Posts Tagged 'UK'
Tags: 100 year old, advice, Amelia Harper, centenarian, Cliff Crozier, England, Harry Lauder, John Denerley, life lesson, longevity, positive attitude, UK
Tags: architecture, Great Britain, howling, Manchester, skyscraper, UK, whistle, wind instrument
In Estonia they quite intentionally have a 230ft organ that’s played mellifluously by the sea. In Manchester they have a skyscraper that accidentally shrieks pure sonic fear into your soul whenever there’s a strong wind. Yes, as if blighting our skylines weren’t bad enough, the UK’s vertiginous glass skyscrapers are now screaming at us.
Tags: 1912, cooking, Devizes, emergency survival food, gourmet, Great Britain, Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers, history, lifeboat biscuits, pilot biscuit, Spillers and Bakers, stale cracker, survival food, survival kit, Titanic, UK, Wiltshire
What could be the world’s most valuable biscuit, which survived the sinking of the Titanic more than a century ago, is to be sold at auction. The Spillers and Bakers pilot biscuit – a type of cracker made from flour and water – survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 in which about 1,500 people died. It was part of a survival kit stored within one of the ill-fated ocean liner’s lifeboats and was kept as a souvenir. The biscuit will go under the hammer at Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, on 24 October and is estimated to fetch between £8,000 and £10,000.
Tags: alcoholic, chipmunk, drunk, Evesham, Great Britain, Honeybourne Railway Club, inebriate, party, Squirrel, UK, United Kingdom, wildlife, Worcestershire
Tags: 2012 London Summer Olympics, Anish Kapoor, ArcelorMittal Orbit, Cecil Balmond, England, London, playground, slide, UK
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world’s longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower’s viewpoint all the way to the ground.
Tags: funny, Great Britain, handling salmon, humor, illegal, knock-down-ginger, London, profane song, silly laws, Tom Scott, UK, video