Interesting Trivia - how long does that animal live? What is the average lifespan of a wolf? What about a woodpecker? This infographic looks at the lifespan of different species and how long they live.
A Victorian Hussar in all his swaggering magnificence. Taliban fighters, slung with ammunition belts and weaponry and boasting similar facial hair, continue to favour this rather operatic style of military masculinity.
HMS Cleopatra on laundry day. She was a screw-corvette launched in 1878. 20 years of naval technology had passed since HMS Clio was launched (1858, photo posted earlier), makes for an interesting comparison. Used for 'harbour service' in 1903. Renamed Defiance II in 1922. Scrapped 1931.