Magnet fishing is a great alternative to metal detecting for those who are on a budget or just want to try something new. The technique is simple yet effective, attach a really strong magnet to a rope and toss it in any body of water. As you pull in the line any metal objects within 4 inches of the magnet will attach themselves. You never know what you might reel in, old coins, relics and other valuables. Magnet Fishing Tips
# 1 Be careful! These magnets are extremely powerful, you could lose a finger if you come too close to a heavy metal object with your finger in between.
#2 Use strong rope and tie a good knot. You never know what lies beneath the waters surface, if your magnet gets attached to something heavy like an old car you may lose it if you rope breaks or your knot comes untied.
#3 Location, Location, Location. Just as it is with metal detecting location is everything. Though every body of water is bound to have some metal, if …
Metal detecting forums are a great place to meet new people and learn about the hobby. Forums will allow you to share your finds, check out other peoples finds and ask questions to more experienced detectorists. Most groups will require registration so you may want to do some research before deciding which group you want to join. Many forums have the same layout but there are some differences that you may want to look out for. Are you looking for a community that is based only in the US or are you looking to expand and meet people from all around the world? Which metal detector are you using? You might want to join a brand specific group if you are looking to gain experience with your new machine. Here is a list of some of the more popular online metal detecting forums:
Friendly Metal Detecting Forum This is a great forum that has been around for some time. Topics include; general hobby discussion, find a hunting buddy, cleaning your finds, lost and found, clubs, hunts, events and…
Loket Castle, Czech Republic
Loket castle is a gothic style 12th-century castle. I have come today to visit the dungeon where I can view all types of medieval torture devices.
Torture Chamber The rack, a human stretching device, imagine the sound of joints popping out of there sockets. In addition to the unimaginable pain of being stretched to pieces, the victim was often poked and prodded with hot pokers and other tools.
Medieval torture devices varied greatly in their complexity. Some were as simple as the ol' red-hot poker and others, like the breaking wheel seen below, were meant to torture and then display the victim to an eager crowd in the town square.
The breaking wheel was a brutal device. The victim's limbs were smashed and twisted into the spokes of a wagon wheel-like structure. Once the victim was weaved in tight, they would be hosted atop a pole and spun around for eager townspeople to gawk at.
This silly mask was worn by women who gossip too much. Torture by h…