Cocaine was written and originally recorded by guitarist J.J. Cale. Cale recorded "Cocaine"in 1976. When Clapton was looking for songs for his Slowhand album just one year later, he chose "Cocaine," which became the first song on the set.
AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” is for hard rock the equivalent of Beethovens 9th Symphony for classical music. It is one of those songs that somehow cannot be impoved. There are no cover versions that come even close to the original. Yes, we built the pyramids, invented penicillin and landed people on the moon—all these trivial things served as mere warm up acts for the arrival of “Thunderstruck” in 1990 as the lead song of The Razors Edge album. Legend has it, God spoke directly to Angus and Malcolm Young as they wrote the song and said unto them, “Git er done.” It was instantly picked up by the public and has since then been used in every movie trailer, commercial, and building explosion known to mankind.
Just like we did location hunting in our Star wars Tunisia special, this article will focus on the saga's last installment: The Last Jedi. The exotic planets that come to life in theatres are based on real life locations. Most of the movie was shot in Pinewoord Studio's near London, but many outdoor scenes are filmed on location. Here is an overview.
Hint: Open a new tab showing Google Maps next to this page. Copy/paste the given Lat/Long coordinates in Google map's searchbox to see the Star Wars locations on a map.
Skellig Michael, Ireland as Ahch-To
Lat/Long coordinates 51.771550, -10.542210
A Koala might look like an adorable cute litte teddy bear, in reality it is one of the dumbest species, one that has never heard of survival of the fittest. In fact it’s almost a miracle they are not already extinct today. Here is why:
When it comes to inflicting pain to other people, the human mind is surprisingly inventive. Throughout history several execution methods were invented with only one purpose: to let a victim suffer as much pain as possible before he died. This article will give an overview how different regions and cultures handled dead penalties in the middle ages (not for people with a weak stomach). These any many other torture devices and techniques can be seen at the Medieval torture museum in Amsterdam.
Torture Chamber at the Castello di Amorosa, Italy
Vasa, the ship that sank
The Vasa is a Swedish warship built in the early 17th century. The ship sank after sailing about 1,300 meters (1,400 yd) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Vasa was built top-heavy and had insufficient ballast. Despite an obvious lack of stability in port, she was allowed to set sail. After a few minutes she encountered a wind stronger than a breeze and started to heel to port, pushing the open lower gun ports under water, causing water to rush in on the lower gun deck. The gun ports were open because it was intended to give a cannon salute to the crowd and many VIP’s who were in the harbor to see the maiden voyage of Sweden’s biggest warship. The inflow of water heeled Vasa over further, and she quickly sank.
In this article we are visiting 10 locations that were featured in the James Bond movies. The purpose of this list is to show how a previous rather unknown location or landmark can be made famous instantly thanks to the Bond franchise. Today, they all receive a lot of tourists, but without 007 they still would be relative unknown to the public.
The Amalfi Coast, located along the southern flanks of the Sorrento Peninsula near Naples, is by far Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline. A landscape with cliffs rising out of the sea, medieval villages terraced into hillsides is what you can expect. No wonder that Unesco decided to add this unique Mediterranean landscape to the World Heritage list in 1996. The Amalfi Drive, which we follow, is a narrow road that threads along the high cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Add in drop-dead views and mad Italian drivers, and this will be a road trip to remember.
Starting in Anchorage, Alaska's Seward Highway meanders 127 miles (204 kilometers) across the Kenai Peninsula, before ending in the harbor town of Seward at Resurrection Bay. You could drive it in under three hours, but don't. Spend at least a couple of days to the round-trip to give yourself some time to explore wonderful nature of south-central Alaska.
You’ll see few towns and almost no sign of civilisation, except the road you’re driving on. But if you're looking for whales and waterfalls, blue glaciers and sharp-toothed mountains, calm ponds and mighty fjords, there's enough to see too keep you busy taking pictures all the trip long.
A small guy named Frodo once had a ring with the inscription: One Ring to rule them all. If the had a GPS in Middle-Earth, it would point him not the way to Mordor, but directly to Iceland. There they have a road unlike any others: the Ring Road, or Route 835 miles of adventure and surprises, majestic lava fields mingle with snow-capped mountains to create a world that would make our little Hobbit feel like he still is in Middle-Earth. This road trip is epic and unforgettable in many ways: relax in natural hot springs and see the erupting geysers, walk on the ancient ice of glaciers and explore volcanic craters.
Iceland Ring Road