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Adventures in Liverpool: More than the Beatles or Premier League3 min read

St. Lukes Liverpool

When someone mentions London, you might immediately think of Big Ben, the Royal Family or the British flag. However, when you think of Liverpool, you may not have as much to associate with the city beyond the Beatles or the popular soccer team.

But for someone who has spent time in both these amazing cities, I can tell you they both have so much more to offer. Especially in Liverpool, there are some amazing opportunities to explore British culture. If you have the chance to visit Liverpool, here are some cool spots you can’t miss.

Hang Out at Albert Dock

During my stay in Liverpool, between seeing other parts of the city, I always found myself down at Albert Dock. Packed with restaurants, gift shops and museums, it’s easy to spend hours hanging out at the dock.

One of my favorite activities is to take a ride on the Wheel of Liverpool, which is located just a short distance from Albert Dock. It’s a great first activity when arriving in Liverpool because it gives you a bird’s eye view of the layout of the city.

My travel buddy and I happened to ride the wheel on our first day in Liverpool, which helped us figure out where all the spots we wanted to visit were located throughout the area.

Explore Churches

What took me by surprise when arriving in Liverpool is that it’s home to some incredible churches. Liverpool is a very walkable city, and exploring the churches can be a great way to stretch your legs while seeing the sights.

One you can’t miss is Church of St Luke. The church built in the 1800s was bombed during World War II but the outer structure still remains — which is why it’s now called the “Bombed Out Church.” You can wander around the property to get better views (and pictures!) of what’s left of the building. Some days you can also pay a small fee to walk around within the church’s shell too.

Another church I recommend checking out is the Liverpool Cathedral. Built in the 20th century and surviving both World Wars, the massive space is something to see.

While donations are encouraged, the church is free to enter. It’s complete with a restaurant, bridge and gift shop—all within the building! Even if you’re not religious, this space is worth checking out for its design and view of the city from atop of one of its towers.

Wander Through Liverpool’s History

While there are plenty of museums to learn about the Beatles’ life and career, there are also some awesome museums on the history of Liverpool itself. Whether you’re looking to learn about art, history or the city’s seafaring heritage, there’s a museum for every interest.

One museum I enjoyed visiting is the Museum of Liverpool. It’s one of the first museums in the U.K. dedicated to the history of a city—which you certainly get to know well after spending a few hours wandering through its rooms.

It’s a fun interactive experience to learn facts about everything from the city’s port to its people. The museum tells a great story of the city I found fascinating. I learned more movies have Liverpool as a backdrop than I would have ever realized!

Take on the Shopping Scene

While Liverpool is a smaller and quieter city than most, there is still plenty of shopping to do. Liverpool One, located near the docks, is a decent sized mall where you can snag some awesome souvenirs — or gifts for yourself! You can also find several restaurants and bars in and around the shopping center to grab a drink or meal.

If you’re like me, you probably have never wondered what more Liverpool has to offer beyond soccer and the Beatles. If you get the chance someday, definitely give yourself the chance to explore British culture through the Liverpool lens!

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - December 3, 2017 at 15:22

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12 Things More Likely to Kill You Than a Shark4 min read

12 Things More Likely to Kill Than Sharks

Shark Week, when fascinated viewers are told tales of vicious sharks inhabiting every ocean on the planet, is just around the corner. The stories of these murderous creatures, coupled with a few close-ups of their rows of sharp teeth, have incited paranoia ever since the first bloodthirsty beast in Jaws. In fact, 51 percent of Americans admit to being absolutely terrified of sharks with four in 10 indicating they are scared to swim in the ocean because of them. However, the chance of being attacked by a shark is just 1 in 11.5 million. The chance of actually being killed by a shark is less than 1 in 264 million

If you are in the 51 percent who believe sharks are malicious man-eaters lurking below the surf to attack you, it may be a relief to find your fears are unfounded. There are hundreds of things out there far more deadly than sharks. Even things you are more exposed to in your everyday life.

Here are 12 things more likely to hurt or kill you than a shark:

1. Trampolines

While trampolines have been most children’s toy of choice for decades, they can lead to broken necks, spinal cord injuries and disabling head traumas, many of which can result in paralysis or even death. Backyard trampolines send 100,000 people to the emergency room every year. From 1990 to 1999, 11 deaths were reportedly caused by trampolines.

2. Swimming pools

Approximately 1,500 people die in swimming pools compared to the five that die worldwide from shark attacks every year. According to the American Red Cross, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children. Between 2005 and 2014, there were an average of 3,536 unintentional drownings per year. That is ten deaths per day. Drowning can happen in less than five minutes, so swimming lessons and constant supervision are a must.

3. Fireworks

In the United States alone, about 10,000 people are admitted annually into ERs due to firework injuries. Your chances of death by fireworks is 1 in 615,000 compared to death by shark attack which is 1 in 264 million.

4. Tripping

Cause of death: clumsiness. Approximately 6,000 people die from tripping and falling at home each year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slips, trips and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths.

5. Hippos

Hippos may appear plump and friendly, but they are nothing of the sort. Easily perturbed and extremely aggressive, hippos will not hesitate to attack, especially if their offspring is nearby. Hippos pose the biggest threat to those living in Africa, killing over 300 of the continent’s people annually. People die most often when they’re stuck between a hippo and deep water or between a mother and her child.

6. Swing Sets

Childhood ruined. Swing sets are far more deadly than sharks, killing 147 children under 14 from 1990 to 2000. In fact, 82 children (56 percent) died from strangulation and 31 children (20 percent) died from falls.

7. Falling Out of Bed

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling out of bed accounts for 1.8 million emergency room visits and over 400,000 hospital admissions each year. The very young and very old have the highest risk. People over the age of 65 tend to fare the worst when falling due to decreased stability from aging.

8. Vending Machines

If your bag of Funyuns gets caught in the machine, be careful not to shake it too hard. Vending machines topple over and crush 10 to 13 people each year. Not only are vending machines more deadly, there are over 1,700 reported injuries from vending machines each year compared to fewer than 25 shark attacks in the U.S.

9. Bees

Most everyone encounters bees throughout the summer, while only a few people will directly encounter a shark. You’re 53 times more likely to be killed by a bee than a shark. Bees were responsible for 50 deaths in the United States in the year 2000 due to bee allergies.

10. Hot Dogs

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 77 children each year choke to death while consuming hot dogs. More than 10,000 children under 14 go to the emergency room each year after choking on food. Approximately 17 percent of food-related asphyxiations are caused by hot dogs.

11. Ants

Ants kill 30 people a year. There are over 280 different species of ants that can kill. The fire ant and Siafu ants of Africa are among the most-deadly. Since they live in colonies up to 20 million strong, once an attack begins ants can easily overpower their prey. Most reports of deaths are due to people falling asleep near an ant hill and succumbing to anaphylactic shock from countless ant bites and venom.

12. Jellyfish

Jellyfish kill over 100 people per year. The box jellyfish is said to be the most toxic of all jellyfish, and some species can easily kill a human with one sting. The venom paralyzes their prey, which often leads to drowning. The majority of jellyfish stings occur in the Atlantic Ocean (near Florida) and along the eastern coast of Australia.

Rethink Your Fear of Sharks

The next time you think a fin is rising out of the water, just remember it would be almost three times as deadly if it were a Pepsi vending machine. You’re actually much safer swimming in the ocean under the supervision of a lifeguard than you are in your own backyard. So be very careful eating a hot dog while you watch those fireworks this summer!

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - June 23, 2017 at 20:18

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Persian are much funnier in south-park than in 300

A few nice funny images I found:

Persian are much funnier in south-park than in 300
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:-). they’ve make a remake of 300 with 30 lesbians fighting against well at least 60 persians :-)). Those south park guys are just crazy !!

This is for hamed 😉

The idea of trying to find a nice way to sit when you are dressed so funny.
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Image by onesecbeforethedub

NOW THAT’S FUNNY
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Image by Lulu Vision

Posted by Lustige Bilder - May 29, 2012 at 23:29

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