Record Breaking Windows of the World (not Microsoft)

https://bit.ly/2Q89ubd

From the largest, the strongest, the longest and the most impressive this article covers all bases with some good pictures as well as description..

This is a much contested claim, but it seems the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris holds the record for the world’s biggest window. The south rose window at the cathedral is massive, measuring in at 12.9 metres in diameter, containing 84 panes of glass. This is said to be the biggest window in the world and you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful window.

The west rose window is slightly smaller but still a stunning stained glass window measuring 10 metres in diameter. It dates all the way back to 1220 AD and has most of the original glass and tracery still, an impressive feature I’m sure you’ll agree.

See the article

 

Top 5 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in China

https://bit.ly/2ysAb3I

“In last few years china achieved huge success in every field as a country. We are very well aware that now a days Chinese peoples’ products are very popular around the world. China has also made their country tourist friendly, as there are many beautiful places in china which attract the tourist from around the world.”

Last time we were in Hong Kong (20 odd years ago, before China took HK back from the British) we got day visas and spent a day in mainland China wandering around various parts and areas of Guangzhou. I think we were well off the beaten tourist track at times as I remember we got quite a lot of wide-mouth stares, but the local shopkeepers were very friendly and good natured, and all desperate for a chance to practise their English with a real English person lol

the Great Wall is probably the most famous tourist attraction, did you know it runs over 13,000 miles in length due to its’ constant twisting and turning? That’s well over twice the distance from London to Beijing as the crow flies..

 

See article…

48-Pound Trout: World Record or Genetic Cheat?

https://www.wired.com/2009/09/biotechfishing/

Much controversy in the angling world over this one – he did catch this but it was a m escaped trout from a place where they turned out to be using genetic enhancers..

“In an age of biotechnological juicing, not even the easygoing pastime of fishing is free from controversies over artificial enhancement.”

If you’re interested in this check out the official world record fish database for all species it looks like..

Why?

Regular visitors to this site may be wondering what happened in the last month or so – the site has been down. Well, the answer to that is (from what I can see) is a hacker got in to the server via a trackback in an innocent looking comment  which was approved by me w/o properly checking 🙁  Server was rootkitted and subsequently trashed..

Can I just say that this is a non-profit website,  meant for the enjoyment of the masses, I do it as a hobby. From the nature and amount of damage done to the server this was not the work of some amateur hacker, so someone somewhere would appear to have some kind of grudge to bear against me.  To whoever posted the comment in German about the YouTubes tell me what the fuck did you do that for? I’m on webmaster@…

I’ve totally disabled comments and trackbacks now because it’s too much time and hassle to administer properly, sorry to all those who posted genuine harmless comments but this event has left me without a choice.

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow folks, sorry it’s taken me so long to fix..

Liam