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Here’s some news from Africa that will be of interest to all of the people waiting in line for gas to use in their generators after Hurricane Sandy. Four teenage girls figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel to get six hours of electricity...

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Pilot Officer Albert Gerald Lewis DFC (aged 22) in his Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (VY-R) P2923 with 85 Squadron RAF at Castle Camps, RAF Debden's satellite airfield in Cambridgeshire. July 1940.

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from Mail Online

How Hurricane Sandy flooded New York back to its 17th century shape as it inundated 400 years of reclaimed land

Incredible aerial NYC view from 1931. This would be great to transfer onto wood #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists ATSocialMedia.co.uk

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from Mail Online

The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain: Hawker Hurricane gets its rightful place in history

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.

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WW2 England's Spitfire or Hurricane Although I have spent most of my working life in education teaching with a strong emphasis on history, my other love is art, unfortunately I posses no aptitude for art fortunately these artists do! - look, enjoy and learn! Linda ( Educational director of http://www.siteseen.info ).

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Japan earthquake and tsunami one month on: 30 powerful images of the disaster

This picture, taken on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21, shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture

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