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« Reply #376 on: September 08, 2013, 10:10:22 PM »

I'd hate to be a musician living in the penthouse suite.....
 
"now how can I break it to you guys..........I want my grand piano taking up to.................."
 
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« Reply #377 on: September 11, 2013, 10:59:06 AM »

Model maker creates courgette submarine
 
Full story
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-maker-creates-courgette-submarine-1-5475881
 
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« Reply #378 on: September 11, 2013, 02:30:32 PM »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #379 on: September 13, 2013, 11:02:08 AM »


Guinness Record: Living with world's longest fingernails.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24073816



.... what a pointless human being!  >:-o
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« Reply #380 on: September 13, 2013, 12:22:21 PM »

The record should be living with the person living with the longest finger nails in the world without snipping them off in the middle of the night, still, good for picking your nose...and the person next to you :}
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« Reply #381 on: September 13, 2013, 12:30:39 PM »

     
 
            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153
 
   Oh dear, James Tiberius is going to have an L of a problem in a few hundred years  >>:-(
 
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« Reply #382 on: September 13, 2013, 02:23:47 PM »

Volunteers wanted for a one way ticket to Mars.
 
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/mars-one-way-ticket/index.html ;)
 
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« Reply #383 on: September 13, 2013, 03:31:42 PM »

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still, good for picking your nose...and the person next to you
Or scratching your stomach - from the inside....
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« Reply #384 on: September 13, 2013, 03:54:52 PM »

no wonder the machine world were miffed when vejer turned up, all the putonium poisening. >>:-(
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« Reply #385 on: September 13, 2013, 04:41:14 PM »

Volunteers wanted for a one way ticket to Mars.
 
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/mars-one-way-ticket/index.html ;)
 
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« Reply #388 on: September 15, 2013, 05:24:51 PM »

amazon are taking advanced orders on it with a reduction in cost if you do of about 12 quid.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #389 on: September 17, 2013, 05:00:34 PM »


Is it me or is this BBC reporter absolutely relishing the deaths at the Washington Naval base yesterday?!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24121152
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #390 on: September 20, 2013, 11:09:50 AM »


Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission from RAF Brize Norton.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-24165590
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« Reply #391 on: September 24, 2013, 09:33:52 AM »

 
Triumph Herald covered 20 miles in 52 years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-24204080
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« Reply #392 on: September 25, 2013, 03:20:08 PM »

 
America's Cup: 162 years of evolution
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sailing/22497995
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« Reply #393 on: September 25, 2013, 08:15:20 PM »


Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission from RAF Brize Norton.


'blinking!' 'ell, I remember coming back from Akrotiri in one of them in 1968, seats pointing backwards just in case they crashed and the crew all plugged into the Test Match.
 
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« Reply #394 on: September 26, 2013, 10:42:48 PM »

In The News
 
Q:   What is the biggest break in snooker
 
A:   Stephen Lee    -    12 years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/24223268
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #395 on: September 29, 2013, 05:03:36 PM »

 
Thames vessel tourists jump into river to escape fire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24323395

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« Reply #396 on: September 29, 2013, 07:36:38 PM »

been on these things numerous times, - really sad to think one of these 'old timers' is no more,


however  glad everyone got off ok, there is very little freeboard so a dive into the drink is not a huge leap of faith.....but sad all round.....for both the passengers and the owners of such a craft.....
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« Reply #397 on: September 29, 2013, 09:26:55 PM »

It's another of those DUKW's.................same as those that have been stopped from operating in Liverpool.
 
Isn't it about time these old things were consigned to classic car and truck rallies and not for ferrying paying customers around..........at this age they are a lethal accident just waiting to happen.
 
might look nice and nostalgic but they are b***** death traps. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
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« Reply #398 on: September 29, 2013, 09:32:25 PM »

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« Reply #399 on: September 30, 2013, 09:51:42 AM »

- i can only speak about london duck tours of which i have some experience.... but i think the owners /operators  have heavily upgraded these machines, the london vessels have all been re engined with upto date modern isuzu diesels for both efficiency and to comply with particulate emissions, - having been a passenger on one of these vessels  (several times)  the crew are very competent, with a driver for the on road part of the journey and changing to a  maritime ' master' at the wet section of the journey- the safety breifing as you set off is comprehensive and better that the one you get on a standard thames  tourist trip boat....probably due to the unusual nature of the vessel.... however if the passengers on the duckw are from overseas i wounder how much of the briefing got through ?
 
i would n't say they're death traps,- they're old, yes.... however these are useable 'classiscs'  and  needed to be treated as such...
 
 they are more than adequate to cope with london traffic on road and my experience of these vessels in water are also positive... they cope with the tidal thames, - there is not a huge amount of freeboard i grant you that, but they have radio comms with HQ and a passenger log is done before setting off , a qualified master is at the helm and in addition you have a  steward aboard at all times, vessel has passenger floatation devices, lifejackets and the required safety gear... the fact the sides are open  with just canvas roll down sides means method of escape is easier than in a 'glazed vessel'
 
dont write them off as a death trap- they are a valid tourist attraction in london and abit of floating/ driving history
 
i wont specualte as to what is the cause -and i have no idea what went on in liverpool, but  just glad no one was hurt or killed in londons recent event...
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