Saturday, 12 December 2009
The Falkirk Wheel, near Glasgow
This wheel which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal is actually a boat lift. It lifts the boat from one canal to the other. It rises a mere 112ft and lifts over 300 tons of boats and water. All of this only takes five minutes. You could watch this miraculous machine defy gravity on land or you could book a trip to actually go in a boat and be lifted by The Falkirk Wheel.
Jet engines at Farnborough
The Farnborough Air Science Museum displays our ancestors of the jet airplanes, as well as engines and a collection of wind-tunnel models.
The museum is only open on weekends, but it is entirely free.
Atomic bombs in Las Vegas
Burning the midnight oil at the black jack table is just not your thing? Well head out over to the The Ground Zero Theater where you can sit in a bunker and observe actual bomb blasts. Las Vegas' nuclear bomb testing history has never been forgotten and this museum explains all the technology and it's processes when it comes to blowing things up.