Bloodhound

Back in 2015, we came across the Bloodhound world speed record project on Indiegogo

The ambitious British engineering project hoped to set a new world speed record of 1000 Mph. We along with nearly 4000 other backers supported the project with monetary donations. We opted to have our names on the fin (along with a lot of other supporters names) in the final version of the car for about £30 as I remember.

There have been many project updates but sadly after failing to secure enough funding, they recently went into receivership and the project now looks like it won’t proceed. I’m disappointed the car will never get a chance to beat the world record and that my donation has gone but I came across the following article this weekend from an Eagle comic dated 7th August 1982. Richard Noble went on set the world record in 1983 and beat it again with ThrustSSC in 1997 at 763 Mph.

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Guiness World Record

At work today, one of my colleagues suggested I try to beat the World Record for eating Ferrero Rocher which currently stands at 9 in one minute.

She lined up 10 chocolates for me and started the clock. Sadly, after one minute I could only manage 6. Still, I enjoyed trying and will attempt the record again in the New Year with some new strategies.

Aquaman

Wednesday evening, we drove down to Bracknell to watch the latest Aquaman film at Cineworld in the 4DFX Screen.

We really enjoyed the film although the plot is predictable to say the least. The best bit is watching in 4D though. I got off the moving seat at the end of the film and definitely was starting to feel a little queasy. Lots of violent movement of the chairs, water spray, smoke, strobe lighting and thumping in the back of seats. Excellent!

Don’t forget to watch past the credits for the surprise at the end?

Still a great way to watch films and worth the £16 price tag. So much nicer than Slough cinema