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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Jul 8, 2017.

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    In the film Rain Man, the blackjack dealer at Caesars Palace was played by Nick Mazzola, who, in real life, was a blackjack dealer at Caesars in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also cast as the "war" dealer in the film Vegas Vacation, as well as a Blackjack dealer in the film Casino.
     
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    Every year, Airmen participate in a Mustache March, a tradition where airmen grow mustaches throughout the month of March to honor Air Force legend, WWII and Vietnam veteran, and triple ace Brig. Gen. Robin Olds.


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    This point hasn’t been fully verified yet, but it’s scary, if true. American alligators might be reptilian innovators, purposefully gathering sticks on their snouts to lure unwary birds within striking distance.
     
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    Snake River Shooting Products is producing special shotgun ammunition intended for easily shooting down camera drones. (**BANG!** --- {thud!})
     
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    An "ace" is a pilot who has shot down five or more enemy aircraft. The top jet ace in U.S. Air Force history is Joseph C. McConnell, a "Triple ace" who shot down 16 MiG fighters during the Korean War over a four month period, bagging three on his last combat mission of the war. His record still stands.



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    That's a lot of stars. (U.S. Air Force photo)
     
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    Prohibition ended 85 years ago today. Toast:beer:
     
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    The IND "A Train" is the longest subway line in the US, running from the northern tip of Manhattan to Far Rockaway in Queens, a total of 32 miles, over "new" IND track, legacy BMT el track, and former LIRR track. Yes, this is the same "A Train" referred to in the popular Strayhorn/Ellington big band standard.
     
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    At the height of the Cold War, North Dakota was home to so many USAF nuclear weapons that if it seceded from the Union, it would have been the third largest nuclear power in the world.

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    That's not North Dakota, that's South Dakota, but you probably didn't notice because we're not in a nuclear war.
     
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    The Harry Potter series of books and films get their name from a character in the first book, whose name is Harry Potter.
     
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    The Battle of Waterloo (1815) saw about 43,500 men killed, most of who were buried in mass graves. Generally young and healthy, their teeth were pulled as part of the interment process. Barrels of teeth flooded the false teeth market and were shipped all over the world. British soldiers were expected to care for their teeth because they needed to be able to bite their cartridges open; every second soldier was issued a toothbrush and shared with their bunk mate.
     
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    While Chuck Norris was stationed in Korea, he realized he wasn't physically able to do his job as an Air Policeman (now called Security Forces) and developed an interest in martial arts. This is also where he earned the nickname Chuck.

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    And he still drops in for visits. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Schroeder)

    These airmen are the modern day version of what I did when I was in the Air Force. Except we didn't have pretty girls.
     
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    Did his grandpa ever acquire Bailey Building & Loan? :ssst: :santa:

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    The correct name for the Stanford University varsity football team is "Cardinal", singular.
     
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    Might be some debate on that.

    The word "cardinal" being the bright red color, not the singular case of the red & black bird (e.g. St. Louis Cardinal(s)), so would the name have any sort of singular or plural connotation to begin with?

    https://gostanford.com/sports/2013/4/17/208445366.aspx
     
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    Sammy Davis Jr., an American entertainer and member of the Rat Pack, was born on this day, December 8, 1925.

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    "Air Force One" isn't a plane.


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    It's the radio call name for any U.S. Air Force plane carrying the President of the United States. The same as the Marine helicopter carrying POTUS is Marine One.

     
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    With a lack of predators and a safe environment, the common rock pigeon has a life expectancy of about 20 years.
     
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    I actually don't think that is true... I grew up in SoDak and heard that North Dakota would have MORE nukes than any other nation.

    You used to be able to see a number of nuclear missile silos while driving along I-90 in SD. I think a lot of them are dismantled now.
     
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    For the 2006 film The Guardian, an alternate ending was filmed where Ben, played by Kevin Costner, survives. It was not used after studio executives and initial screening audiences preferred the more dramatically powerful tragic ending.