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Fewer bridges need repairs, but task still monumental

Interesting article. Every day we drive over bridges, not giving them a second thought. Many of these are old and historic. WASHINGTON, February 2016 – Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient … Continue reading

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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Burt’s back as classic Smokey and The Bandit car goes up for auction

January 30th, 2016. Later today a piece of movie automobile history is up for grabs today as fans of Smokey and the Bandit get a chance to own the film’s instantly recognizable car. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from the … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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British Word Of The day – Subbuteo

A random thought becomes my British Word Of The Day. Subbuteo Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with … Continue reading

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On this day in history – 1977 – Saturday Night Fever

On this day in history, December 14th, 1977, the Premiere of the movie Saturday Night Fever, was held in New York.

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McDonald’s unveils ‘McPick 2,’ to replace Dollar Menu

  It’s the Dollar Menu, take two. McDonald’s hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. Starting Jan. 4, the fast-food chain will launch the “McPick 2” menu, which will let … Continue reading

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AMA Calls for Ban on Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices

This story is re blogged from a press release on the American Medical Association website. My take: This hopefully will help control prices of proprietary prescription drugs.  AMA Calls for Ban on Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs and … Continue reading

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Could logging out of Facebook make you happier?

Dustin Grove Published: November 16, 2015, 4:28 am FILE – In this photo dated May 16, 2012, a Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York. (AP File Photo/James H. Collins) Could staying away from … Continue reading

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Jake Wood is the voice of the Geico Gecko no more

Jake Wood is the voice of the Geico Gecko no more, and Twitter is not happy Monday 16 November 2015 EastEnders’ star Jake Wood has revealed he has been axed from a US voiceover role after 10 years in the … Continue reading

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