Whale Bone Arch

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stinknugget
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Post by stinknugget » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:09 pm

Whitby John wrote:What would be good, in that case, is to make things from wood, metal, cotton, linen, antlers and wool, and pretend that they are really plastic. We'd soon achieve sustainability, but people would still be happy thinking they are buying things made out of plastic.

So here is the challenge of the decade - manufacturing sustainable supermarket shopping bags out of whales jawbones.


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...Could have some fun with this idea, John. Perhaps that is why there are so few whales left and supermarkets are begining to charge for whale bone... sorry, plastic bags?

Whitby John
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Post by Whitby John » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:17 am

And in these days of devolution and all that, what about a new flag? If Scotland goes its own way, they can have an irn bru can for their national emblem, and the rest of Britain could fly an old supermarket bag. Plenty of them in the trees around here....
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Post by MarionHaste » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:10 pm

From Discover Yorkshire Coast

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Whale Bone Arch - West Cliff
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Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853 & is now displayed in the Whitby Archives & Heritage Centre. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

stinknugget
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Post by stinknugget » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:18 pm

Thanks, Marion... I wonder if it's coincidence that they are all the third year of each of those decades...

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