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Spoiler: it’s empty

This is cool: the maritime museum in Greenwich owned Sir Francis Drake’s treasure chest. Problem was, it was locked and they didn’t have a key.

Here’s a neat short film of the conservator making a key for it, starting with a blank and observing where the mechanism rubbed against the metal.

I’m sure they knew there was nothing in it before they started, but internets got to clickbait.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 10, 2018, 9:44 pm

If dere was nuthin in it – why wuzzit locked? eh? eh?

I fink it contained sumptin important, loik, ‘itler’s ‘airbrush, and someone, ‘oo shall remain nameless, scarpered off wid et.

but we knows where et is, don’t we mister Boris Johnson.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 10, 2018, 10:22 pm

Sure they shook it. And they could have xray’d it. And then there are fiber optics.

Anyway, I thought empty was going to refer to a lack of posting. Thought you might of played hooky today and watched the RAF flyovers. I would have.

Never was so much owed by so many to so few….

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 10, 2018, 10:31 pm

The UK media is nuts. I was laughing my ass off over this Channel 4 clip on the resignations. Love Rees Mogg. Time for Jon Snow to retire. LOL


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: July 11, 2018, 1:07 am

Why didn’t they just ask the Mayor of London to have some of his Brothers in Islam open it for them? They seem to have a talent for rapidly “opening” any antiquities…

Yes we Khan!

Sure would be entertaining if someone were to fly a Mohammed balloon at the same time those upstanding citizens are flying that Trump balloon…

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 11, 2018, 3:16 am

100 years ago today the Royal Flying Corps became the RAF, and the rest is history. God bless all who served.

Comment from Geraldo Rivera
Time: July 11, 2018, 11:45 am

Why was I not informed of this?!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 11, 2018, 8:50 pm

The Crow-Rats won.

Now I has the sadz.

I wanted Scotland to have to cheer for France in the final.

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