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Retro DIY Project – 3 Smart Benches

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Plans and descriptions in JPG and PDF format here Filed under: DIY project, Retro Tagged: Benches, Carpentry, Do-it-yourself projects, woodwork project, Woodworking

The Desert’s Dune Bugs

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Hot-rodders build their own homely, half-pint cars that race on the sand Article from LIFE magazine, July 19, 1954 The blazing sands of the Imperial Valley near Yuma, Arizona are rolled by the wind into steep-sided piles 200 feel high. 0n this substitute Sahara, platoons of Hollywood Foreign Legion occasionally pursue movie Arabs. When some [...]

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England

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Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring peninsula, in Essex, England and was founded in 1871. It is a seaside resort that attracted many tourists in the summer months between the 1950s and 1970s, but which like many other British sea-side resorts went into decline as a holiday destination since holidays abroad became more [...]

Felina

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Felina is a family owned corporation, in business for over twenty years with corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California. We employ a dedicated staff who brings to you some of the world’s most beautiful intimate apparel. The makers of brassieres, panties, thongs, garter belts, bustiers, daywear and sleepwear, Felina offers European inspired designs at affordable [...]

Caterham Seven Superlight R500 Special Edition

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The Superlight is available in both S3 and SV chassis sizes. The list of standard equipment reflects the Superlight’s bias to track work; Wide-track front suspension, 6 speed gearbox, Carbon fibre dashboard and front wings, GRP aeroscreen and seats, racing harness, removable steering wheel. Quoted weight for the Superlight is about 50 kg (110 lb) [...]

Stefania Sandrelli

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Stefania Sandrelli (born 5 June 1946 in Viareggio, Province of Lucca) is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all’Italiana, starting from 1960s. She was 15 years old when she starred in Divorce, Italian Style, as Marcello Mastroianni‘s cousin, Angela. She was born in Viareggio, Tuscany. She had a long relationship [...]

Stonehenge

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Image text: One thing is for certain. Stonehenge is a work of creative genius, the most inspirational and mysterious of all megalithic monuments and of huge significance in the hearts and minds of people today who seek understanding. Text and image found at “Hoka hey!” Filed under: British, Places Tagged: England, Megalithic monuments, Stonehenge

Sonja Henie Would Have Turned 100 To Day

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Sonja Henie (April 8, 1912 – October 12, 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies Singles, a ten-time World Champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931–1936). At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars [...]

Marie Prevost – Canadian-Born Actress

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Marie Prevost (November 8, 1898 – January 21, 1937) was a Canadian-born actress of the early days of cinema. During her twenty year career, she made 121 silent and talking pictures. Early life Born Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, she was still a child when her family moved first to Denver, Colorado and then [...]

The Beatles This Week

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April 9, 1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival planning advisory board asked Paul to join them. He advised them to book Jimi Hendrix. (He gave an iconic performance.) April 9, 1970 – John was at the Arthur Janov clinic, receiving treatment for heroin addiction. April 12, 1968 – John and his wife Cynthia as well [...]

Brum

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Brum (pronounced /ˈbrʌm/) is a children’s TV programme about the adventures of a car of the same name. It was produced by Ragdoll Productions for HIT Entertainment and first broadcast in 1991. It was initially directed and written by Tom Poole and produced by Anne Wood, latterly directed and written by Vic Finch, Paul Leather, [...]

Walking On The Moon

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I was just shy of 16 years old back when Armstrong took his first step on the moon and it was night in Norway. I sat up watching it with my parents on a small b/w TV in our cottage outside Oslo. Magic! Pure magic! Not only that they had landed on the moon, but [...]

Titanic Again

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Almost every time you read something about Titanic you read that she was the largest passenger ship of her days, but that is actually not correct. Titanic was one of the three largest passenger ships of her days. Her two sister ships was just as large, the class wasn’t even named after Titanic, but after [...]

Eva Bartok – Hungarian Actress

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Eva Bartok (18 June 1927 – 1 August 1998), born Eva Ivanova Marta Szöke, was an actress born in Budapest, Hungary. She began acting in films in 1950 and her last credited appearance was in 1966. She is best known for appearances in Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate, Operation Amsterdam, and Ten Thousand [...]

Bovril

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Bovril is the trademarked name of a thick, salty meat extract, developed in the 1870s by John Lawson Johnston and sold in a distinctive, bulbous jar. It is made in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, owned and distributed by Unilever UK. Bovril can be made into a drink by diluting with hot water, or less commonly [...]

Who Needs A GPS When You Got A Routefinder

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Satellite navigation (SatNav) is a lot older than previously thought. In fact, it’s even decades older than man-made satellites themselves. This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end. The [...]

Čezeta – Scooter From The Czech Republic

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The Čezeta was a motor scooter manufactured from 1957 to 1964 in what was then Czechoslovakia, (now the Czech Republic), by the Česká Zbrojovka Strakonice (ČZ) company, which manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1997. The Čezeta was unusually long for a two-wheeled vehicle, having a torpedo-shaped body with a long seat that lifted to reveal [...]

The Cardiff Giant

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The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in United States history. It was a 10-foot (3.0 m) tall purported "petrified man" uncovered on October 16, 1869 by workers digging a well behind the barn of William C. "Stub" Newell in Cardiff, New York. Both it and an unauthorized copy made by P.T. [...]

Ernest Chiriaka’s Esquire Girls

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  Chiriacka’s first big success in the slicks was painting two pin-ups for Esquire. They were bound with 10 other pin-ups by six different artists to form a calendar for 1952: “The Esquire Girls—a dozen visions to give the New Year a beautiful start.” This separately bound calendar was printed on card-stock and was “available [...]

Something To Think About

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Forget your Italian racers, This little babe-magnet is the Daihatsu HI jet MPV Hmmm, Am I buying this. Not quite, not quite – Ted Filed under: Advertising, Automobiles Tagged: Daihatsu, Japanese cars, mini cars, Vans