The 9 Biggest Ships In the World

Inspired by the ongoing threat to UK oil tankers at the moment I decided to find out just how big a ship the Iranians could possibly hijack, which brought me to this page. The winner was always going to be a ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) also known as an oil tanker :p

The biggest is the Jahre Viking, formerly known as the Knock Nevis, pictured below:

Tonnage: 260,941 GT (214,793 NT)
Length: 458.45 m (1,504 ft)
Beam: 68.8 m (226 ft)
Draught: 24.611 m (81 ft)
Capacity: 564,763 DWT
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)







Also found this old clip of Jeremy Clarkson giving everybody a tour of this very same ship..

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Trump Apparently Knows What Bitcoin Is, And He Doesn’t Like It

“President Donald Trump took some time out of his evening to tweet about cryptocurrencies today, announcing to the world that he is “not a fan” of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies because their “value is highly volatile and based on thin air.”

In a series of tweets, Trump expanded on his thoughts on crypto, saying Facebook’s newly announced Libra virtual currency “will have little standing or dependability,” and that the company should seek a banking charter and be regulated like any other traditional financial institution. Incidentally, that puts Trump on the side of House Democrats, a group of which last week officially asked Facebook to put its Libra plans on hold so it can be properly investigated for risks to the global financial system..”

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Photo credit to NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

8 Seemingly Innocent Things We Need To Stop Saying To Women

“If a woman has ever become annoyed by some seemingly innocuous thing you’ve said, there’s probably a reason for it, and that reason isn’t “Women are crazy.” A string of words that felt pretty good leaving your mouth can still be objectively terrible, because of all of the context and implications that were fiercely ignored in the process. So maybe pump the brakes before saying something like …”

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NB/ image from a different source