This is a site that I just stumbled upon and found it’s based on same ideology as mine. You could spend hours surfing off “probably the best site in the world” lol, but actually it may well be \0/. .if you’ve landed here from there then you’ll like it here too :)+
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“Henry the Hoover, with his cheeky smile, is now 36 years old. Developed in 1970 by Chris Duncan – the same man who runs the company today – this iconic vacuum cleaner has long been one of the most popular brands for commercial use, and is now also found in homes across the world.”
“…Mr Duncan’s company, Numatic International, began by making commercial vacuums that were used for cleaning boilers. By 1981, these specialist, tough gadgets had slowly evolved into the smiling, red machine that we know today.”
“…The company is working on the next generation of vacuum cleaners: a cordless Henry. “There are lots of small cordless vacuums out there but we think this is the only big cylinder vacuum in Europe to go cordless,” says Mr Ernill. ”
“…Numatic makes all its vacuum cleaners at its Somerset factory, resisting the temptation to outsource production to cheaper territories. This helps the company maintain the quality of its products. “There’s a lot of affection for Henry, and that affection seems to be passed down through the generations,” says Mr Ernill. “But that would quickly disappear if we lowered the quality of the build.”
“…One of the major challenges that Numatic faces is also its greatest strength: Henrys rarely break. “People know it will last a long time,” Mr Ernill adds. “A customer recently returned one that is 30 years old – it was still working, but is now taking a rest in our museum.”
Numatic always provides spare parts if its products break down, and can retrofit motors right back to the first Henry ever made….”
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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.
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I’m not really into cars very much these days, but if I was this is the one I’d be drooling over these days..
there’s loads of pics on this site
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1. Improves Sperm Quality
2. Enhances Skin Health
3. Prevents Anemia
4. Aids In Weight Loss
5. Generation of Red And White Blood Cells
… and so on..
Miss the rambutan seasons in Thailand, buy by the kilo and stuff our faces for less than £1..
One insect on it’s own can do enough damage – are spiders classed as insects? But when they swarm, you could be in big trouble as these facts show..
“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..
Always reminds me of that bit in Back To The Future when he has to get himself back home using 250 odd years ago technology . Just as the clock strikes, mind?
as we know already our friends in Oz don’t do things by halves lol…
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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..
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..
“Trees may be stuck in the ground, but they’ve clearly got some enviable traits – I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a pretty forest for a few thousand years? But despite all the things that trees are famous for, it’s perhaps their height that inspires the most reverie. Humans may have a lot of cool tricks, but we’ll never get to grow up to be 35 stories tall.”
“In this regard, trees get to inhabit the best of all worlds, heaven and earth. With roots planted in the ground they get a taste of soil, while their upper reaches soak up the sun and touch the sky. But unlike the proverbial beanstalk of Jack’s, scientists say they can’t grow upwards forever. Theoretically, the maximum height for trees is between 400 and 426 feet (122 and 130 meters) – and while trees of the past may have attained such majestic heights, some of the world’s tallest trees were sadly felled for lumber. The towering trees that remain, however, are still staggeringly lofty. Consider the following 10 trees, each one the tallest in the world by species.”
Hyperion – at 374.3 feet (114.1 meters)
“..While conditions in 18th-century British prisons could be horrific (more convicts died in prisons than at the gallows), the most feared punishment didn’t take place in prison at all. Between 1718 and 1776, British authorities exiled approximately 50,000 convicts to American colonies in a policy euphemistically known as “transportation.” Once in America, the convicts fell under a life of servitude or outright slavery, underfed and overworked. They had to obey their masters or risk being imprisoned, with punishment including whippings. In the early period of transportation, half of these prisoners died while in bondage.”
“Unsurprisingly, the policy of transportation wasn’t so popular among British convicts. Some prisoners even begged to be executed rather than shipped abroad. Thus, plenty of prisoners sentenced to transportation attempted to escape partway through the journey. Multiple convict-carrying ships bound for America suffered prisoner rebellions. Rather than heading to remote parts of the colonies upon arrival, most escaped convicts preferred to sneak back to Britain, despite being subject to execution for the meta-crime of returning from transportation.
James Dalton was one such convict…”
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“Sea cucumber, also known as Sea Slug, Japonicus, Stichopus, Selenka, Sea cucumbers have been used as a food source and medicinal ingredient in Asian and Middle Eastern countries for centuries. It most commonly found in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, they are considered a delicacy in many Asian cultures. They live on sea floors throughout the world, but the greatest population is found in the Pacific Ocean.”
“Sea cucumber is an oblong_ shaped it is known that sea cucumber is the marine invertebrate that related to sea urchins and starfish. It is a featured component of a festive New year’s banquet dish called “the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea”. Most sea cucumbers resemble large caterpillars. It has been used in China as a treatment for thousands of years. Sea cucumber beneficial for people suffering from arthritis, joint pains, fatigue, constipation, impotence, cancer, and frequent urination. Sea cucumber is also a natural treatment it has the ability for healing wounds. Sea cucumber is rich in vitamins, protein, and mineral.”
I know this series has been quite popular so here’s 55 more of them..
that was not the best idea boy, stick to chewing your master’s slippers if I were you..
If you really want to try and understand what it’s like then read this and/or the NHS article.
“Did you know that you can create miracles? Yes, that’s right.
You can create miracles. In fact, our main purpose on this planet is to create miracles.
Keep in mind that sometimes a miracle is nothing more than a shift in perception.”
“It’s looking at something where at one point seems absolutely impossible to achieve, then with a shift in the way that you’re thinking, that impossibility suddenly becomes very possible.”
Combined with some of this maybe one day we will achieve light speed..:-)+
“During the Second World War, colored film was rare and was an entirely new technique. For this reason, the published pictures from the conflicts of this era are black and white.
However, the pictures included in Imperial War Museum’s new book are unique and fascinating. They are original and haven’t been edited.
Although, nowadays it’s very common to see edited pictures and black and white who have been turned into colored, these pictures are actually original. That’s what Ian Carter stated in a telephone interview with CNN.
The British Ministry of Information, which use to own a small amount of the film Kodachrome, is responsible for the existence of these images. Therefore, this type of film was given to professional photographers so that they could use it in different areas.
There were 3.000 photographs in total, but not all of them “survived”: “Almost half of them disappeared, and we had no idea where to find them,” said Carter. The rest of them were kept in Imperial War Museum’s archive, and many of them are now published for the first time in 70 years.
Back then, the pictures were given to American magazines, but the majority of them was never published.
There are amazing details from the period of war that would be lost into grey had it been not for colored film; for instance, the orange color of the Deutch royal family. These pictures look like they were captured today but they’re not.”
looks like this one is London during the Blitz
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One of these would be wasted on me but I think this is a beautiful car anyway..
“See the latest news and reviews on Audi Top Speed – See exclusive insights, specs, photos, prices even more on Top Speed.Could the spirit of racing was not ever can be confined to the track. Out of the audi series yes apart from r10 and r12 which tend to be the german speed demons (illegal to drive) the r8 will be fastest.”
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CGI must be saving Hollywood lots of $$$, it’s all about the special effects now, but what’s happened to the interesting plots and stories? Maybe they’ve all been done now? I don’t know..
“The Giant Freshwater stingray is one of Largest freshwater fish species in the world. Its size and power are tremendous and trying to land one of these giant freshwater rays has been compared with battling with a submarine.”
Real or Fake? Personally I’m on the fence on all of these but just more WTF goings on we’re discovering these days :-0
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Pictures, history, behaviour, temperament, health problems and breed details.
This one is dedicated to JoJo. I hope she’s still doing ok, miss her..
“Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day.”
Alcohol is a poison – it pickles your liver! For a much healthier option see the post on this very
site 🙂 <edit> I’m sorry I should have mentioned that I also like a beer too now and again!
It’s not all abstract stuff, there are some great and unusual other categories of wallpaper on this site. Pictures of Afghanistan before all the wars for example..
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I’m not posting this just for for funnies – the USSR were way ahead of the rest of the world in many things..
“The first Soviet mobile phone “Altai” – the size of a modern day smartphone – you could call another Altai phone from it, or even a normal landline phone. It was out in the Soviet Union in 1963 and it was ten years before Motorola made their first mobile phone.”
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The British are known as having a quirky sense of humour that other nationalities often fail to understand. Classic examples seen here in pub names..
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