The US has spent billions of dollars developing a complicated network of sensors, radars, and interceptor missiles to thwart nuclear missile attacks on the homeland, but a simple, cost effective step can render them basically useless. Oddly enough, it comes down to balloons. When a ballistic missile launches, it separates the warhead from the rocket early in flight. The rocket then arcs above the earth back down towards the target. Any country that can build an intercontinental ballistic missile could also build a handful of balloon decoys. Basically, the head of the warhead is packed with balloons. Once the missile leaves the atmosphere and the warhead releases, the balloons inflate, and one
In a weekend packed to the brim with high level MMA, Felice Herrig and Justine Kish put on one of the most entertaining scraps in their main card fight at UFC Fight Night: Oklahoma City on Sunday. But despite a high action strawweight bout which saw Kish escape a fully locked in rear-naked choke attempt, the conversations surrounding the fight stem from what happened shortly thereafter when Kish defecated in her shorts while attempting to explode out of a bad position. The unfortunate incident made a mess on the mat which many people were quick to notice, chief among them, Herrig herself. Speaking recently with TMZ Sports, Herrig resisted the urge to make any “I literally choked the crap out
DeMario Jackson opened up about his scandalous encounter with “Bachelor in Paradise” co-star Corinne Olympios - saying she was the one who made the first move. “That night was probably one of the wildest nights of my entire life,” the 30-year-old tells E! News in his first interview since the scandal. Following a day of drinking by the bar, Jackson and Olympios, 24, took things to another level in the pool. Production of the show’s fourth season was shut down days later, with the cast being sent home from Mexico as Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation as to what transpired on set. But, as Jackson recalls, it was Olympios who took the lead. “Our first real conversation was at the bar,”
WASHINGTON - Senator Ed Markey issued a fiery statement Monday demanding an apology from White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, after she stated that people suffering from drug addiction need “a four-letter word called ‘will’ ” in an interview about health care’s role in stemming the ongoing opioid crisis. Markey, in a statement, said Conway’s words are a “death sentence” for those suffering from opioid addiction. He said Conway also fails to recognize the consensus of the medical community, which often refers to opioid addiction as a disease - not a personality flaw. The White House has not responded to a request to comment. Conway has not answered Markey’s demands or responded to other people
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The chilling confessions of two teenage killers believed to be Britain’s two youngest double murderers have been revealed, after judges allowed the pair to be identified last week. Three Court of Appeal judges in London lifted a prohibition banning the identification of Kim Edwards, 15, and her 15-year-old boyfriend Lucas Markham, in the murders of Elizabeth and Katie Edwards, Katie’s mother and sister, as they slept at their home in Lincolnshire in April 2016. The two hatched the plan after her mother tried to break them up, according to The Sun. Investigators said the teens, both 14 at the time of the murders, had sex after the killings, then shared a bath before watching the “Twilight” movies,
The aftermath of the chaotic scene on Monday Night RAW involving LaVar Ball and sons Lonzo and LaMelo ended with WWE issuing a statement late Monday night regarding a racial slur used by 15-year-old LaMelo. With LaVar jumping around the ring and eventually taking off his shirt to confront The Miz, LaMelo used the slur twice on the live microphone at Staples Center in Los Angeles. He was laughing throughout the segment, but the slur received attention on social media. Sports Illustrated published a censored version of the exchange: “The inappropriate language used by a guest during the ‘Miz TV’ segment was not scripted nor reflects WWE’s values,” WWE said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.