Thought for the day…” Today is the oldest that you have ever been, and the youngest that you will ever be again”
” If you cannot convince them, confuse them” Harry S. Truman
I read a very interesting article on the net about an experiment performed by some Danish school girls who discovered that cress seeds would not germinate in a room which had internet routers turned on. No problem for the seeds in the room without the routers, so it appeared that the radiation from the routers was preventing the seeds from germinating. More research is now going to be done on this surprising discovery by the schoolgirls, but again it raises the question of radiation levels. Mobile phones and their radiation levels have been investigated several years but now it appears that routers may also be suspect. More details about this story here;
The photo today is from the archipeligo outside of Stockholm, and shows the village of Furusund, near the edge of the archipeligo.
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Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…” We all have stumbling blocks, the import thing is turning them into stepping stones”
” You do not know where you are going if you are always looking back”.
Built on more than 14 islands, Stockholm is the capital of Sweden lies at almost 60 degrees north, meaning cold and dark winters and a short summer. The city has a population of around 900 000 people, although over 2 million live in the metropolitan area. It is said to have one of the world’s most expensive public transport systems in the world. Sweden is also said to have the highest number of Mcdonalds stores per capita in the world.
The photo today is from Stockholm, looking across the water towards the Gamla Stan/Old Town, on 1st May 2013
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Thought for the day…”Why do they call a TV program “Who wants to be a millionaire?” when they know that the answer is everyone?”
“Your right to speed is your power to stop”
A photo today of the cruise ship ‘Brilliance of the Seas’ belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The cost of this ship was around USD 350 million for the 2500 passenger ship. At around 90 000 tons, this is dwarfed by the mega cruise ships such as the RCL ‘Allure of the Seas’ at 225 000 tons and its 6296 passengers. At full speed, the 6 engines of the Allure will use about 27 000 litres of diesel an hour.
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Thought for the day….” Every time that you subtract negative from your life, then you make room for the positive”
“Calories (noun) – Tiny creatures that live in your wardrobe and swe your clothes a little tighter every night”
“Sometimes you have to be your own hero, because sometimes the people you cannot live without, can live without you”
Did you know that the world’s largest shopping centre (based on total area) is in Dubai (not surprisingly called ‘The Dubai Mall) with 1200 shops. In 2011 it had over 54 million visitors. (As a comparison, Niagrara Falls receives an estimated 22.5 million visitors a year.) It includes a 250 room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens and also parking for 14 000 cars. It also contains the world’s largest sweet shop (Candylicious).
A winter’s day in Stockholm, Sweden for the photo today with ice forming on the Baltic Sea. From here, boats ferry passengers to the islands outside of Stockholm, although things are very quiet at this time of year., Temperatures in Sweden at this time can fall to below -30, although Stockholm was around -5 degrees when the photo was taken.
Thought for the day….” Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it ”
Apparently, a Cockroach can live up to two weeks without a head because its brain (or control center) is spread throughout its body. And the Scottish band The Bay City Rollers earned their name after sticking a pin in a map of America, which landed on the Michigan city.
The photo today is of one of the world’s largest cargo planes, the Antonov An-124. In May 1987, an An-124 set a world record, covering the distance of 20,151 km (10,881 nmi) without refuelling. The flight took 25 hours and 30 minutes; the takeoff weight was 455,000 kg. It was seen here at Stockholm Arlanda airport.
Thought for the day….” We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”
C60 and C90……There is a whole generation now who will not understand the significance of these, but for anyone over about 30 years old, then they will bring back memories of the early Walkmans, which ran on CASSETTE TAPE. Some might even remember the C120 as well, a thin tape that was liable to jam up in the player.
And if you are over 30, then you will remember the constant battle of the Walkman to take enough batteries for it to last a long trip. But all is replaced now by the mp3 player……Nostalgia is a thing of the past.
Life is short,
Break the rules,
And never reget anything that made you smile.
And on the subject of nostalgia, a fine photo of a classic sailing boat, seen here at Molle, in Skane, Southern Sweden.
Thought for the day….” You can’t have everything… where would you put it?”
Did you see the wonderful story on the internet about the Austrian bus driver who found the life savings (a total of 390 000 euros) of an elderly woman left behind on his bus. Being honest, he handed the money in. Sort of gives you faith in humanity again. I hope that she gave him a good reward, he deserves it.
A snowy Stockholm, Sweden for the photo today, and Stockholm with a blue sky, which is rare at the moment. With the short daylight hours, it is hard to get good photos in Sweden at the moment, but when the sun does appear, then the air is wonderfully clear. The photo was taken near the Grand Hotel, looking towards Kungstradgarden and the Opera.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…..” Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.”
Off to Stockholm, Sweden for the photo today and another of the many cruise ships to visit the city. The RCL Brilliance of the Seas was in Stockholm recently, although it will soon be heading across the Atlantic. 12 decks and 2500 passengers, and a crew of 859. At around 90 000 tons, it is not the largest of cruise ships, but still a good sight in Stockholm.