emrayfo:

1929 4½ Litre ’Blower’ Bentley - note the dominant supercharger

Between 1927 and 1932 various models of this car won and placed at Le Mans and set several speed records at Brooklands and other venues.

The literary James Bond also drove one of these as his personal car, and it played a starring turn in the 1955 Fleming novel Moonraker (not to be confused with the Bond film of the same name). The car even made it to the movies, with a cameo at the beginning of the second Bond film, From Russia With Love (1963).

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diamondlightsource:

15 May 2012: A 16th century nit comb recovered from Henry VIII’s Tudor Warship, the Mary Rose, horrifies a group of Year 4 pupils from Chilton School in Oxfordshire during a visit to Diamond Light Source. Scientists from the Mary Rose Trust have been carrying out experiments at the synchrotron to find a preservation treatment that will keep the ship’s timbers protected. The nit comb is being held by Prof Mark Jones, Head of Collections at the Mary Rose Trust, and the pupil with the horrified face is 9 year old Jack Gilbert. Apparently 500 year old nits are visible in the comb!

diamondlightsource:

15 May 2012: A 16th century nit comb recovered from Henry VIII’s Tudor Warship, the Mary Rose, horrifies a group of Year 4 pupils from Chilton School in Oxfordshire during a visit to Diamond Light Source. Scientists from the Mary Rose Trust have been carrying out experiments at the synchrotron to find a preservation treatment that will keep the ship’s timbers protected. The nit comb is being held by Prof Mark Jones, Head of Collections at the Mary Rose Trust, and the pupil with the horrified face is 9 year old Jack Gilbert. Apparently 500 year old nits are visible in the comb!