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Port Everglades Power Plant Razed Video

This is something I can remember seeing 1000's of times when I lived in South Florida !

FPL Port Everglades

going east on I-495 you would see the smokie stacks

Now that’s power: A controlled explosion by Florida Power and Light brought down the 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday.

The aging power plant’s demise is part of the FPL’s “countdown to energy independence.” The controlled-explosive demolition brought down the candy-cane striped smokestacks – and four giant boiler buildings -- and an end of the foreign-oil burning plant.

The video captures the blasts as the buildings, and then the four smoke stacks are blown up with 450 pounds of explosives, according to the Miami Herald, which were set off by a series of 90 closely spaced blasts. Each falls to the ground as if in slow motion, leaving the plant in a pile of rubble.

Woman gets hit by stray bullet in hospital bed
A stray bullet may have traveled for more than a mile before it broke through the window of a Pennsylvania hospital, striking a woman inside, authorities said Tuesday.

A 62-year-old woman sitting up in bed in a first-floor room was struck in the abdomen by a bullet shot from outside the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., according to hospital officials and law enforcement.

The hospital would not release the identity of the woman or comment on her reason for being in the hospital.

Comet Watch

About 10,000 years ago, Comet ISON left our solar system's distant shell, a region known as the Oort cloud, and began streaking toward the sun. This November, the icy wanderer will reach the climax of its journey, potentially providing a stunning skywatching show here on Earth.

Comet ISON was discovered just last September by two Russian amateur astronomers. Scientists have since recognized ISON as a possible "comet of the century," but to live up to its promise, it will have to survive its dangerous perihelion, or closest approach to the sun.

ISON is what's known as a sungrazing comet. These suicidal objects have orbits that bring them within 850,000 miles (1.4 billion kilometers) of the sun, and scientists estimate that ISON's closest pass will be about 730,000 miles (1.2 million km) above the surface of Earth's star.

Video of a mommy bear & her cubs

Worlds fastest Roller Coasters

Originally posted to eeff on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by MOT - Morning Open Thread.

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