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On Tuesday, the toll of American dead in Afghanistan passed 1,000, after a suicide bomb in Kabul killed at least five United States service members. Having taken nearly seven years to reach the first 500 dead, the war killed the second 500 in fewer than two.

Full Story – HERE

I hope the Taliban death toll is in the 5 digit range.

To those that serve, thank you.

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Pig bladders contain a substance called extra cellular matrix, which is made up largely of collagen.

Scientists have already used powdered pig bladders help grow replacement human bladders.

But researchers working for the American military realised the substance might also help hundreds of wounded soldiers.

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So not only does bacon come from pigs, but they also contain limb regrowing magic? Incredible animals.

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The talk about Macgyver in the Disarm The Bomb Alarm Clock post reminded me of this gun related xkcd comic:

Source: xkcd

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For those of you that didn’t get your fix of bomb disarming in the movie The Hurt Locker or old MacGyver episodes:

The Danger Bomb Alarm Clock is the answer!

How it works:

  • A minute before the alarm is set to go off, the clock starts beeping.  You need to defuse it by unplugging the correct wire according to the colored LEDs on the front.
  • If you ignore the beeping long enough, once the clock reaches 10 seconds it will count backwards in Japanese, and if it reaches zero and you were unable to disarm the bomb
  • KABOOOOOM have fun listening to a loud exploding nose over and over.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTNhKxTViKw[/youtube]

Sounds like a good idea in order to get a person out of bed in the morning.  After watching the youtube video, I think disarming the bomb and waking up would be a far better option than listening to that obnoxious explosion over and over.

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Wow.. this is a SERIOUS vehicle.  Not that I’m really surprised:

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Equipped with night vision cameras and pump action shotguns.  Also armed with tear gas cannons.

That’s what I’m talking about!  I wonder if Obama is surgical with that shotgun or what?  Those definitely would have been some top secret training visits to the range if he is.

This is how the actual vehicle looks, for those that don’t know:

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Hat Tip: Knockin On History’s Door Blog

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Black Labrador “Sabi” was recovered by a US Soldier at an isolated patrol base in Oruzgan Province, after going missing in the same September 2008 battle during which Trooper Mark Donaldson, VC earned his Victoria Cross.

An Australian Special Forces explosive detection dog has been found alive and well more than a year after she went missing in action in Afghanistan.

Considering she was missing for over a year, it would be awesome if she could provide any valuable Intel (scooby doo style) to the SAS. :P

Full Story – HERE

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