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11 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - Overland by Rail · 0 replies · +3 points

You forgot the snakes and spiders.

To be fair, you probably won't notice the spiders while out on the road, unless one decides to stow away in or on the car. I had it happen to me once, years ago. A palm-sized spider crawled out of the gap at the back of the hood, near the windscreen wipers, and started a diagonal path up the outside of the windscreen, heading toward the driver's side window (which was open at the time). I don't think I've ever wound a car window up that quickly before or since.

11 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - Shutdown: No Sir, I Do... · 0 replies · +4 points

The quickest way I know is:
1. Hold the 'Windows Logo' key and press 'C' to open the Charms menu
2. Click 'Settings'
3. Click 'Power'
4. Click 'Shut Down'
This works for me, your mileage my vary.

11 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Full Pucker · 0 replies · +8 points

Never had any really scary experiences. Flying back into Sydney once in a 737, sitting directly over the wing, and feeling and hearing the flaps working during landing was slightly disconcerting.

This all reminds me of a story I heard once.

A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOD!"

Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!"

A passenger in Coach yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"

11 years ago @ Atomic Toasters - What Is Best Looking M... · 0 replies · +4 points

Cant believe nobody has yet nominated this:

Honorable mention to the Me262 and the F86 Sabre.