Excellent set of 31 mugshot photos from the 1930s. They are from the Newcastle upon Tyne area of England.
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Tags: 1927, England, London, sightseeing, tourism, travel, UK, video
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Tags: Abe Lincoln, battery technology, Clarendon Laboratory, dry pile, England, Oxford Electric Bell, Robert Walker, University of Oxford, voltaic pile, Zamboni pile
TIL that a bell has been ringing almost continuously since 1840. Saying that the bells are being rung, is a bit of a stretch; the clapper vibrates between the two bells. It is located at University of Oxford in England. It is powered by a battery (dry pile) of unknown composition. It is amazing to consider that that this device had already been operating for 20 years by the time Abe Lincoln became President. I could use some batteries like those.
Short video of the device shown below.
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Tags: 1902, British Film Institute, Bryony Dixon, cinema, Color Motion Picture, colour moving picture, Edward Raymond Turner, England, film, history, Kinemacolour, Michael Harvey, movie, National Media Museum, UK
The world’s first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years. The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history. Michael Harvey from the National Media Museum and Bryony Dixon from the British Film Institute talk about the importance of the discovery. The previous earliest colour film, using the Kinemacolour process, was thought to date from 1909 and was actually an inferior method. The newly-discovered films were made by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March 1899.
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LONDON — A pair of silk bloomers that belonged to Britain’s Queen Victoria has sold at auction for 9,375 pounds ($14,950) — three times the underwear’s pre-sale estimate. A painting of the queen with her Scottish servant John Brown sold for 145,250 pounds ($230,000) at Edinburgh auction house Lyon & Turnbull. The close relationship between monarch and servant inspired the film “Mrs. Brown.” Both items were purchased Tuesday by anonymous bidders.
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A new record for riding a roller coaster naked has been set in England. The Telegraph article includes a SFW video.
The 102 enthusiasts bared all to take their seats on the Green Scream rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They smasked the previous record by 70 people after 32 attempted the same feat in 2004 at Alton Towers, in Staffordshire.