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Comic for July 26, 2014

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5 Ways We Ruined the Occupy Wall Street Generation

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5 Ways We Ruined the Occupy Wall Street Generation:

#5. Making You Ashamed to Take Manual Labor Jobs

#4. Implying That College Would Guarantee You a Good Job

#3. Adding Seven More Years to Being a Teenager

#2. Creating the Idea that Entertainment Has No Monetary Value

#1. Taking Away Every Reason To Go Outside

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This Underground Trampoline is Totally Nuts (and 180 Feet High)

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Underground Cave Trampoline Wales 1

There aren’t many activities that can combine the fear of being underground with staggering heights… but this new attraction in Wales has done it. The new Bounce Below arena (near tongue twisting Blaenau Ffestiniog) will soon be giving visitors the chance to bounce and slide on an immense underground trampoline suspended 180 feet up in an underground cavern that’s twice the size of London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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Visitors to this highly unique bounce house put on cotton overalls and helmets, then take a train into the mountain and the middle of Llechwedd caverns. There they are greeted by three enormous nets connected by stairs and slides, with a 60 foot slide to make your exit – and it’s all lit by an array of super-colorful lights. Yes, your next party will be legendary.

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Visitors can expect to pay between £15 and £20 for an hour on the tramps, which seems like a pretty great deal. They recommend “sensible clothing” because of the chilly 46F interior temperature… but we’re guessing an hour of bouncing will keep you pretty warm.

See Also Babies, Monks and Trampoline Pits

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via Design Boom

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You Won’t Believe What This Ship Can Lift…

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Heavy Lift Ships 14

When it comes to transporting large things at sea, sometimes the very best option is to move it in one piece. But what if that thing is an entire oil rig?

Enter the Heavy-Lift Ship: a specially designed vessel which can partially submerge to allow other ships, yachts, oil rigs and drilling platforms to float over its massive, flat cargo deck. The ship lowers itself into the water using a series of ballast tanks which can be flooded. Then, after the cargo has been floated over the deck, air is pumped back into the tanks and the massive ship lifts its cargo aboard.

Heavy-lift ships have been used to rescue two US warships, including the USS Samuel B. Roberts, which struck an Iranian mine in 1988, and the USS Cole which was attacked by suicide bombers in Yemen in 2000.

Launched in 2012, the Dockwise Vanguard is now the largest heavy-lift ship. At 902 feet long (275m) and 230 feet wide (70m) it can lift a staggering 120,000 tons.

Heavy Lift Ships 13The heavy-lift ship MV Mighty Servant 2 carrying the USS Samuel B. Roberts after it struck a mine in 1988.

Heavy Lift Ships 5How about carrying a whole stack of ships?

Heavy Lift Ships 12Dockwise Tern loading an oil platform.

Heavy Lift Ships 1MV Blue Marlin submerges its deck for loading.

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Heavy Lift Ships 3MV Blue Marlin carrying the damaged USS Cole home from Yemen.

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Heavy Lift Ships 6MV Blue Marlin with an oil platform on its deck.

Heavy Lift Ships 7MV Blue Marlin carrying the Sea-Based X-Band Radar as it enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This is after completing a 15,000-mile journey from Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2006.

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Comic for June 23, 2014

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sjk
3533 days ago
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Again, I am the Wally. Goo goo g'joob.
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fastestmarketing
3520 days ago
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Nice a must read guys
dreadhead
3537 days ago
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Grass is always greener on the other side.
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tante
3540 days ago
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Regrets
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