Let’s Look Up

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Categories: General, Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 6th May 2014 by: admin

As technology is shrinking our world and bringing people closer together, let’s not forget the simple pleasures in life that connect us all. Let’s all look up now and then.

Is this the world’s toughest bridge?

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 20th November 2012 by: admin

There have been a rash of incidents of late involving over height trucks either getting stuck in tunnels or damaging overhead infrastructure. These incidents reminded us of this series of videos that involved an infamous low bridge belonging to the Norfolk Southern Railroad. It has been hit by more than its fair share of vehicles and still stands.

The Tragic Accident of Costa Concordia

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Categories: News, Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 17th January 2012 by: admin

Costa Concordia partially capsized off the Italian west coast after hitting a rock on Friday, 13 January 2012. The luxurious cruise ship was carrying more than 4000 passengers and crew members at the time of the accident. At least six people have died and more than a dozen are missing. It is being compared to the disastrous accident of ‘Titanic’ on 15 April 1912, killing 1,517 people, on her maiden voyage.

 

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There are many ways traffic problems happen… including this one.

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 6th December 2011 by: admin

 

 

Out of this World

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Categories: General, Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 20th October 2011 by: admin

Ever wondered what it is like to fly over the Earth in the International Space Station… your prayers have been answered. This video begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy. The best part is the thunderstorms….

Yellow Express Removals specialises in going above and beyond!

 

Can I see your driver’s licence

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 9th September 2011 by: William Bulloch

 

 

British Airways plane at Airport Road Crossing - Gibraltar Airport

 

You may know we like bridges. But we also like airports. Not any old airports. Rather, ones that are a little unusual. And we think this one is more than a little unusual. Gibraltar  is a British overseas territory that is often mentioned in old war movies but barely rates a mention at the average dinner table. But if you ever flew into Gibraltar Airport you would have a story to tell. Not just because there is a great big rock out your window. It is unusual because it has a major road that crosses the main runway. When planes take off or land the traffic has to stop and likewise, planes cannot land unless the roadway is clear. This produces interesting times for pilots, passengers, drivers and residents alike.

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More advertising in the good old days

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 1st September 2011 by: Editor

If you thought our previous post about old school advertising was out there, this one is even better. Given that beer is normally marketed at males, kudos to the advertising executive who dreamed up this campaign aimed at BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS AND THEIR BABIES!

 

How Mother and Baby "Picked Up"

 

 

There IS Life After Death

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 24th August 2011 by: William Bulloch

We came across this video from Japan the other week and could not believe what we were looking at. It fascinates us both scientifically (why does it happen?) and gastronomically (how could you eat it?). Apparently it is caused by a voltage reaction between the high salt content in the sauce and the nerves in the tentacles to cause the effect you see in the video.

 

Please understand that the squid has been served without its head so you are not looking at anything that is alive.

 

Thanks to Christian Ibrahim, The Daily Mail and nhanphantrung for the video.

Hang in there… Friday’s coming

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Categories: News, Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 18th August 2011 by: William Bulloch

Had a bad morning? Did your train run late? Forgot to iron your shirt? Spill your coffee? I think no matter how bad your day started this poor bloke from the New York sanitation department had a worse morning. Good to hear that he was rescued by the fire department. Pity about that hole in the wall though.

 

 

Remember Yul Brynner’s message

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 16th August 2011 by: William Bulloch

When kids start smoking (and we wish they wouldn’t!) one of the things they like doing is to see who can blow the biggest smoke rings. Well kids, the game is over. The winner is Etna.