Predictably it’s gold coloured and it looks pretty flash. Britain’s first vending machine selling gold made a surprise debut in the Westfield shopping centre in west London today, apparently to cater for growing retail demand.
The Gold To Go machine is manufactured by German operator Ex Oriente Lux, which is keen to tap into the traditional status of gold as a “safe haven” during economic turmoil. The company also thinks there is a market for buying last-minute presents such as wedding anniversary and landmark gifts, all in neat packaging.
Pictures from similar model in Dubai
A computer inside the machine updates the price of gold every 10 minutes to reflect fluctuations in the world market. It sells bars and coins in various sizes, including – currently – a special souvenir 2.5g bar with the London skyline engraved on its reverse. Shoppers can also pick up a 1g coin for about £40 or a 250g bar for £10,250.
His Holiness used the Vatican’s news account to send his first tweet, which announced the launch of a news information portal (and, of course, praised Jesus.
Unlike other tweets sent from the account, the tweet from the Pope was sent using Twitter for iPad.
Does the Pope have an iPad? Guess so ! Or at least he used one to launch the new site.
Holy Tweet! :))
Sculpture by the Sea Official website – link
After images like that were seen all across Europe, it turned out the E-coli came from germinated seeds, and guess where , in Germany, good thing when this started up they were so fast on blaming it on Spain.
Hugh Laurie the british actor and comedian, the famous doctor House in the american medical drama ”House M.D”, has released the blues album ”Let them Talk”. Few people know he is also a talented musician as he plays guitar, piano, drums, harmonica and the saxophone.
He decided to go on with it because, when being asked to do it he thought ” I’m not gonna feel very clever saying I could have done that “. The album was recorded in the French quarter of New Orleans so check out his album here
145 years since King Carol I proclaimed himself as “king of Romanians,” King Michael has informed that beginning Tuesday he breaks all connection with the Royal House of Hohenzollern. In this way, he respects the 1921 decision of his ancestor, King Ferdinand I to give a national character to the Romanian Royal House, according to the Royalty press release on Tuesday.
TIME Magazine Cover – 1 Aug 1927
Following the recent decision, the Royal House will no longer be called The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, but the Royal House of Romania. The members of the Royal Family will also give up all their titles given by the heads of the Hohenzollern royal family.
“In accordance with our grandfather’s wishes , the Royal Family will be entitled Of Romania, and beginning with May 10 they will no longer be entitled with the additional Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House name”
The House of Hohenzollern is one of the most important dynasties in Europe. The Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is a wing of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Kings Carol I (1881-1914), Ferdinand I of Romania (1912-1921), Mihai I (Michael) of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947) and Carol II of Romania (1930- 1940)
Yesterday at a performing arts reception held at the Buckingham palace, Queen Elizabeth II meets with Helen Mirren, the actress that was awarded an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in The Queen. Also smiling in the back is Ellie Goulding
when the doctor used to recommend smoking 2 cigarretes a day ….Thank you for smoking
Lucky Strike designer packs
The Soviet Victory Day or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states).
Preparations for Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2011
Really now… Is being Dmitry Medvedev‘s bodyguard such a dirty job?
Members of the president’s security detail in Russia, placed an order for a Burg Crono 2.0 mineral-cast luxury bathtub, price: 9000 euro .
As Russia is dealing with a scandal concerning over free-spending bureaucrats, this doesn’t look good as the bathtub is costing more than the country’s average annual wage.
The Kingdom Holding Company owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal (member of the Saudi Royal Family , he is the nephew of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah) are financing what could be the new World’s tallest building , named Mile-High Tower (also Kingdom Tower) estimated height : 1,600 m/ 5,280 ft, location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
As I was checking out this morning news this is what I stumbled upon :
Family dog helps with everyday chores : A pet dog in Xingyang country in central China’s Henan Province has been trained to help his owner with various household chores including dumping rubbish or carrying food and vegetables at the market.
As 50 years have past from the first human space flight, I’m sure you all remember Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the Soviet cosmonaut that was to be remembered as the first man in outer space. After launching the Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.
In order to celebrate and remember the historical landmark, on the 5th of April 2011….inside
If you never heard of them you’ll be impressed with the design like non-other
As far as I am concerned these are some of the best clothing collections out there..
Get an insight on the military,political and civil watches, designed by the CCCP
……guess it’s witness the fitness
Now now…don’t be hasty
A short list of U.S. Military Interventions
SOUTH DAKOTA 1890
PUERTO RICO 1898