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Monks Wood Wilderness: 60 years ago, scientists let a farm field rewild – here’s what happened

It might be interesting to watch what happens to this area if man does not interfere. Will it become a wood again, how long will it take, which species will be in it?

So there is no need for the Government to create loads of highly paid jobs or spend loads of loot on expensive studies or fork out tons of loot to their chums specialy created companies. It has been proven that nature will do the job all by itself. :cool:
 

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TIL that the remedy for heat marks on wooden furniture is ……… heat !!!!



A few days back I managed to spill a full cup of freshly made tea all over a small wooden table. Within a few minutes most of the table top had turned white, the areas where it was concentrated, very white indeed.



I thought that this would be an expensive job for a furniture restorer until I googled it. I found it difficult to believe the totally counter intuitive answer which involved putting a light towel or tea towel over the table top and then ironing it fairly gently on a moderate heat setting. This did improve matters quite a lot but the article went on to say that if it was not satisfactory then the next step was to iron it using the steam facility of the iron. When I did this the heat marks were just about gone.



To finish off I very lightly rubbed down the whole table top with sandpaper and then applied teak oil all over and, hey presto, it looks like new. I treated an old heat mark on the dining room table the same way and it’s now vanished.



Who would have thought it !! Good old Google.

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Good old Google, I learned something new!

If you use two periods (..) between two prices, you can search for items in that range. As you can see in the screenshot, I searched for a camera that was between $100 and $250. It won’t show Cameras that cost less than $100 or more than $250. This is great for finding things in your price range when shopping for items.
 

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TIL that the remedy for heat marks on wooden furniture is ……… heat !!!!

Now this is handy to know! I've got the same sort of mark on my kitchen table and was going to re-sand and re-oil it. I'm going to try this! Thanks for posting about it :D.
 
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The Most Translated Books From Every Country in the World

Did you guess the most translated book in the world? It’s The Little Prince, which has been translated to more than 380 different languages! Following after that is The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. These are both considered classics that have had many decades to accumulate translations.

I thought there were some very surprising results :eek:

Did you guess the most translated book in the world? It’s The Little Prince, which has been translated to more than 380 different languages! Following after that is The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. These are both considered classics that have had many decades to accumulate translations.

Austria: Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Felix Salten

Ireland: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

South Africa: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Singapore: The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris

Sri Lanka: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Canada: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Without reading translated books, we’re only seeing a tiny sliver of the literature the world has to offer. Authors are writing incredible books in a variety of languages around the world, but only a small percentage make their way to English translations.

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World's first Western movie 'filmed in Blackburn'

Forget Hollywood - the world's first Western was shot in the countryside of Lancashire, new research has suggested.
Kidnapping By Indians was filmed in 1899, four years before The Great Train Robbery, which until now was widely seen as the genre's first film.
Artist Jamie Holman made the link to Lancashire in a study of records by the British Film Institute (BFI).

No surprise there then. All the kids in the village played cowboys and indians. We took turns in being the bad guys and tied our captives up in the hay barn at the local farm. Happy days. :lol:
 
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TIL that they found the Gribshunden, a spectacular “floating castle” that served as the royal flagship of King Hans of Denmark more than 500 years ago.

An Extraordinary 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Is Rewriting the History of the Age of Discovery

Probably one of the most important finds this century.

But no example of these carvel-built “ships of discovery,” Iberian or otherwise, had ever been found intact, a deficit Castro describes as “one of the big holes in our puzzle.” Specialists have had to infer their design from artist interpretations and a few surviving miniature models, and had only the murkiest understanding of how this revolutionary technology spread through Europe.

The next day, Foley emerges from his dive with a broad smile. “We found something that has never been recovered before,” he calls from the water. A few minutes later, relaxing on deck with a mug of steaming coffee, he explains that deep in the trench, just above the ship’s hull, he uncovered an intact crossbow, more than three feet long. “Showroom quality,” he gushes. “I mean, it’s still got the bow string! It’s got all the decorations. I’ve never seen anything like it.” He puts down his coffee, runs to the edge of the deck and does a victory somersault into the sea.

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TIL........Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times !!!

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TIL that the world's biggest butterfly has evolved to look like a couple of snakes !!!!!!


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That's an incredible disguise. :nod:
 

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