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how it works: turbochargers

I’m going to begin a series of explanatory pieces on how stuff works. This one is about turbocharged engines. I’m sure there are many tutorials on the internet, but this one aims to be as simple as possible, aimed at

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1M0F0: license plates you can’t have in Wisconsin

All states have certain vanity license plate strings you’re not allowed to register, but have you ever wondered what they are? Here is a huge list of every single banned plate in Wisconsin.

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Honda Si love & history lesson

The “Si” ( originally indicating “Sport injected”)¬†is a trim of the Civic line from Honda. It’s Honda’s designation that the vehicle has upgraded performance characteristics compared to the other trims (LX, DX, EX, etc.). They often had different, more powerful

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beautiful engines

Even if you’re not a gear-head, perhaps you can enjoy the aesthetic quality of these engines. These are machines designed to convert the oxygen in air and mixed-in fuel into rotational power. Most people don’t see their engines very often,

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US interstate highway system subway map

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livin’ la vida capitalista

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not

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do we strive to become handicapped?

The tail of a peacock makes the peacock more vulnerable to predators, and is therefore a handicap. However, the message that the tail carries to the potential mate peahen may be “I have survived in spite of this huge tail;

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