How romantic .........
A stunning Edwardian wedding dress is about to be auctioned after being kept in pristine condition by the bride's family for more than a century.
But while it may have
survived being bombed twice by the Luftwaffe and 104 years in storage unscathed, it appears the changing shape of modern women could mean the magnificent, modern UK size 4, wedding dress is never again worn down the aisle. More
They just don't make them like they used to ......
It took a year and ten months to build the warship Sovereign Of The Seas in the 17th century, how long would it take to build a 1:84 model today?
The answer? Two years and seven months – nine months longer than shipwrights took over the original, which was the largest vessel of her time.
It will also cost £804.65 for 135 issues of a new weekly magazine showing how to create the 110cm-long replica of the wooden Navy ship commissioned by Charles I and launched in 1637. More
Perhaps the most ironic article of the week ..... Mars bars = Healthy living?
For two decades, it has been a firm favourite with tourists and peckish schoolboys. But it seems the deep-fried Mars bar is not so popular with the firm behind the key ingredient.
Confectionery giant Mars has written to the Scottish chip shop which created the calorific snack asking them to make clear on their menu that is not ‘authorised or endorsed’ by the company – because it does not meet its ‘healthy’ image. More
Wanted ..... Someone with time on their hands!
Her majesty Queen Elizabeth is looking for a
horologist to care for more than 1,000 watches and clocks at Buckingham Palace. (I'm presuming time wasters need not apply - PW) More
Hmm, Interactive gravestones?
Traditional graveyards here in England are being transformed through
technology with interactive headstones providing a revolutionary way for people to remember their loved ones.
Quick Response (QR) codes on gravestones can be scanned by smartphones to open up online biographies of the dead person. More
The best of British ..... Cat Art.
Now in its 32nd year, the annual exhibition of British 'Cat Art' is dedicated to cats both realistic and fantastic. To see more pictures click HERE
Strange! ..... not one of the Geordie men I know would be caught dead plucking their eyebrows.
Geordies including TV presenters Ant and Dec (pictured right) are among northerners who seem more concerned about keeping their good looks than men down south.
Vain Geordie lads buy more male beauty products than any other Brits ...... with Newcastle men forking out the most on tweezers to pluck their eyebrows. More
Thanks but I think I'll keep on taking the pain killers ......
Violent video games in which players have to shoot enemies can actually be good for people, a university has claimed - after discovering the games gave people a higher pain threshold.
A study at Keele University found that 40 volunteers were able to stomach pain for 65 per cent longer after playing violent 'first person shooter' games, than those who had played a non-violent golf game.
Participants played both the violent and non-violent game on separate occasions for 10 minutes and then placed one of their hands in ice-cold water to test their reaction to pain.
On average, participants kept their hands in the icy water for 65 per cent longer after playing the violent game, indicating that playing the game increased the participants’ pain tolerance. More