Daily archives: June 22, 2006

Heavensent 6.3

“Let’s keep this really tight and give them a show.” Mirl transmitted to the other two wings. They tried to put a little variation into each day’s fly past, for themselves and their spectators on the ground.

A few more runs and the flight would be at air show standards. They flew parallel to the waterfront in a staggered line, as slowly as they could manage so the demonstration of power lasted longer.

“What is that?” Mirl’s co-pilot mused. “I see movement.”


Mirl couldn’t make it out at first. Upriver, but approaching fast, two shapes were flying low over the water. He looked away, flicking the switch for the viewer, and one of them had gone when he looked back. The remaining plane was close enough to identify now. “That’s a Mima. I haven’t seen one since…..”

He had been too complacent. The last thing Mirl had expected was to be attacked on this routine bombing run. He knew it was too late when he shouted into the caller, “Break! Break! We are under attack!”

Heavensent 6.4
Heavensent 6.2
Heavensent 1.1

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The solar car park

Invisible Heating Systems plan to install a Road Energy System, which uses heat absorbed by tarmac to warm water, in their car park. owever, this being Britain, torrential rain has meant the Midsummer Day start date has had to be put back.

It sould be a requirement that systems like this are included in any new road building. It might not work so well on urban roads, with all the utility pipes are running underneath them, but A roads and motorways should be viable.

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I'm with the baboons

Baboons at Knowsley safari park have taken to stealing those annoying England flags from any drivers dumb enough not to remove them.

The animals have built up a huge collection of flags in the monkey enclosure at Knowsley safari park in Merseyside.

Keepers at the park say the 120-strong troop of baboons have been known to help themselves to windscreen wipers but have now turned their attentions to the World Cup flags.

via Bench

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