Posts Tagged: trucks
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Pickup Artists

Rock and roll has its Mustangs; easy listening has its Volvos; rap its Beamers, Benzs and Bentleys, but country music has always had its trucks. Big rigs and long-haul truckers got some airtime, but country has always seemed especially enamored with pickups; I grew up hearing Joe Diffe sing that “there’s something women like about a pickup man.”

There’s been a little surge of truck love in the last few years: Lee Brice’s melancholic “I Drive Your Truck,” Luke Bryan’s melodramatic “We Rode in Trucks,” and Tim McGraw’s hillbilly rockish “Truck Yeah” to name a few. Even Taylor Swift has ridden shotgun, having fallen in one of her [...]

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Why Couldn't They Have Hijacked The Truck With The Less Dangerous Radioactive Material?

Good morning! "A truck carrying 'extremely dangerous' radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, authorities said Wednesday. The vehicle was transporting the radioactive isotope cobalt-60 from a hospital where it was being used for radiotherapy, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. Experts said that if the material gets into the wrong hands it could be turned into a 'dirty bomb' and potentially spread cancer-causing radiation across a wide area."

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The Diesel Burger

"[R]esearchers at the University of California, Riverside, have concluded that producing a charbroiled hamburger emits the same mass particulate matter as a heavy-duty diesel truck traveling 143 miles."