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    Ok, this is post WWII but concerns a renowned German cruiser the Prinz Eugen. After the Potsdam Conference of 1945 the Eugen was ceded to the US and used as a target ship in the Crossroads atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946. The cruiser survived both 'Able' air burst bombs and the more powerful 'Baker' underwater shot. She remained afloat and was eventually towed away to sink off Kawajalein Atoll in August 1946.
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    Did you know... that there are around 1500 Castles in England. There is a Castle in Colorado known as Bishop Castle and it was built by one man and it is fully defensible in the case of nuclear Armageddon. What tragic thought that last sentence was...
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    Did you know... that the Windsor Castle ( located in Berkshire , England ) is the oldest still-occupied European Castle ? At about 900 years old , Windsor is still occupied by Queen Elizabeth II ( one of the many facilities she calls home ) . Originally , it was a wooden motte-and-bailey-type castle built by William I as the first in a series of nine castles . Later it was renovated with stones and was given a few additions by way of some outer walls and a round tower by a generous Henry II .
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    Fact of the Day - CASTLES Did you know... that the first castles were wooden? When the Normans (who came from Normandy, France) came to England almost a thousand years ago, they built wooden motte-and-bailey-styled castles, which were essentially castles built on a mount, whereby low-level residents and enemies at naturally lower altitudes had to hike up sharp inclines to reach the castle itself. While this was a clever way of putting the earth to good use, the walls which enveloped the castle, as well as the castle itself, were made of wood, which could easily be burnt down.
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    Did you know... that an analysis of data from the FBI found that Cancers are the most frequently arrested of all the zodiac signs, and their crimes are often more serious too. Also, analysis of the Forbes list of billionaires found that more of the people on the list were Aries than any other sign. The sign is known for its determination. Here is hoping I become a billionaire
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    Did you know... that The largest navy ship is about 65,000 tons and cost about 3 billion Sterling Pounds? That is about 3,929,330,000 US dollars
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    Did you know... that The most notable period of piracy happened between 1650s and 1730s in a period that is today known as "Golden Age of Piracy"? Then, large amounts of organized pirate fleets managed constantly raid trade routes of Caribbean, West Africa, Red Sea and India, and various publications started promoting their idolized way of life, great adventures and riches that they captured. Some of the most notable pirate captains managed to inflict such a fear and devastation to the trade community, that they even manage to completely stop naval commerce between commerce in few occasions. Exploits of pirates such as Blackbeard (who operated in Caribbean and was famous for his theatrics and personal image), Henry Every (who managed to capture incredible wealth and retire without being caught by authorities), Henry Morgan (who fought against Spanish as a privateer his entire life), Edward Low (famous for his cruelty and love for torture), and Anne Bonny (one of the rare female pirates) managed to attract such attention, that European and US governments had to react. For years their armies were occupied with fighting among themselves, but when peace treaties have been signed threat of piracy became unbearable to all of them. With few organized attack they managed to kill several major pirate captains (such as Bartholomew Roberts who captured over 470 ships in Caribbean and West Africa), destroy their hideouts (at the peak of the pirate activity, their bases at Madagascar held over 1000 people) and provide better support to trade fleets and end so called "Golden Age of Piracy".
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    Fact of the Day - PIRATES Did you know... that Blackbeard was the most feared pirate of all ? Blackbeard ( aka Edward Teach ) was known as the most terrifying pirate in the world . Before capturing a ship he would weave hemp into his beard and light it on fire , an intimidation tactic that made him look demonic .
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    My Astrological Sign. This never happened to me. Virgo, you are super hardworking, analytical, and practical. And you know it. So your fun fact may not come as much of a surprise. But, as Stellhorn tells me, you and your fellow Virgos have always been the highest achieves in school. Since you know how to study (and always study hard) you're almost always the top of your class.
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    Did you know... that data analysis by Vocativ found that more world leaders are Scorpios than any other sign , with 22 leaders ? Scorpios are known for their independence and ambition .
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    Fact of the Day - ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS Did you know... that while Western astrology is essentially a product of Greco-Roman culture, some of its more basic concepts originated in Babylon? Isolated references to celestial "signs" in Sumerian sources are insufficient to speak of a Sumerian zodiac.[6]Specifically, the division of the ecliptic in twelve equal sectors is a Babylonian conceptual construction. By the 4th century BC, Babylonian astronomy and its system of celestial omens had an influence on the culture of ancient Greece, as did the astrology of ancient Egypt by late 2nd century BC. This resulted, unlike the Mesopotamian tradition, in a strong focus on the birth chart of the individual and in the creation of Horoscopic astrology, employing the use of the Ascendant (the rising degree of the ecliptic, at the time of birth), and of the twelve houses. Association of the astrological signs with Empedocles' four classical elements was another important development in the characterization of the twelve signs. The body of astrological knowledge by the 2nd century AD is described in Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos, a work that was responsible for astrology's successful spread across Europe and the Middle East, and remained a reference for almost seventeen centuries as later traditions made few substantial changes to its core teachings.
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    Did you know... that the America Class is one of the largest assault ship of the US Navy ? So far , only one ship , the USS America , has been completed ( in 2014 ) . The ship has a total length of 257 m ( 844 ft ) and displacement ( weight ) of about 45.000 long tons ( 46.000 t ) .
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    The rulers of Minoan Crete were the first to raise a navy specifically for the purpose of battling piracy. He managed to clear the surrounding waters of piracy for a time, until his navy was destroyed by a tsunami around 1400 B.C. and piracy resumed.
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    Sorry for the wait everyone. It's a bit later then I really wanted, but it can't be helped. It's time for some more Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory!! Stream will start around 8:45 p.m. EST. Hopefully it'll be more exciting this time. No guarantees though. Once again, check my thread for the link.
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    Fact of the Day - WARSHIPS Did you know... that on June 11th, 1944, the United States commissioned its last battleship? The USS Missouri was the last American battleship ever built, despite their military successes, mostly due to the increased importance of aircraft carriers. When she was finally decommissioned on March 31st, 1992—the last battleship to be stricken from the Navy’s registry—the USS Missouri had an impressive service legacy. She earned 11 battle stars from World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf conflict.
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    Did you know... that the largest balloon-like part, or envelope, is made of a special polyester fabric that is specially designed to be strong and light. It is shaped like a bullet to be aerodynamic, reducing friction as it cruises through the sky.
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    Did you know... that In 1925 , Goodyear Tire and Rubber created the blimps we now know today ? The term ''blimp'' is a mix of the original British word for blimp , ,,limp,, and the most common type of blimp class , B , thus creating ,,blimp,, bizkit .
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    Blimps are commonly used for advertising purposes, and some blimps have 1000s of LED lights on them to shine messages. Blimps are often deflated in transportation processes. Also, some blimps were used for patrolling purposes for the United States Navy in the World War I period.
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    Fact of the Day - BLIMPS Did you know... that A blimp is an airship that has no internal framework to keep its helium gas bag rigid? They lift due to high pressure and helium pumped in the balloon and uses less fuel in two weeks than it takes a 747 airplane just to taxi to the runway. The only solid parts of a blimp are the gondola, where the passengers are, and the tail fins used for stability. Blimps require propeller motors for steering mobility purposes. Pilots power and steer blimps with two propeller engines and a movable tail and rudder system. On average, blimps can travel 150-200 miles per day. The usual cruising speed for a blimp is 35 miles per hour in a zero wind condition. There are 4 air valves on each blimp- two at the front and two at the back. The valves are opened and closed to either let air out or keep air in the ballonets. Without any lifting gas, the empty ship (GZ-20) weighs about 12,840 pounds. Inflated with helium, the ship weighs only 100-200 pounds, depending on the amount of fuel, payload and ballast aboard.
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    Hulu’s Future Man will be coming to an end after a third and final season, which will consist of eight episodes. A premiere date is to be determined. The high-concept comedy, from the Sausage Party quartet of Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and Sony Pictures TV, stars Josh Hutcherson as Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. Hutcherson and co-stars Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson will return to reprise their roles in the final season. After a hot start backed by a significant marketing push, Future Man had a harder time standing out in a very crowded premium content universe with its second season. But the comedy has continued to do great creatively, with Season 2 earning 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, up from 82% for Season 1, earning a third season and a chance to wrap the story. More and more, two-three-season runs are becoming the norm on digital platforms. Future Man was created by Hunter and Shaffir and directed by Rogen and Goldberg. Matt Tolmach, James Weaver and Ben Karlin executive produce alongside Hunter, Shaffir, Rogen and Goldberg. Season two, which premiered on January 11, picks up in 2162 with Josh (Hutcherson), Wolf (Wilson), and Tiger (Coupe) learning that their season one mission to stop the cure from getting out didn’t work. Josh unites the team in an epic plan to save the world, but their time-traveling catches up to them, and they must reckon with their choices and what to do next. Future Man is produced by Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions and Turkeyfoot Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Hulu’s announcement follows yesterday’s news that Preacher, also from Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures and Sony TV, will be ending its run on AMC after four seasons. It was unveiled last week that, after a lengthy tenure under a deal at Sony TV, Point Grey is moving to Lionsgate with a multi-platform pact.
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    For anyone who'd like to support the community, @IkarosBD has finally got the donation page back online on the blog which has been moved to: https://blog.kametsu.com/donate Thanks for sticking with us through these trying times as we develop the forum into it's new form.
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    #codww2 hopefully i did this right
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    I'm not sure what you mean... Totally understandable. I don't expect everyone to be okay with this change, but I do hope that enough people cared about the community aspect enough to stick around with the friends they've gained from the community. Kametsu turns 15 this year, and I'd love to see it reach 20 years old five years from now and we're doing what we can to keep the community going.
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    Well I asked this question because I have been downloading some of my favorites. I realized yesterday that I am 28 years old and maybe I am just wasting my time and space because I may not like cartoons anymore :(. Also people may make fun of me for watching cartoons at my age
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