land mine

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A victim-triggered antipersonnel device buried in a road or field and intended to—when trod upon or run over by a vehicle—explode and kill/maim the enemy

land mine

Global village An antipersonnel device buried in a road, field, and countryside, intended to, when stepped on, explode and kill/maim the enemy du jour

Patient discussion about land mine

Q. Why do I have major headaches during flight landings? I always get really strong headaches just before landing. Lately, they have been so severe that I honestly feel like my head is going to explode. The closer the plane gets to the ground, the more pain I have. After landing, the pain eases a little but I have a headache at least a day or two afterwards. Do anyone have any suggestions?

A. The air pressure change makes air expand and if your ear canal is blocked –there is a severe pressure on your inner ear/estacian tube. This is painful.
You might try swallowing real hard or yawning, or “popping” your ears. This is called "Valsalva" maneuver :

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

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Land mines are one of the most indiscriminate military devices.
Human rights advocates applauded the progress, but said the Obama administration should immediately commit to a ban and begin destroying its stockpile, while Republicans accused the president of disregarding military leaders who wanted to maintain land mines in the U.
Although the program will continue, Fare says the elimination of land mines in this conflict-prone area of Hajja needs months.
when Chinese military engineers under the Song Dynasty first developed crude explosive mines activated by trip wire, armies have employed land mines in nearly every military engagement across the globe.
The country's land-mine problem began before the 1975 beginning of the Civil War, says Habbouba Aoun, coordinator of the Land Mines Resource Center at the University of Balamand.
Once they hit the field, the rats can cover more than 186 square meters (2,000 square feet) per day looking for land mines.
Egypt estimates that millions of land mines were planted on its northern coast and on the Sinai Peninsula during War World II and its wars with Israel.
Though 145 nations have signed the land mine treaty, we certainly cannot expect that this war-hungry and militarized government, whose slogan seems to be "Leave No Deadly Weapon Behind," will follow suit on its own accord.
An amputee shoemaker, Shah, like his wife, acquired his injury via a land mine.
In 1969, he triggered an enemy land mine, losing both legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow.
The problem is countries with the biggest land mine problems can't afford to go out and spend $125,000 on a robot.