Mining in Wales provided a significant source of income to the Economy of Wales throughout the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Wales was famous for its coal mining in the Rhondda Valley and by 1913 the capital of Cardiff had become the largest coal exporting port in the world, as coal was transported down by rail. Tower Colliery is regarded by many as the oldest open coal mine and one of the largest in the world.
In the UK & Ireland, Pot Noodle is a specific brand of cup noodles (ramen-style snack). Its dehydrated mixture consists of wide noodles, textured soya pieces, vegetable and each has a unique dry flavouring. Each pot is also packaged with a sachet of sauce, such as soy sauce. Pot Noodles are packaged in plastic cups, and come in a wide selection of flavours and varieties.
Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium. He was first introduced in the author’s fantasy novel The Hobbit, and later became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.
Originally known as Sméagol, he was later named Gollum after the noise he made in his throat. Though his date of birth is unknown, he was born in the Third Age and died on March 25, 3019 of that Age. His life was extended far beyond its natural limits by the effects of possessing the One Ring. His one desire was to possess the Ring which had enslaved him, and he pursued it for 76 years after he lost it.