The Duke of Richmond has put Honda’s Mean Mower V2 to work to help prepare for the Goodwood Festival of Speed Before the Mean Mower sets off to reclaim the world land speed record for a lawnmower later this year, the Duke tasked it with cutting the grass of his famous estate.With the Festival grounds prepped, the Mean Mower V2's next task was to make its public debut and tackle the famous hill.Experienced racing and stunt driver Jess Hawkins, currently appearing in Fast & Furious Live, will be at the wheel as it undergoes final preparations before its world record run.The original Mean Mower broke the world lawnmower speed record in 2014 hitting 116.575mph but that’s since been surpassed.The new model is estimated to be capable of 150mph thanks to its 999cc four-cylinder engine from a CBR1000RR Fireblade delivering 189bhp - double the power of the original.Celebrating 40 years of Honda making lawnmowers, the Mean Mower V2 has been built by Team Dynamics – the … [Read more...] about Honda’s Mean Mower V2 mows the Duke’s lawns for Festival of Speed
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WHILE some emojis are simple smiling faces, others are fancy objects and symbols - and it often seems like there's a picture for everything. Here’s everything you need to know about the tiny text images, and why you should always be careful before suggesting aubergine for dinner. Where did emojis come from? Emojis originated on Japanese mobile phones in 1998, but became popular in the 2010s when they were added to more mobile operating systems. Apple introduced it into all their IOS keyboards in 2011, and their versions are usually the most recognised. Before the text icons existed, people would use emoticons – creating facial expressions with punctuation marks such as ‘:-)’. However, now emojis can include objects, weather symbols, transport, and symbols. In 2015, the Oxford English Dictionary named Emoji (more specifically, the Face With Tears Of Joy emoji) as their word of the year. How do they differ between different operating systems? There are currently … [Read more...] about Emoji meanings explained – here’s what the aubergine and circus tent really mean and where the icons come from
A convicted fraudster pleaded guilty to stealing money from a vulnerable man at Harrogate Magistrates Court this week. Ali Bakhtiary, 30 of Franklin Mount admitted to stealing money from a man suffering from mental health issues.The second-hand goods dealer took £400 from the his vulnerable victim, to buy a television which he never delivered.The court was told that the victim’s social workers got involved after they found out what had happened but Mr Bakhtiary lied and told them time and time again over several months that the television would be delivered.Prosecuting, Marie Walsh said: “The TV was never delivered and that increased his anxiety. This defendant took advantage of his mental health difficulties.”Sentencing on November 10, magistrate Michael Jeffries said: “This was a very mean theft from a very vulnerable person.”Bakhtiary ordered to repay the £400 in compensation and sentenced to 24 weeks in custody which he will serve alongside … [Read more...] about Fraudster’s ‘mean theft’ from vulnerable Harrogate man
IF you're struggling to decipher what the colour of you pee actually means then there's no need to panic. In fact, URINE luck (alright, we won't do that again), because we have a helpful guide to answer all your burning questions. Well hopefully not burning. Why is my urine bright yellow? Seeing bright yellow in the toilet bowl may come as a shock - especially if your pee suddenly looks like it's gone neon. A luminous yellow colour is usually down to vitamins, more specifically vitamin B and beta carotene. You may have noticed this phenomenon when taking multi-vitamins which feature the stuff. The pee turns the bright yellow when it is ditching the excess vitamins from your system. What colour should urine be? Water is a key player when it comes to getting the tone of your wee right. While most people don't drink enough water, there are some who drink too much making their urine clear - this isn't what we're working towards. Normal wee should be a yellowy colour from a … [Read more...] about Why is my urine bright yellow, what colour should it be and what does it mean if it’s cloudy?
STOUT has become a quintessentially Irish thing, which is a bit strange considering 'porter' is thought to have originated in London in the 18th century as convalescing beverage for the city's street and river porters. But when a certain Mr Guinness, while living in the English capital, was also taken with the drink, he decided that it would be the main style of beer brewed at his Dublin brewery and so a worldwide link between stout/porter and Ireland began. Undeterred by the black behemoth, Irish craft brewers have conjured up their own signature stouts which have been well received by dedicated drinkers. If you were try to convince a sceptic to dip their toe in the welcoming world of craft beer, then I would recommend that one of the finest examples of Irish craft brewing is Boundary's Export Stout. Bursting with flavours of coffee, caramel and dried fruit, it is a stout that is truly hard to beat and something of a standard bearer for local independent brewing. Of course, the … [Read more...] about Craft Beer: Boundary’s Means To An End melds Irish, English and monkish