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Changing a flat while driving

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Changing a tire on a car while driving on two wheels is apparently a bit of a thing in Saudi Arabia. Here are a couple of examples:

If you want to try this at home (don't), here's how you get a car up on two wheels (don't).

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bunruh
1770 days ago
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What?!?
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ravenel
1773 days ago
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What in the actual fuck?
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kweerious
1773 days ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYs0gJD-LE
ireuben
1772 days ago
Hmm, why aren't wheels that are off the ground spinning at all, particularly in one where they take off both the front and back?
kweerious
1772 days ago
Hard to remove wheels that are spinning I imagine. Probably some setup we don't see.
ravenel
1772 days ago
The non-spinning wheels I get--that's what a differential is for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_(mechanical_device)

5 Life Lessons I Learned from Watching Jesus

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Many who read this blog believe in Jesus, that He was the Son of God and most of us, hopefully, have a mysterious relationship with Him. But as I read through the gospels, I wonder what practical life lessons we can learn from Christ. Not sure why I ask except it’s all the rage in blogs to give advice about how to live so why not get some tips from watching Jesus for a minute.

Here are a few immediate things I noticed about Christ I’d like to apply to my life. I hope to:

    1. Speak the truth: Jesus had no problem speaking the truth, even if it caused all kinds of problems. When He spoke the truth religious systems were threatened, governments were threatened and, of course, people often felt threatened. But nothing stopped Him from saying it.

    2. Don’t bother controlling anybody What separates Jesus from more than a few Christian leaders is He was entirely non-manipulative. He tried to control nobody. He had authority, but if somebody wanted to disobey Him, He didn’t stop them. Jesus had the most healthy boundaries of any leader in history. Where many leaders establish loyalty through threats, Jesus established loyalty through love and forgiveness.

    3. Understand there’s another reality: Jesus loved people but didn’t seem to take our social rituals false hierarchies too seriously. He had this way of almost rolling His eyes at many of the things we find ourselves slaves too. The church? Governments? Even the death of parents? These things, apparently, mean little in the eternal scheme of things. Jesus operated as if (and of course He knew in fact what we believe in faith) there was something much bigger and much better than what we’ve constructed.

*Photo by Frenkieb, Creative Commons

    4. He was not a people pleaser: Jesus was responsible for the redemption of the entire world but had no problem spending time alone with His Father. He knew His role, He understood His job, and He had no problem offending people by hiding so He could recharge. Jesus never ran for office or tried to get people to like Him.

    5. He left nothing behind but love: Jesus never built a building or established a trust fund in His name. He left behind only the message He was the Messiah and a small group of people who loved Him and who He loved.

So there’s some practical self-help guidance for all of us. I find the reality I don’t have to people please or leave a legacy or control people to be quite comforting. I hope you do, too.

5 Life Lessons I Learned from Watching Jesus is a post from: Storyline Blog

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bunruh
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Some interesting thoughts in the example of Jesus.
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West Nile bird vaccine developed at UBC

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Researchers at the University of British Columbia have synthesized a vaccine that may prevent the spread of West Nile virus in birds, a development that could have a major impact on how the disease spreads.

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What's killing Canadian honeybees?

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Over the past decade, beekeepers, farmers and scientists have been tracking the collapse of honeybee colonies. Some scientists and insecticide companies suggest the bees are being overrun by an infestation of mites, while other observers say seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticide – or "neonics" – are to blame.

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bunruh
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Bee deaths: Varroa mites vs. neonics
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