I call BS on the NBC logo for the item “Brand Logos With Subliminal Message”.
The colors represent the fact that they broadcast in color, not black and white. It is bit dated now. But perhaps some PC person decided to change the meaning of the colors.
I agree. The peacock was used to tell people that the next show was in color. It had nothing to do with ethnicity.
It was not just in color, it was “in LIVING color” as they always said.
#1 and #5, a couple more, but these were voluntary.
So maybe someone can answer this. Is there any significance to the spoon in the first ‘e’ of FedEx?
For Tornado Proof Home: “Once the home retreats, the pre-cast concrete roof locks to make it water, wind and even fire-proof. After the weather clears, the house unfolds and residents resume normal life.” Where does the power come from to unfold the house? Electricity will be off for quite a while.
Save you money (and your life) by building your house with a tornado safe room and walk away from everything when it’s over. ( See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nwi/research/shelters.php ) If you plan your house well, the safe room might also be your walk-in closet or nursery. You don’t have to underground to be safe.
Interesting thoughts… but I’d think if I had invested that much in a place like that I’d have spent a tiny bit more for a generator to bring the house back up to the surface and to generate power until the regular power is restored.
(Jonco sees Mathman’s logic and raises the pot with more logic. Mathman calls.)
I see your point. A generator would be a good addition at only a fraction of the cost of the rest of the building. However, the retractable building would cost so much more than a simple safe room that few such houses would likely be built.
But with as safe room all you have left is that room. The rest of the house, and your stuff, has probably blown away.
True, true. However, costs are still a major factor. Do you want to spend that much money to protect against an event that, even in tornado alley, is a low probability event? If it were a likely event, tornado damage would not be covered by insurance companies. If you really feel you need that much protection then, by all means, spend the money. Peace of mind is a legitimate concern, so go for it.
However, allowing your house to be blown away is good for the economy as it creates jobs. Just think of all the poor workers who won’t be able to earn a decent living by building the same houses over and over and over again.