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Tanked Episode 220 for Wed Sep. 26, 2012


- Beer/Mixed Drinks
- Aaron is back!
- Nat and Tantrum in the paper LINK
- Weekend Catchup
- I saw a peacock on a local road. Onlookers baffeled, i laughed my ass off.
- Was guest co-host on TRS, Servers went down, Madness ensued
- Ric is in town this week so meet us up kart 2 kart in sterling heights. balls.
-the internet as gone crazy over new song. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE
-Speaking of crazy Popcorn India has come up with some new popcorn shooting technology

Worldwide bacon shortage ‘unavoidable’
Is it pork-ageddon? Britain's National Pig Association has sounded the alarm that the world should brace for an "unavoidable" bacon and pork shortage next year.
The cause of the trouble is high pig-feed costs caused by what it describes in a press release as "the global failure of maize and soya harvests."
The organization notes that new data shows that pig herds are declining at a significant rate, not just in Britain, but around the world.

Octoberfest 2012 offically kicked off last saturday and we have some facts about the age old party.
Think you know you’re Oktoberfest. Try these important facts on for size while enjoying those Bavarian brews.

The Answers were not in the show notes at showtime.

  1. The traditional festival is 16 days long but an extra day was added when the Berlin wall fell.
  2. Oktoberfest officially starts with the lord mayor of Munich tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer.
  3. At the festival, Fingahackln is played where two men hook their middle fingers and try to pull the opponent over the table.
  4. A large tuft of animal hair called a Gamsbart is usually attached to those green hats and is a sign of manliness.
  5. The first Oktoberfest was when King Ludwig I was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12,1810.
  6. The category for Oktoberfest beer has strict rules the beer must be brewed within the Munich city limits and have an alcohol content of 6%.
  7. In 2010 visitors drank 7,100,000 liters of beer.
  8. Bavaria, a giant iron statue in a Greek goddess style, was constructed to watch over Oktoberfest.
  9. Oktoberfest is the home of the largest portable roller coaster in the world.
  10. Especially drunk patrons are often called “Bierleichen” (German for “beer corpses”).

Will your beer survive nuclear war?

Aside from the big boom that comes from a nuclear explosion, the biggest fear of the atomic bomb was the radiation. Which can linger for years and do some serious harm. So back when the United States government was testing the A-bomb to see just how destructive it really was, they decided it would be a good idea to see how this radiation would effect the land, our food, and packaged goods. Enter Operation Teapot, an atomic bomb test meant to study the effect of a nuclear explosion on packaged beverages. Part of this experiment,and the part we deem most important, was fixed on the survive-ability of beer in a nuclear attack.
So imagine you find a surviving bottle of beer in the wake of a nuclear explosion, is it safe to drink? Well according to Operation Teapot, yes! …for the most part.
“These beverages could be used as potable water sources for immediate emergency purposes as soon as the storage area is safe to enter after a nuclear explosion.”
After testing the bottles at multiple ranges (some as close as a quarter-mile) scientist found that though the brews did have some radiation the amounts were “well within the permissible limits for emergency use”.
But what about the taste. Taste testers found that the beers closest to the blast did taste kind of funky, but hey you have to give the beer credit for surviving a nuclear blast.
So feel better the next time you stock up on your favorite six packs, cause in the case of nuclear fallout, you’ll at least have your beer.

Ric is out this week


Ric is out this week

Well Dread only made 6.2 million says boxofficemojo

Nat wins with a guess of 15million
ric with a guess under 20mi
Scott guessed 25mil

scott now has to wear a costume at kart2kart this weekend

Patrick Stewart to return at Professor X???????


Topics at hand:

-Should men pay on the first date?


Nasa Wants to build an outpost beyond the moon


Stephen Hawking lego set on amazon


Sparkasse Bank Blown Up By Bumbling Thieves in Nottuln-Darup, Germany             The Huffington Post                        

Would-be thieves had a blast trying to loot a German bank.
The bumbling thieves underestimated the power of their
explosives when trying to loot a cash machine in Germany,
according to Spiegel Online.

Instead of simply cracking the ATM at a Sparkasse

branch in in Nottuln-Darup,

the crooks destroyed the bank and inflicted serious damage
on nearby apartments and businesses,

the Daily Mail said.

The explosion shook the small town on Sunday night
and sent debris flying 300 yards from the epicenter.

"They simply used too much explosives,"
said a police spokesman

cited by the Daily Mail

The full extent of the damage hadn't been calculated,
but was estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of euros.
No on was hurt in the blast,
but apartments above the bank are uninhabitable.
It's unclear how much money was stolen, media reports said.