Wreck of the MV Creteblock – North Yorkshire, England

Probably the name “Creteblock” seems rather strange for a vessel, but it’s extremely accurate for one that was essentially just a concrete block. Although concrete might at first seem to be a wholly impractical and rather cumbersome material to use in shipbuilding, in fact it makes a lot more sense than you might think. For boats over 7 meters long its often the cheapest and easiest material to employ. It doesn’t need a weatherproof coating and it won’t rust. Also a 10 meters, 8 ton displacement vessel made of wood…

Read More

Singapore: couple divorce after wife becomes obsessed with pet cats

Singaporean media recently reported the bizarre divorce case of a couple whose separation was largely caused by the wife’s obsession with cats, which eventually drove her husband out of their house. It is not another fake news: in a sentence issued on May 21, Judge Sheik Mustafa Abu Hassan pronounced the official divorce of a couple that been married for 45 years, but separated for the last 14 years. The couple, named during the court proceedings to protect their identities, had reportedly married in 1975 and had three children over…

Read More

#TodayInHistory – June 11

June 11 – Some important events on this day. 1184 BC 👉🏼 Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes 631 👉🏼 Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000 1144 👉🏼 Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church ⛪️ 1231 👉🏼 Harderwijk (Netherlands) becomes a city 🇳🇱 1770 👉🏼 Captain James Cook…

Read More