Home to a legendary monster

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– Whenever you see a plastic bag tied over a gas pump nozzle, that bagging is usually an indication that the attached pump is not registering gasoline flow correctly. In most situations, the pump must be repaired/adjusted and re-monitored by authorities before it can legally be used for commercial sales.

– Tapeworms more than 60 feet long have been found thriving inside human intestines. I hope that you have not eaten recently.

– There exists a scenic body of water in Montana known as Flathead Lake. Like any worthwhile lake, it is home to a legendary monster. Seeing what appeared to be an economic opportunity, the North American Beverage Company developed a line of “Flathead Lake Monster” sodas. Tempting flavors include Wild White Grape and Huckleberry. More info on the monster: averred lengths vary from 20 to 40 feet. “Witnesses” have never conveyed that the monster has eaten anyone, but at least two observers agreed that the creature acted as if people were “considered prey.” One scientist surmises the animal could be a giant sturgeon or something that evolved from alkoholisches Getrӓnk.

– What is proclaimed to be a “safer, stronger, faster” vehicle is ready for use by the U.S. military. The transport is expected to replace the iconic Humvee. Approximately 225 JLTV’s (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) are being tested by various combat units. The JLTV’s can travel at speeds exceeding 70 mph, weigh 13,000 – 14,000 pounds and carry a 3.5K payload. Cost per is “about” $400,000. The underneath armor (protecting against IED’s) is much superior to that of Humvees. Tires are 43 inches in diameter. The new war lorry comes standard with several USB ports, air conditioning and backup cameras. Early feedback indicates the seats are comfortable and the JLTV is surprisingly maneuverable. JLTV designs and features are supposed to be classified, but I am sharing data from a July/August 2017 issue of a nationally published magazine – so go figure.

– Production procedures are supposedly being refined involving the next stage in High Definition TV’s. Plans include placing super thin screens on American markets in about 23 months. The innovative components should be .15 inches in depth (same thickness as a common matchstick) on their 34 inch models. Target price for such items is $400. Well, I understand that the Flathead Lake Monster has no catchy name like the Loch Ness beast (Nellie). Perhaps you might offer suggestions. Have a great week.

James White is a retired mathematics teacher who enjoys sharing fascinating trivia. He can be reached at jkwhite46@gmail.com.