A dog with bad eyebrows

A brief summary of this post: To avoid a microblading disaster, consider several factors: Be cautious of unusually low prices as they might indicate inexperience or lack of skill. Verify the artist’s qualifications and training; reputable artists typically display their certifications. Assess their work through before-and-after images, ensuring authenticity and quality. Evaluate reviews critically, noting … Read more

Health, Lifestyle

Red Sands forts protecting The Nore

What (and where) is The Nore?

Rupert Bean

A brief summary of this post: The Nore is a submerged sandbank located at the point where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea, east of the water between Shoeburyness in Essex and Sheerness in Kent. It posed a significant navigational hazard to ships entering the estuary. To mitigate this, the world’s first lightship was … Read more

Environment, General, History

Difference between ton versus tonne


Ton vs Tonne – What’s The Difference?

Rupert Bean

A summary of this post: The terms ‘ton’ and ‘tonne’ represent different weight measurements: a ‘tonne’ is a metric unit equal to 1,000 kilograms, used globally. In contrast, a ‘ton’ in the USA refers to 2,000 pounds, approximately 907 kilograms. Therefore, a metric tonne is about 93 kilograms heavier than a US ton. The usage … Read more

Belaz 75710 - The biggest truck in the world


What is the biggest truck in the world?

Rupert Bean

A brief summary of this post: The BelAZ 75710, made in Belarus, is the world’s largest truck, designed for heavy-duty mining and construction. It can carry a staggering 450 metric tonnes, weighing 810 tonnes when fully loaded. The truck is over 20 meters long, 8 meters high, and nearly 10 meters wide. Despite its immense … Read more

Are skeleton keys real or legal?


Are Skeleton Keys Real / Legal?

Rupert Bean

A brief summary of this post: Skeleton keys, once common tools for opening multiple locks, are now largely obsolete due to advanced lock technology. Their legality varies by country and largely depends on the intent of use. For instance, hotels often use electronic passkeys, modern equivalents of skeleton keys, for staff to access rooms. The … Read more