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Journey to the centre of the earth

Jewels: a secret history by Victoria Finlay.

Are you ready for a journey to the centre of the earth? Spanning five continents and millions of years, Victoria Finlay traces the history of eight precious stones in a well written book that combines scholarship with journalistic reportage. 204 more words

Jules Reads

Man Straps Jet Engines To His Ankles To Power Wingsuit [video]

In what could be a big step for the sport of wingsuit flying, Jarno Cordia has turned himself into a flying jet by attaching two small jet engines to his ankles. 143 more words


Avocado tofu, and other strange supermarket items

Dearest friends and family,

How are we today? Been enjoying the week so far? Been doing a spot of dish washing? Laundry? How about supermarket shopping? 469 more words

First Week

Something I'd Never Tasted Before

“It took the mountain top, it seems to me now, to give me the sensation of independence. It was as if I’d discovered something I’d never tasted before in my short life.

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Trains, Planes, and Streetcar (Museum of Transportation - Kirkwood, Missouri) 1 of 3

The Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood is just 20 minutes from my house.  Probably best known for its collection of train engines and cars, many of them very rare,  it also houses a modest automobile collection and at least one streetcar and one jet airplane.   136 more words

Nikon D7100

A Love Letter To The F-14 Tomcat

(Source: kotaku.com)

The F-14 Tomcat was a Cold War fighter first deployed in the 1970s. For over 30 years it served the US Navy with distinction, yet its greatest legacy is perhaps found not on the battlefield, but in the hearts of kids like me who grew up with certain cartoons, movies and video games. 1,166 more words


Rebels say they shoot down Syrian military jet, army confirms crash

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian military said on Tuesday that one of its jets crashed in southern Syria, state television reported, hours after Western-backed rebels said they had shot it down and captured the pilot.