Tag: england

Jun 1, 2018

Slow Motion Wipeouts of People Chasing Cheese Down a Hill Set to Classical

Slow Motion Wipeouts of People Chasing Cheese Down a Hill Set to Classical

Franz Shubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ somehow goes surprisingly well to this highlight (lowlight?) reel

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Aug 25, 2017

The Ravens of the Tower of London

The Ravens of the Tower of London

The superstition holds that “if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it”

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Mar 26, 2017

Boaty McBoatface Just Set Off On Its Antarctic Adventure

Boaty McBoatface Just Set Off On Its Antarctic Adventure

Last year the UK gov launched an online contest for the public to name its new polar research ship. Boaty McBoatface won in a landslide but

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Feb 7, 2017

This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe

This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe

The Duke Humfrey’s Library contains rare titles such as a Shakespeare First Folio and 1 of 42 Gutenberg Bibles

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Sep 1, 2016

Behind the Gates of the World’s Deadliest Garden

Behind the Gates of the World’s Deadliest Garden

In Northumberland, England the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 deadly plants, from nightshade to hemlock

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Aug 11, 2016

How Swindon’s 7-Circle Roundabout Works

How Swindon’s 7-Circle Roundabout Works

It may look chaotic, but it’s surprisingly efficient and remarkably safe

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Nov 10, 2015

Identical Portraits Along the British Coast at High and Low Tide

Identical Portraits Along the British Coast at High and Low Tide

Since 2003 Michael Marten has travelled along the British coast to photograph identical views at high and low tide, 6 or 18 hours apart.

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