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Free images on the internet

Where can I get free images online?

A brief summary of this post: Free high-resolution photos for private or commercial use are available online, but caution is advised. Pixabay offers images under the Creative Commons CC0 license, allowing free use without registration. However, users should beware of copyright infringement. It’s important to check images against Google’s Image Results to ensure their legitimacy. ...

Rupert Bean

Are skeleton keys real or legal?

Are Skeleton Keys Real / Legal?

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 ...

Rupert Bean

Belaz 75710 - The biggest truck in the world

What is the biggest truck in the world?

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 ...

Rupert Bean

The Fairbairn Steam Crane at Bristol Docks

Steam Cranes – The Fairbairn Steam Crane, Bristol Docks

A summary of this post: The Fairbairn Steam Crane, patented in 1850 and located at Bristol Docks, is the only remaining working example of its design. Initially built to lift heavy loads up to 35 tons, it saw limited use due to rapid technological advancements. Notably, it was extensively used during World War II for ...

The Taisun crane holds the heaviest crane lift world record

Heaviest Object Ever Lifted By A Crane

After penning a recent blog about the biggest truck in the world, we couldn’t resist finding out more about heavy-duty cranes and just how much the strongest crane in the world is able to lift. The clear winner in the Heaviest Crane Lift Ever category turns out to be the ‘Taisun’ crane at Yantai Raffles ...

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Richard Branson with one of his Bitcoins

Should I buy Bitcoin?

Bitcoin, that crazy cryptocurrency that many people still haven’t heard of, is going bonkers. In UK terms, if you had bought just £100 of  Bitcoins 50 years ago when the price was 1 shilling and sixpence, you’d be a Ga-Jillionaire in today’s money. Apparently, Richard Branson bought 3 Bitcoins when he was 17 and he now owns ...