies
Some show misdiagnoses, some involve pruning shears, and some have included tasting sessions. Until the Renaissance, understanding of human anatomy was based on the dissection of animals, with human autopsies considered an affront in virtually all cultures.