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SOBERING FACTSSOBERING FACTS
SOBERING FACTS

The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of aboutone drink per hour. Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not help. (USAF file photo)
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Posted: 10/23/2013

HOME RUN SAVES DROWNING MANHOME RUN SAVES  ...
HOME RUN SAVES DROWNING MAN

If it weren’t for a home run during a recreational softball playoff game in northern Utah, a man who fell into an irrigation ditch might have drowned. (USAF file photo)
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Posted: 10/23/2013

HITTING THE BOTTLE?HITTING THE  ...
HITTING THE BOTTLE?

Airman recounts hurt caused by drunk driver (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 7/14/2013

SALT AND ICE, CINNAMON SPICE TWO CRAZY CHALLENGES THAT DON’T END NICESALT AND ICE,  ...
SALT AND ICE, CINNAMON SPICE TWO CRAZY CHALLENGES THAT DON’T END NICE

The “cinnamon challenge” involves shoveling a spoonful of the spice into your mouth. The problem is the powder can be caustic to the airways and cause scarring of the lungs. (File graphic)
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Posted: 7/12/2013

Sleeping with Chupacabras?Sleeping with  ...
Sleeping with Chupacabras?

A Chupacabra is a mythical creature rumored to inhabit parts of Southwest Texas and Mexico. The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. But, it is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a large hairless coyote, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 4/25/2013

LIGHTNING JACKPOT?LIGHTNING  ...
LIGHTNING JACKPOT?

The odds of being struck by lightning more than once in your lifetime are one in 360 billion, according to Ken Mellendorf, a physics professor at Illinois Central College. Meet Carl Mize … the guy who gives odds-makers headaches. He has been zapped by lightning six times! “Some people say I’m unlucky, but I think I’m kind of lucky to be alive,” said Mize, a utilities worker at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 4/25/2013

A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYERA BROKEN WING  ...
A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYER

Two survivors talk about how they miraculously walked away from near certain death when the wing of their T-38 Talon fell off during an acrobatic training maneuver. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYERA BROKEN WING  ...
A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYER

But then it came to him. That old life support joke where the student asks the instructor, “Sir, what do I do if my parachute doesn’t open?” And the instructor answers, “You have the rest of your life to get that chute open.” (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYERA BROKEN WING  ...
A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYER

“I looked up, saw the parachute, and that was a wonderful feeling. Then I looked out, and I was already below the treetops.” He slammed into a stand of pine trees not far from where the jet crashed. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

TWO PAVE HAWK PILOTS EARN DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSSTWO PAVE HAWK  ...
TWO PAVE HAWK PILOTS EARN DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

The Distinguished Flying Cross. (File photo).
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Posted: 1/16/2013

FOUR DIE, TWO INJURED IN C-130H3 CRASHFOUR DIE, TWO  ...
FOUR DIE, TWO INJURED IN C-130H3 CRASH

When a C-130H3 from the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, crashed because of pilot error, four of the six-member crew died, and the other two were seriously injured. (Illustration by Gil Cohen).
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Posted: 1/16/2013

HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGEHOME FIELD  ...
HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE

Driving behaviors learned in combat and continued at home. Source: Office of the Surgeon General (U.S. Army).
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Posted: 1/16/2013

    

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