These 80 silver goblets commemorate the 80 men who flew the Doolittle Raid against Japan in April 1942.
At every reunion, the surviving Raiders meet privately to conduct their solemn “Goblet Ceremony.” After toasting the Raiders who died since their last meeting, they turn the deceased men’s goblets upside down. Each goblet has the Raider’s name engraved twice — so that it can be read if the goblet is right side up or upside down. When there are only two Raiders left, these two men will drink one final toast to their departed comrades using the 1896 Hennessy kept in the center.
I wrote this up awhile ago and it was sitting in the queue. When it popped up I decided to check and see how many are left. Apparently there are four still alive, but just a month ago, in April, they decided to hold one final anniversary and toast using the Hennessy later this year between the four of them, rather than wait for it to just be two.
What I would give to be in the room for that…(viaThank You Gentlemen.
Dear gun owners:
This is how you use a gun cable lock. It is NOT used to lock the gun CASE closed. Think about that. There’s enough cable there that if you put it around the handle of your Glock-factory carrying case, I can still open it enough to pull the gun out without any difficulty whatsoever, without having to even think about unlocking the cable lock.
Quit being fucking idiots about it, thanks
wait…people actually use those stupid things? lololol
lolololololol, these locks are so easy to pick/break. They are useless
first shot hit and then nothing
im still laughing at this
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
If this because the new money of America, I would burn ever $1 bill. Why? Because Obama is THE shittiest president ever.
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