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Date: 11/09/09 01:05 PM

84 Responses to Ever Wonder How The Get Huge Boats in the Water?

  1. Profile photo of Tearon
    Tearon Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    Link: Ever Wonder How The Get Huge Boats in the Water? - You spend a year or two building a massive ship on land. How do you get it in the ocean? Like this...
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    mynamecandi Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Very Cool
  3. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    I wonder how often the come back and hit the launch platform, or just go right over and end up (probably only for a second) upside down.
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    simonh92 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    was I the only one waiting for one to tip over and sink?
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    LeesieSocks Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Awesomeoooh!
  6. Profile photo of Mondo48
    Mondo48 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    if i ever made enough money to buy a boat that big, that bastard would flip when put in the water. My luck.
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    your0mom Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    wow, i thought they didn`t do this anymore because of the high probability of the boat sinking
  8. Profile photo of MackenBurger
    MackenBurger Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    Thats so awesome! 8-)
  9. Profile photo of dexstar
    dexstar Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    ahhhh now i want to see that go massivly (awesomely) wrong
  10. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    very cool
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    you`d think they`d be smarter and tilt the boat slightly the opposite direction so when it starts to do the lean its straightening itself out.

    I`d like to see a number for the number of times its snagged and capsized.

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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    definitely helps test to see if it is sea worthy
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    cleminem9919 Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    i want to be in one while that happens =D
  14. Profile photo of maxell
    maxell Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    best new theme park ride THIS YEAR!
  15. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    they last couple didnt seem like they were going to make it
  16. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    that was sick! Good upload whoever
  17. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    or you know, a dry-dock
  18. Profile photo of Aniqa
    Aniqa Female 13-17
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    For some odd reason this reminds me of cow tipping O_o
  19. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Not very elegant, but it gets the job done in a hurry!!
  20. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    What`s wrong with the old fashioned lengthwise way? Works fine, looks much more elegant, far less likely to instantly capsize your new ship. The big white one especially looked like it was headed straight down.
  21. Profile photo of Veggieman
    Veggieman Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    feels like its going to capsize...
  22. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    Jesus christ. I was waiting for one to just tip in sideways and sink. Thats very reassuring i suppose
  23. Profile photo of lpycb42
    lpycb42 Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Ugh so much fun!
  24. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    Can the Arabs do that? Do they build ships or buy them?
  25. Profile photo of sher1983
    sher1983 Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    End launching requires a lot of room, side launching is good when there`s not a lot of room. Lots of calculations go into this. Looks like it`s going to capsize but it won`t. I`ve seen much worse ones than these. And end launching isn`t always elegant btw lol. Plus with the way part of the ship is in the water and part isn`t it creates a lot of stress on the end that isn`t in the water.
  26. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    I did that mental "OHSHHHHHHHHH...oh wow." every time. e_e;
  27. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    This is the ship`s first test. If it doesn`t sink now, it`s good for 10,000km.
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    felena Female 13-17
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    November 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    "you`d think they`d be smarter and tilt the boat slightly the opposite direction so when it starts to do the lean its straightening itself out."

    No, cause then the boat would just continue to lean in that direction and end up grating against the metal that it was sitting on. Unless they put a little bit of rubber or something with some grip on the bottom, then gravity would do it`s thing.

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    it looks like its going to tip over every time...
  30. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    *yawn* Let`s see a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier or an Oasis-class cruise ship being launched.
  31. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    wow. crazy.
  32. Profile photo of twenty5
    twenty5 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    BARREL ROLLL
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    I guess this is kind of the acid test for big ships - if it can launch without capsizing, it can probably handle the high seas.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    hahaha Do a BArrel Rollll :o
  35. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    wow! it seems a bit dangerous though, after spending tons of money to cross your fingers it doesn`t fail crashing into the water like that
  36. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    November 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    "I did that mental "OHSHHHHHHHHH...oh wow." every time. e_e;"
    --------
    Ditto.
  37. Profile photo of Zuki
    Zuki Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    Lol that was amazing! Its so scary, like they are going to sink or just roll over! Amazing!!
  38. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    This is one of the greatest things i`ve ever seen.
  39. Profile photo of est87jmg
    est87jmg Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    MountainBord

    "hahaha Do a BArrel Rollll :o"

    LOL!!!!!

  40. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    that was so cool.
  41. Profile photo of dreambrother
    dreambrother Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    WTF?? This CAN`T be standard...when I worked in a shipyard, they would build ships in a dry-dock, then open the gate, let it flood with water, and tow the ship out of it.

    Maybe this is some sort of balance test...?

  42. Profile photo of jackyface
    jackyface Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    So they just throw it in the water and hope for the best?
  43. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    Thats so cool! watching big things fall amuzes me!
  44. Profile photo of itsagame
    itsagame Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    imagine being in the boat when they do that!
  45. Profile photo of mcflylives
    mcflylives Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    i fully expected to see one of them capsize after going in, but that was pretty freakin cool.
  46. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    You think they`d have a better plan than, "Just chuck it in!"
  47. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    Anyone who thinks this is somehow dangerous for a ship has never seen a vessel in a heavy storm. the side-launch has been in use since the early 1900s and is relatively standard for inland launches.

  48. Profile photo of uncleduck
    uncleduck Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Sometimes they even have a ship launch with balloons.
    No, I don`t mean celebratory balloons.
  49. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Awesomeness is awesome. Like a slow-motion toy boat bobbing in a bathtub.
  50. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    And SlothofDoom is right - there is so much engineering that goes into a ship of that size that there is no doubt that it won`t capsize when they launch.
  51. Profile photo of sher1983
    sher1983 Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    guys this is pretty standard... there are a few different types of launches and it depends on the shipyard. What kind of equipment they have and the space available. It`s not a test, it`s just a method of launching. A boat is designed so that it can go so far over and then come back up without capsizing. If it wasn`t designed properly it would keep going. Basic stability.
  52. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Is it weird for me to have a strong desire to be on the ship for a launching?
  53. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    sher`s right. but let me tell you, the engineers that signed off on the stability margin of those things? I`ll bet you anything every single launch leaves them crossing their fingers behind their backs.

    gah the math is just ASTOUNDING. Science RULES!!

  54. Profile photo of IABbrandon
    IABbrandon Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    wow i never knew they did it that way. that was awesome to see that. thanks for the post!:-D
  55. Profile photo of DertMerchant
    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    Math. Engineering. Science. Holy Sheep S hit that was cool. More please.
  56. Profile photo of jessyfish
    jessyfish Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    That`s crazy...
  57. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    hmm i guess i just never really thought about how they did that before...

    /me likes

  58. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm
    That would be... scary.
  59. Profile photo of Asuban
    Asuban Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 12:52 am
    The third ship launching dock is 500 meters from my school. We can watch the ships come and go as we like. That was pretty cool ship launching ^^
  60. Profile photo of Bdan
    Bdan Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 2:01 am
    If there wasn`t video I wouldn`t believe it.
  61. Profile photo of YouAreAShoe
    YouAreAShoe Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 2:59 am
    wow that`s new, lol i think there`s another method by using a dry dock
  62. Profile photo of tatthi
    tatthi Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2009 at 4:26 am
    awesome.
  63. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 4:33 am
    Can you imagine how many times they messed up before they listened to Crazy Jeb`s suggestion to "Jus` toss that bitch in!"
  64. Profile photo of Rheaonon
    Rheaonon Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 5:37 am
    was anyone else waiting for one to tip just a wee bit too far?
  65. Profile photo of cynicalli
    cynicalli Female 30-39
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    November 10, 2009 at 6:15 am
    That`s crazy! You`d think there were more sophisticated, technologically advanced methods, but this is WAY cooler. Great post!
  66. Profile photo of bungled
    bungled Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2009 at 6:41 am
    imagine being inside it
  67. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 6:58 am
    >Rheaonon
    Guilty.
  68. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 7:43 am
    lol that looks well fun
  69. Profile photo of _Truth_
    _Truth_ Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 8:50 am
    *While finishing a last minute touch-up, Bob the painter pauses in his work* "what the hell was... Oh Shi-"
  70. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2009 at 10:26 am
    They should charge admission for a ride on them for the launch. I would pay at least $8.50-$9.25 for a ride!!
  71. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2009 at 10:40 am
    There shouldn`t be anyone aboard, and this is how large ships are launched the world over. I watched the launch of a large cargo vessel in Louisiana, and it was the same. The christianing ceremony is separate, on a built-up scaffolding.
  72. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 11:44 am
    i thought they slowly slide them into the water. or they build it on a sinkable platform
  73. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 11:45 am
    the other way i thought they done it was in a dry dock that they flood
  74. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    how disappointing! i was hoping for at least ONE to fall off the dock and capsize
  75. Profile photo of Robert_D
    Robert_D Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Huh, I can honestly say I didn`t know they launched ships sideways like this.
  76. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    lol I was so expecting the last one to just capsize :D
  77. Profile photo of thefireguy22
    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    haha love to be on board for that!
  78. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    That`s pretty friggin` cool.
  79. Profile photo of LightShaded
    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    I`m pretty amazed that someone somewhere sat down and did the math behind this.
  80. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    They`re doing it wrong. Last time I checked giant trebuchets were used. Wicked cool to watch though.
  81. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    i could`ve sworn that last one was gonna flip
  82. Profile photo of crimsonattck
    crimsonattck Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    can we see one where it messes up
  83. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2009 at 1:21 am
    I thought third and fourth were sinkers, i like teh waves
  84. Profile photo of XionuRose
    XionuRose Female 13-17
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    January 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    i was expecting to see one sink lol

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