Throwback Thursday - or seven degrees of separation from Scarborough in 1965 to Lowestoft in 2015 via the Kray Twins
Neat little graphic here comparing the speeds of the fastest spacecraft in the real and fictional galaxies - including galaxies far, far away!
For anyone thinking of following one of the Great American Roadtrips of Literature - here's an interactive map from Atlas Obscura showing some f the best, including Jack Kerouac's On The Road + Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test + Robert Persig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance + Bill Bryson's Lost Highways (described as "a sneering account of this exile's return from abroad and his re-acquaintance with his native country" – they clearly don't like him over there!)
Spotted in the Suffolk market town of Bungay in early September - an Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile - 1960 vintage, 500cc, 20bhp - 0-to-50mph in under a minute (if dropped off steep cliff). This version, based on the Fiat 500, has the "suicide doors" plus canvas sunroof. They (like the Fiats) also had a hand-throttle, an early form of cruise control. Among other things, this meant on relatively straight roads you could set the throttle, roll back the canvas, sit on the roof and then steer with your feet.
Here you go: Racial, Sexual and Religious discrimination explained in one simple graphic. Shame about the pirates tho!
New Weird Tales Podcast
Episode #30 - 16th August of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcast is our Mischievous Faeries edition and, along with recounting the legends and folklore of the Willy Howe barrow, we look at the latest reports that pyramids have mystical powers, and have a recipe for using spells to magic up money.
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