Because it’s Tuesday
Cold Left-Over Pizza for Breakfast?
My vote is YES. I am NOT recommending sofa-pizza, though. If you have to lift a cushion to find it, no, just no.
Because it’s Hispanic Heritage Month
There are different definitions of organized crime. In China, if three people agree to cooperate in the commission of a crime, they call it “organized crime”.
In most organized crime, there is a political element that benefits from the ongoing criminal activity.
States that California prohibits state-funded or state-sponsored travel due to “discriminatory laws”, per Assembly Bill 1887
There are more than 2,500 active and dormant volcanoes in the world
I don’t know how this shameless self-promotion made its way into the blog…but, whenever you think volcano, how can you not think about Red Mist?
Percent of people employed by government across the US and the EU. (2016-2018 data)
I like diving shipwrecks. I haven’t done it for a decade – mainly because I’m just getting older. They are very dangerous to explore but it’s a lot like going through a very exclusive museum (or tomb). Wrecks like that of the Kyrenia are a different matter.
The shipwreck of the Kyrenia was first discovered in 1965 by Andreas Cariolou. When Cariolou was diving for sponges, he came across a hill of 80 amphorae less than a mile from Kyrenia on the north coast of Cyprus. In 1967 Cariolou contacted Michael and Susan Katzev and led them to the wreck, which was 90 feet below the surface.
The excavation of the wreck took place over two summers from 1968 to 1969 and involved the recovery of cargo, dining wares, tools, the rigging of the ship and even four bone eyelets from the sandals of a sailor. The ship itself was a Greek merchant vessel and had a cargo of up to 500 amphorae belonging to ten different shape types. Most of the amphorae were of rhodian origin and date from the last third of the 4th century.
A large part of the hull was preserved. The remaining hull was lifted, preserved and reconstructed. The reconstructed hull was 14 m long and 4.2 m wide. The conservation of the lifted artifacts took place between 1969 and 1974.
Identify the Aircraft
The Solution to yesterday’s IDENTIFY THE AFV question:
Martin took off for Africa, so I was able to pull one off!
The Pizarro infantry fighting vehicle evolved from the ASCOD (Austrian-Spanish Cooperative Development) program. The Pizarro was developed for the Spanish Army alongside the Ulan IFV for the Austrian Army.
The Spanish Army operates a total of 293 Pizarro IFVs, plus its variants optimized for different battlefield roles.
Unlike the Austrian Ulan, the Pizarro also features a limited amount of SABBLIR reactive armor, which significantly increases armor protection. You can see it more clearly in the photo above than in yesterday’s photo. It’s one of the features that separates it from the Austrian model.
The frontal armor of the Pizarro provides protection against 14.5 mm rounds, while all-around protection is against 7.62 mm rounds. This means that a .50 BMG AP/API can take one out if fired at the (slab) side or rear. It would penetrate, bounce around inside and generate spall, disabling the crew.