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Just Shoot It

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Forget, for a second, that the Bell 212 helicopter weighs 6,000 kilos empty. Yeah, that’s heavy, and it would hurt a lot of it fell on top of you (albeit briefly). Also forget that the Bell 212 hovering above your head is not empty, or it better not be, because it needs fuel to run on and that adds a lot of weight, too. Don’t ask me how much because I don’t know, and besides, it really doesn’t matter because at some point long before 6,000 kilos it’s irrelevant anyway. Continue Reading →

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