By Wag ‘n Bietjie Broadly speaking I have great admiration for true bloggers with a talent for writing posts that engage the interest of internet users. I do not consider myself to be in this category as I derive much more satisfaction from reading well written posts across a fairly broad spectrum covering technology, poetry, […]

Did You Know? [May 27]

Earth and universe The one place where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, and does not get saluted, is the moon. A green diamond is the rarest diamond. Summer on Uranus lasts for 21 years – but so does winter. The largest iceberg ever recorded was 335km (208 miles) long […]

The Surprising Social Habits of Crows

Originally posted on Longreads:
At Seattle Met, James Ross Gardner reports on the surprising social arrangements and habits of crows, who recognize and remember individual people and hold funerals to honor their dead — a phenomenon that is helping scientists like Kaeli Swift understand how intelligent creatures process death. Feed a crow and she will…

The Train Always Wins

Originally posted on Awethentiq®:
There are upward of 7,500 level crossings in South Africa. No country has the money to replace all of these with road bridges. We grew up with level crossings and respected them with an acute reverence. That was fifty, sixty years ago. The level crossings are still there, of necessity. To…

‘n Bietjie Langenhoven

Ek sê nie al die suur mense is Fariseërs nie, maar naastenby al die Fariseërs is suur. In alle geval, solank hulle onthou om Fariseërs te wees. Want dis ook ‘n inspanning. Verbeel jou ‘n wêreld sonder ‘n skaterlag, sonder eens ‘n glimlag. ‘n Hemel op aarde, sal die Fariseër sê. Uit so ‘n hemel […]

Did You Know?

Interesting animals trivia During World War II a cat called Oscar served on the German battleship Bismarck. When the Bismarck was torpedoed Oscar was rescued by a British sailor on board HMS Cossack. Five months later HMS Cossack was sunk but Oscar was rescued by HMS Ark Royal. Only 3 weeks later a German U-boat […]

Sometimes a Tortoise Is More Than a Tortoise

Originally posted on Longreads:
Hanya Yanagihara’s parents bought a pet tortoise, Fred — cold-blooded, beady-eyed, and surprisingly particular. (“He liked only red hibiscus, not pink.”) Fred is 15 years old, and will likely live another hundred years. He’s part pet, part rejection of death, and part claim on filial devotion, all under one neat shell. In a post-industrialized…

O Adam (Mavim) 💙

Originally posted on Bircece:
Her insanın beklediği biri vardır bu hayatta belki gelecek belki de hiç gelmeyecek olan… Benim beklediğim insan sendin sevgilim sen geldin huzurum geldi kaybettiğim çocukluk sevinçlerim,masumiyetim,heyecanlarım geldi.Gözlerin aşk ve huzur dolu bakıyordu bu yüzden deli gibi aşık oldum o gözlere.Mucizenin diğer adı oldun, her gece ettiğim ve hep ediyor olacağım şükür…

New Project …

Originally posted on Deidra Alexander's Blog:
Everyone seems to be teaching some kind of class or writing some kind of how to book. Someone suggested I take an inventory of my skills and then create an empire around my greatest ability. I thought jeez I want an empire, surely I learned a thing or two…