The Tallest Building / Do you remember when ?

In order to see this photograph more clearly I would suggest that you click on the image - you'll then get a better idea of the height of this amazing building ......

Hi Folks,

President Bush ?
Barack Obama ?
Pope Benedict?
You wanna know WHO that person is ?

Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India is the cult hero of Dubai 's army of construction workers. Known as the "Indian on the top of the world", Babi is the crane operator at the world's tallest building , the 819-meter Burj Dubai.
His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home. It takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile - although, when the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest. Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai 's workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month.
But everyone agrees, he's worth it - because nobody else would have the courage to do the job!
and from the sublime to the ridiculous ......
Do you remember when ??
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All the girls had ugly gym slips It took five minutes for the TV to warm up ... Nearly everyone's Mum was at home when the kids got home from school ... Nobody owned a thoroughbred dog ... When 3d was a decent allowance... You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny Your Mother wore nylons that came in two pieces ...... All your male teachers wore ties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels ... You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked, and petrol served, without asking, all for free, every time and you didn't pay for air and, you got trading stamps to boot ..... Washing Powder had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box..... It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents ... They threatened to keep children back a year if they failed. . and they did it! When a Ford Zephyr was everyone's dream car... and people went steady... No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked ... Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a... 'Playing cricket with no adults to help the children with the rules of the gameBottles came from the corner shop without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect strangerAnd with all our progress, don't you wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.
When being sent to the head's study was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home... Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula Hoops, skate hockey and visits to the pool, and eating lemonade powder or liquorice sticks.

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yes, I remember that'? I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care. Send this on to someone who can still remember Mr Pastry, 6.5 Special, The Army Game , Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Emergency Ward 10, the Lone Ranger, Hancock's Half hour, Trigger and Sgt Bilko
How Many Of These Do You Remember?
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Sweet cigarettes
Coca Cola in bottles.
You're never alone with a Strand.
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes. Blackjacks and bubblegums.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with tinfoil tops.
Newsreels before the film. Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Mayfair 3489). Party lines.
Peashooters. Andy Pandy.Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
Green Shield Stamps.
Adding Machines.
Do You Remember a Time When.. Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'? 'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest? Catching tiddlers could happily occupy an entire day?
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was'chickenpox'?
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a catapault? Saturday morning television wasn't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team? War was a card game?
Cigarette cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange - flavoured chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived! Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'Grown-Up' Life.

I Double Dare You .........
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Cheers from the land of the Heather and the Tartan, Love Kate xxx.