Monthly archives for July, 2017

Brunswick Shipwreck

The ghostly shipwreck of the Brunswick has been discovered in the shifting sands of the Severn Estuary in the Bristol Channel. The vessel sank on Christmas Eve 1900. The photographs were captured by hydrographic technology, during a survey of the Harbour Area in Bristol by state-of-the-art vessel the Isambard Brunel. Historic Engla [...]

Surreal!

Surreal!
The artist Salvador Dali was famed for his surrealist art and an iconic moustache. Now, 28 years after his death, the artist’s embalmed body was exhumed for DNA testing, revealing his charasmatic moustache to be perfectly preserved.  The handlebars of the moustache were still marking the time of ‘ten to ten’, just as Sa [...]

Whittlebury Hay

Whittlebury Hay
A woman had a “lucky escape” when her car was buried underneath a pile of hay bales, police said. The accident happened near Whittlebury in Northamptonshire when a tractor overturned, dumping the hay on top of a Mercedes Benz car. Northamptonshire Police tweeted photographs saying it was a “lucky escape for this driver” [...]

Trunk Call – Out of the depths ...

Trunk Call – Out of the depths I cried unto the
An Asian elephant has been dramatically rescued off Sri Lanka coast after being swept out to sea. Dramatic footage shows the struggling creature being saved by the Sri Lankan Navy in a remarkable 12 hour effort. The elephant was partly submerged and using its trunk as a snorkel to breathe. According to the Agence France-Presse, which first r [...]

Momento Mori

A rare mini hay whirlwind was captured on video in a field in Minsterley, Shropshire.  You can view the story below. Ominously, Minsterley is home to the parish church of Holy Trinity, built at the end of the 17th Century, by the Thynne family of Longleat and houses an internationally famous collection of Maiden’s Garlands. The ext [...]

The Trump Card

The famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, has marked his 75th birthday with a stark warning that American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has put the future of life on Earth in serious danger.  The eminent scientist fears that the move could push the planet towards irreversible da [...]