26 June 2012

Your address

Much faster than Google Earth.

WHEN YOU BEGIN TO TYPE, PICTURES WILL START TO APPEAR…
YOU CAN IGNORE THEM UNTIL YOU FINISH THE ENTIRE ADDRESS AND ZIP/ POSTCODE
IF YOU LIKE. TYPE THE ADDRESS AS IF YOU WERE PUTTING IT ON A LETTER TO MAIL.

  After opening the link below, type in the address you want slowly, letter by letter, space by space,

and watch each time where it takes you. It works worldwide.

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21 June 2012

Remember Nadia Comaneci

Wow!!!

Remember Nadia Comaneci, the first Gymnast to get a perfect 10 out of ten! Well, this is her granddaughter!
 

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18 June 2012

Very Cool Stuff

I'm thinking most are available in Ikea...:-)
 
主題: Very Cool Stuff

 
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Dresser Dog Bowls
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Dog Water Fountain
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Hanging Boat Bed
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Sunken Bed
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17 June 2012

One of a kind


Brave owner parks his unique £1.6m Bugatti Veyron supercar made of PORCELAIN in Paris street
      The 253 mph car drew a crowd after being spotted outside a Parisian hotel during its first sighting in Europe 
It must require nerves of steel to drive a £1.6million one-off porcelain supercar through Paris’ notoriously congested streets, let alone parallel park it.
The super-wealthy owner of this astonishing Veyron L'Or Blanc - or White Gold - must have breathed a sigh of relief when it arrived at the hotel unscathed.
This unique edition of the 253mph, 1,000bhp car - created in conjunction with a firm that usually makes tea pots - had never been seen on the road in Europe.
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Exclusive: The 253mph car, which is the world’s first car to 'wear the finest porcelain on its body', arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, and soon drew a crowd of onlookers
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High-octane: With a price tag of £1.6, and with a porcelain body, it takes calm nerves to parallel park the Veyron in Paris' narrow streets
And when rumours started circling it had popped up in Paris, the 'car-parazzi' packed their tripods before heading for France.
Fans from England, France, Holland and Germany quickly arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel where they found the world's first car to ‘wear the finest porcelain on its body’.
Tim Burton, 24, drove down from London after hearing the rumors. He said: ‘I heard the one-off Veyron had been seen in Paris and I couldn't miss the opportunity to head to France and see it with my own eyes.
‘Fortunately it was parked out on the road and what an amazing car it truly is.’
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One-off: The astonishing porcelain Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc was made last year but it has never been seen on the road in Europe until now
Drawing a crowd: Fans from England, France, Holland and Germany quickly arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel where they found the world's first car to 'wear the finest porcelain on its body'
THE SUPER STATS FOR THE BUGATTI 'WHITE GOLD' SUPERCAR
Ø  Cost: £1.6 million
Ø  Number built: One
Ø  Engine: 8-litre W16
Ø  Power: 1,001bhp
Ø  Acceleration: 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.3 secs and 0-186mph in 16.7 secs
Ø  Top speed: 253mph (with roof down: 217mph)
Ø  Braking: 62mph - 0mph in 31.4 metres (DVLA figure = 73 metres)
Ø  Carbon dioxide emissions: 596g/km (Toyota Prius: 92g/km)
Ø  Average fuel economy: 10mpg
Ø  Fuel economy in town: 6.9mph
He was joined by a group who travelled from Dusseldorf, Germany while Dutchman Seger Giesbers, 18, said there were ‘at least’ 15 photographers at the scene when he arrived.
The £1.6 million L'or Blanc edition of the Veyron Super Sport model was built by Bugatti with help from a German ceramics company better known for making high-end tea sets.
As well as its swirly porcelain white and blue paint work, its exterior features filler caps, badges and wheel caps made from specially constructed from the material.
Bugatti's design experts came with the psychedelic blue and white paintjob as a tribute to the 'Stelvio Pass', a legendary stretch of road in Italy.
The supercar firm even went as far as describing the creation as an ‘unusual idea’, with the one-off vehicle sold to a super-wealthy Saudi Arabian customer.
It is powered by an 8-litre W16 engine which develops a mammoth 1,000bhp.
With this power it can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 253mph.
Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bugatti Automobiles said at the time of the car's launch in, last year: 'At first, it seems to be an unusual idea to use porcelain in a car, especially in the world's fastest convertible.
'But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics.
This allows us to continue Ettore Bugatti's heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials.'
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Before seatbelts

Fascinating photos from the 1920s and 30s show the dramatic and tragic side effect of the golden age of American motoring.
The pictures were taken in and around Boston, Massachusetts by Leslie Jones, who was staff photographer at the Boston-Herald Traveler newspaper from 1917 to 1956.
 
Mr. Jones captured everything that happened in the city for five decades and when he died in 1967, his family donated a vast collection of 34,000 prints to the Boston Public Library.
 
They included these fascinating photos of vintage car wrecks from the great motoring boom.
 
Motor cars became affordable to the masses for the first time in the 1920s. By the end of the decade a Model T Ford cost $298, just a fraction of the $1,200 it cost in 1909.
 
The introduction of hire purchase also made it much easier for members of the public to buy cars, and by 1929, 20 per cent of Americans were on the road.
 
Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were all competing for the boom in business and by the time the depression hit in 1929, Ford was producing more than one car every minute.
 
Technology meant these early cars were capable of achieving speeds of up to 50 miles per hour - but safety measures were nowhere near as advanced as they are today.
 
Add in the fact drivers didn't need to pass a test before they got behind the wheel, and it's easy to see why accidents were frequent and often spectacular.

 
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Officers examine a car that has wrapped itself around a tree, spilling its interiors onto the street in Boston in 1933.
 
 
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Passersby try to figure out how this car ended up nose-down in a trench in Boston's West End.
A glance at the rough, dirt-covered road provides a clue.
 
 
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The scene of an accident in 1935. Information with the photo reveals a car stolen
by joyriding children crashed into a lawyer's car, killing him.
 
 
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Giving a rare glimpse of the day's fashion, a group of men look over a crumpled car
that sits by the side of a residential Boston street.
 
 
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Crowds pose for photographer Leslie Jones alongside a mangled and burnt out wreck in Boston in 1933.
 
 
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A police officer poses next to a car that flipped over maneuvering around corner in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1935.
 
 
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This truck stood no chance when it came into contact with a tree on a rural Mass. road,
disintegrating on impact - leaving just the steering wheel intact.
 
 
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A fireboat struggles to haul a car out of the Fore River in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1933.
They succeeded, but couldn't save the three passengers, who drowned.
 
 
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This car came out loser in a battle of wills with a trolley bus on Boston's South End in 1932.
 
 
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Children peer out of the undergrowth as photographer Leslie Jones captures a nasty wreck smoldering
by the side of the road in Hingham
 
 
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Crowds watch in awe as a car is winched out of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass in 1933,
close to the Harvard University campus.
 
 
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Taken in 1934, this photograph shows a truck balancing on a bridge in Dorchester by just one wheel. Workers from the
Walter Baker & Co chocolate factory rushed out of the building in the background to watch.
 
 
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Another angle from the same accident shows how close the truck is from toppling into the water.
 
 
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This car remarkably survived a collision with a utility pole in Cambridge, Mass - with just a mangled
bumper to show for the crash.
 
 
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The driver of this car was unlikely to have survived this collision. The wreck is wrapped entirely around a tree,
which sits in the driver's position.
 
 
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The shell of a truck is pulled from the Charles River after it careered off the Harvard Bridge.
 
 
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Photographer Leslie Jones had to part crowds of onlookers to capture this accident in downtown Boston.
An out of control car collided with a shop front, smashing windows and ending up on its side.
 
 
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Local businessman Byron Harwood and Byron Grover were hurt when their car collided with a bus in
Waltham, Mass. in 1921.  They were lucky to survive this nasty looking wreck. Their car certainly didn't.
 
 
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Taken in 1934, this photo shows a car that skidded out of control on ice-covered roads and wrapped around a tree
in Auburndale, Mass.
 
 
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A truck collided with a bus and flipped over in south Boston, stopping just before it smashed into a cafeteria storefront.
 
 
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Another view of the same accident shows eager children posing with the upturned truck. it also demonstrates how close
the vehicles came to nearby buildings
 
 
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A Cudahy Packing Co. truck is hauled out of Fort Point Channel, which separates South Boston and downtown Boston
 
 
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Even public servants weren't immune to accidents. An early mail truck came out loser in this battle with a tree on the
tree-lined Commercial Avenue, Boston
 
 
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Sitting in a Boston wrecking yard, this cross section of a wreck shows how basic car interiors were in the early days of motoring.

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Evolution of Dad Dancing in Honor of Fathers Day