Here’s something you don’t usually see when boating

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NSF 4702 is a GE Dash-9 4,400 horsepower locomotive that crashed after hitting a rock slide May 13, 2010. After the collision, 4702 slid down the bank and into the Bighorn River near the mouth of Wind River Canyon just south of Thermopolis, Wyoming. The train had two lead locomotives (4702 & 4580), 62 cars and one rear locomotive. The freight was barley and bentonite (clay).

The 2 crew members survived after riding the 200 ton locomotive down the bank and into the river. They escaped from the partially submerged cab with minor injuries.

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10 reasons to adopt an older dog

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1. Older dogs are housetrained. You won’t have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.

2. Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won’t chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.

3. Older dogs can focus well because they’ve mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.

4. Older dogs have learned what “no” means. If they hadn’t learned it, they wouldn’t have gotten to be “older” dogs.

5. Older dogs settle in easily, because they’ve learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

6. Older dogs are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they’ve been given.

7. What You See Is What You Get: Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.

8. Older dogs are instant companions, ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.

9. Older dogs leave you time for yourself, because they don’t make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

10. Older dogs let you get a good night’s sleep because they’re accustomed to human schedules and don’t generally need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.

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Beer bellies linked to Alzheimers

Beer bellyA study of more than 700 adults showed that being overweight is associated with smaller brain volume, a factor linked with dementia.

The finding was particularly strong in those with high levels of visceral fat – fatty tissue which sits around the organs, Annals of Neurology reported.

More than 750,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia.

The researchers from Boston University School of Medicine looked at people with an average age of 60 years old, 70% of whom were women.

They measured body mass index, waist circumference and used scans to look at the amount of abdominal fat.

The results showed that as BMI increased, brain volume decreased – a finding that has been reported in other studies.

But the findings also showed a closer connection between abdominal fat and the risk of dementia.

The link between visceral fat around the central organs and smaller brain volume was independent of overall weight.

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