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Woman’s terrifying find under car door

The real-life size of the spider is scary enough, but the two images were cropped in a way that made it appear as if there was a huge spider crawling out the window of Christine’s car according to some commenters.

Christine Jones posted photos to the Australian Spider Identification page on Facebook on Monday after spotting a truly massive spider lurking under the handle of her car door in Armidale.

She said she hasn’t used her car for a week after spotting the spider, which she initially thought was a group of hairy caterpillars.

RELATED: ‘Insanely huge’ spider in Queensland home RELATED: Man killed by giant tiger snake Members of the group identified the huge critter as a huntsman spider.

Facebook users were initially confused about the size of the spider due to the way the two images were cropped and appeared on the social media platform.

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Video that ‘terrifies’ cyclist’s families

“Anyone with information is urged to come forward,” NSW Police added in a statement.People have reacted mainly with shock to the footage, and sought to remind drivers that cyclists are also people.

RELATED: Vile reason driver didn’t stop for cops RELATED: $520k rented Ferrari wiped out NSW Police were not able to confirm where or when the alleged incident occurred when asked by news.com.au and could only say the incident had been reported and inquiries have commenced.

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U.S. Heavy Bombers in WWII: Caught on the Ground and Useless

Ever since word of the disaster in the Philippines reached the rest of the world, there has been much speculation about what would have happened if the B-17s had been launched against the Japanese airfields on Formosa immediately after word of the attack on Pearl Harbor reached the islands.

Even if all of the B-17s at Clark had been able to take off for a mission against the Japanese airfields, they would have made up too small a formation to effectively defend themselves against the hordes of Japanese fighters they would have likely encountered over Formosa.

Furthermore, all of the B-17s at Clark had been ordered into the air in the early morning so they would not be caught on the ground by the inevitable Japanese attack.

In fact, it was the decision to recall them to refuel and rearm for an attack on Formosa that caused them to be on the ground when the Japanese bombers and fighters struck Clark.

They could have then been recalled to Clark, along with the two squadrons that were at Mindanao, for a night or early morning attack on the Japanese airfields on Formosa.

USS Vestal: This Ugly Ship Survived Pearl Harbor and Sailed Into History

On Saturday, December 6, 1941, the repair ship USS Vestal eased alongside the USS Arizona at her berth at Pearl Harbor.

The force of the explosion rattled Vestal as if she had been hit again, and Commander Young and other members of his gun crew were thrown overboard into the oily water.

Not only did Vestal require repair to her bomb-damaged hull and bulkheads, the crew was constantly called upon to assist in the repair of the fighting ships, which had a higher priority to dry dock facilities.

Vestal herself would be awarded a battle star for her courageous action under fire that day, a rarity for a service ship.

Repair crews from Vestal and other ships trimmed and braced the hole, sealed and pumped out nearby compartments, and prepared Saratoga for the trip to Pearl Harbor where major repairs could be accomplished.

Boeing 737 Crashes Caused By A Few Lines Of Missing Code

After 20 months on the tarmac following two fatal crashes, Boeing's troubled 737 Max airliner has been given the green light to resume passenger flights, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday.

The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March of 2019 after two aircraft crashes killing everyone on board.

But as the investigations dug deeper into how Boeing and FAA could miss how dangerous the original MCAS was, the requirements for changes grew.

Leeham News author Bjorn Fehrm has interesting details in his take FAA recertifies Boeing 737 MAX Fehrm says "The 737 is a Safe Aircraft" and this "chain of events will not happen again on an updated 737 MAX".

After the FAA announcement, the Air Line Pilots Association released a statement saying it "believes that the engineering fixes to the flight-critical aircraft systems are sound and will be an effective component that leads to the safe return to service of the 737 MAX."

Terrifying video of man’s near miss

The gates of the level crossing then open and reveal how much time the man saved by putting his life in such danger: A full 20 seconds.The incident occurred at the Brimsdown level crossing in north London, where a woman died after being hit by a train in January.

The footage shows the man enter the level crossing by forcing his way through the closed boomgates, before ambling across the tracks.

“This man risked his life, and the lives of others.”

The shocking incident happened back in May, but footage has been shared with the public this week by Britain’s railway operator Network Rail.

“Never take a chance on a level crossing and always use it correctly,” Network Rail said on Facebook.

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The Latest "My Tesla Ran Into A Really Big Truck While On Autopilot" Kerfuffle

No doubt Tesla will carefully analyze all the data from the car and issue a report saying all systems operated properly, the driver was at fault, and Autopilot was entirely blameless.

All we know is what is in this report by Taiwan English News: “According to preliminary investigations by the Highway Police Bureau, the 53-year-old Tesla driver, Mr Huang, said that his car was on autopilot, and traveling at around 110 kilometers per hour at the time of the crash.

While other cars swerve out of the way, the Tesla plows straight into it, never slowing until just before the collision.

The point is to ask how a Tesla with all its vaunted safety systems can run head on into a very large truck without slowing or taking evasive action.

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Harbor police recover body from San Diego Bay

Harbor police recovered a body that had been floating in San Diego Bay near Seaport Village Sunday morning, police said.

A recreational boater spotted the body floating near Embaracdero Marina Park North and reported the discovery over a marine radio about 7 a.m.

The body is believed to be an "older male," who had not been identified, police said.

The Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death, which did not appear to be suspicious in nature, police said.

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A Sad End: Why Did the USS Scorpion Meet Such a Bad Fate

For reasons that even now are a closely guarded secret, that happened in late May 1968 when the nuclear attack submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589) sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as she was returning from a long deployment.

The rapidly changing Cold War arena demanded that each one of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarines be on continual service for the purpose of locating and tracking Soviet attack and missile submarines.

Yet the demands of the Cold War made it necessary to send Scorpion and her officers and crew on one more deployment to the Mediterranean Sea to participate in joint NATO operations.

By linking the time scale of the two readouts, Craven and Naval Research Laboratory acoustic engineer Wilton Hardy found a suspicious series of five to eight underwater explosions around the time Scorpion would have been in the mid-Atlantic.

With this in mind, Craven began investigating the possibility that one of Scorpion’s torpedoes had activated during a maintenance check.

Iran Missile Attack: Iran missile strikes own ship, kills 1 sailor, hurts others | World News

Iran regularly holds exercises in the region, which is closed to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of the world's oil passes.

The missile struck the Konarak, a Hendijan-class support ship, taking part in the exercise.

The friendly fire incident happened on Sunday near the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran, in the Gulf of Oman, state TV said.

Earlier Iranian state media reports said the Konarak, a Hendijan-class support ship, was too close to a target during an exercise on Sunday.

TEHRAN: The Iranian army says a missile strike on a naval vessel taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Oman has killed 19 sailors and wounded 15.

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These World War II Bombers Tried to Kill Hitler's Oil. It Did Not Go As Planned.

But the Doolittle Raid of April had closed all the China bases, and the force, led by Colonel Harry Halverson, was reassigned to bomb Ploesti.

General Lewis H. Brereton’s Ninth Bomber Command consisted of two heavy bomb groups of B-24s, the 376th “Liberandos” under Colonel Keith K. Compton and the 98th “Pyramiders” commanded by Colonel John “Killer” Kane.

He was holding his ship in formation to drop his bombs on the target, knowing if he didn’t pull up he would have to fly through a solid mass of fire with gasoline gushing from his ship.

Ardery’s B-24 was in the third flight of ships headed for Red Target, the air over which was studded with black puffs of flak: “We were very close behind the second flight of three ships,” Ardery said.

On that fateful day, 178 Consolidated B-24D Liberator bombers of five heavy bombardment groups, carrying more than 500 tons of bombs, left bases in Libya to undertake the longest and most audacious aerial raid in history, a raid codenamed “Tidal Wave.”

This Is How Hitler's Panzerfaust Became a World War II Tank Killer

German probing attacks made little progress, and the Shermans knocked out a tracked Jagdpanther tank destroyer at near point-blank range.

Hills’ Sherman tank and three others with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry pushed into the Belgian city of Gheel on Sept. 9, 1944.

British Army tank commander Stuart Hills experienced the Panzerfaust’s power during the initial battles in northern Belgium that preceded Operation Market Garden.

Due to the Panzerfaust’s inherent range limitations, German anti-tank teams were most effective in dense or obscured environments such as cities and woodlands.

To Allied tank crews during World War II, the Panzerfaust was one of the German army’s deadliest weapons behind the static 88-millimeter cannon, the rocket-propelled Panzerschreck and — most of all — other tanks.

The Royal Navy Absolutely Annihilated Germany's Most Heavily-Armed Battleship

However, the more numerous and powerful radars on Force 2’s Duke of York finally picked up the Scharnhorst twenty-five miles away after 4 p.m.

Heavily damaged in a July 1941 air-raid, Scharnhorst joined other German capital ships five months later in the notorious “Channel Dash” that was staged under the nose of Britain’s coastal defense, though she struck two mines in the process.

Her sole forward radar knocked out, and nightfall and blizzard decreasing visibility, Scharnhorst was blind to the powerful British force barreling towards her from the west.

As the British barrage relentlessly crippled Scharnhorst’s main guns, smaller British destroyers swarmed in to attempt torpedo runs.

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

Other recommendations included probing deeper into Tesla’s Autopilot software, developing safety standards to prevent drivers taking their hands off the wheel, and testing vehicles equipped with automated control systems to analyse driver and car performance before and during crashes.

Tesla's Autopilot – a super-cruise-control feature rather than a true autonomous vehicle system – was described as a "beta"-grade feature by the NTSB.

After a thorough examination of the tragedy, the NTSB blamed “system limitations” in Tesla’s Autopilot software, and the driver at the time being distracted “likely from a cellphone game application,” said Robert Sumwalt, the chairman of the board.

The deadly crash of an Apple engineer's Tesla was down to the victim being overly trusting of the car's Autopilot software while distracted by his phone, America's National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded this week.

“If Tesla Inc does not incorporate system safeguards that limit the use of its autopilot systems to the conditions for which it was designed, continued use of the system beyond its design domain is foreseeable and the risk for future crashes will remain,” the NTSB warned.

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Sussex Police gives up on £790k Gatwick drone shutdown probe

In a statement released today, Sussex Police claimed it received almost 130 sightings during the airport's forcible closure in December 2018 after drones were seen hovering near its boundary fence.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace READ MORE We are further told that witness statements showed drone reports happened in "groupings" over the three-day shutdown on 12 separate occasions.

On the other hand, that statement could be a hint that police think the drone operators knew precisely when to fly in order to prolong the shutdown – that is, they knew how the airport's security and drone response protocols worked.

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