Dedicated to all fellow British people – what with England getting so close this time now is the time to stop crying and start laughing about it all maybe?
“Steve Fossett is known for being one of the greatest adventurers of our time, with numerous achievements and records to his name, all in the field of aviation. He became the first balloonist to travel round the world by himself in a hot air balloon.”
“…The conditions onboard the basket (or gondola as it is referred to in this case) were far from luxurious! The actual gondola itself was no larger than a normal sized closet. Fossett would on average, manage about 4 hours of sleep each day, in broken down segments of 45 minutes naps. It would have been extremely cramped living in such a confined space. On top of all this, the temperature outside the balloon would have been well below zero and Fossett would have had to regularly climb outside the gondola to change fuel or to check on the burners.”
This guy is amazing, see him in action and learn how to do this yourself in 2nd half of video..
The Hubble telescope has been in orbit above our atmosphere happily snapping pictures for over 25 years now. Remember the blunder post-launch when a lens was not calibrated properly because of the centimetres / inches blunder on its specification plans? And nobody realized of course until it was already launched and in orbit? The heroic astronaut had to fix it on a space walk so saving NASA from total ridicule and a waste of billions of $$$ of American tax payers money?
Well now the images to be found on this page (and others) are fascinating and this site features the best one of every week weekly.
l’ve got the site back up in a couple of days and if you follow this site regularly you’ll know I promised a fine and dandy look and feel of the site. This site has been serving the masses since 2007 (check out all the archives.). I know that recently the content has dwindled over the past year or so, Let’s just put it down to persomal problems but now I’ve changed the colour and done a few other things in the backgound it’s stull the same site as it always had been.!
Also the content has been suffering a hit as you will have noticed, nut with TopPicks v2 its gonna be back to 25+ a mnoth again amd I’ve got more sources. I’ve allowed folks to sign in again but this rime i’m vetting the comments at the moment. It was the spams that killed this site last go roumd and as you know if you’e been following forr at least a few days TopPicks was all about a bit of random banter on a morning. Something in there for everyone somewhere.
If somethimg starts you on a good surf or just catches your eye then feedback, howvever brief and I’ve seen all the spam shit and iy will be deleted before it’s published
above all any suggestioms welcome, as lomg as you’re not promotimg your own product ot trying to make money out of this it’s fine. This is a non-profit website with no ads for a reason – cos they’re spoiling the www and the vision that it was back at the take-off, of said www.
I literally provide this site as a service – I don’t even ask for donations but if you’ve got some cash to splash then please punt it over to Amnesty International…
I love you all loyal surfers, give me some ideas and the daily random link will omce more be on your interwebs xx
Well like most people I started smoking and drinking before the legal ages to do that but I also managed to get tattooed in the UK when I was 17, a year before it was legal…luckily the lad knew what he was doing and made a decent job of my Marillion jester 🙂 Later on a few years someone introduced me to Jimmy Wong and he made some improvements for me and then we all went out and got roaring drunk iirc 😀
Seriously though there’s some very interesting facts about tattooing at today’s chosen site and well presented too..
Who was it said that salt was bad for you? Our bodies would die without it. There’s lots of benefits and usages to salt, but make sure it’s not the usual shop-bought table salt! That has got not so good things in it..instead try using this stuff – the World’s healthiest salt..it’s mined deep in the Himalayas foothills and is around 250 million years old…
Some very eerie examples of natural weirdness – check out the one of the tree right on the edge of the cliff 🙂 lol – that’s what you call nature’s instinct for survival whether it’s animal or vegetation – or just a stubborn old bugger refusing to die,,,
well it’s taken me 20 hours up all nighter to do this but I think I’ve broken the back of it and we’re back in business – the server is serving again. I’m going to be enabling comments again for a trial period to see how good the anti-spam stuff copes.