Adam’s Calendar

Excuse me if a few of these are really out of left field, but I find these sorts of things interesting, so I’m pointing people at them in the hope you might too. ¬†– Pete

…an ancient circular monolithic stone calendar site in Mpumalanga has proven to be at least 75,000 years old, pre-dating any other structure found to date. Southern Africa holds some of the deepest mysteries in all of human history. What we are told is that at around 60,000 years ago the early humans migrated from Africa and populated the rest of the world.
Who were these first humans? What did they do? And where did they disappear to?

It estimated that there are well over 1,000,000 (one million) ancient stone ruins scattered throughout the mountains of southern Africa. Various tools and artefacts that have been recovered from these ruins show a long and extended period of settlement that spans well over 200,000 years.

Many of these artefacts that include, coins, carvings, swords, symbols, head rests, bowls, statues and more, show that virtually every ancient culture was present here in southern Africa at some point in history. This includes the Sumerians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Dogon, Dravidians, and even the Incas. The most spectacular examples of these ancient ruins lie between Machadodorp and Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga. Modern historians have been speculating about the origins of these ruins, often calling them ‚Äėcattle kraal of little historic importance‚Äô

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Not so happy in Iran, certainly no clapping along

The religion of peace strikes again.

Six Iranians who appeared in a video singing along to the American pop song¬†Happy¬†have been given suspended sentences of six months in prison and 91 lashes for obscene behaviour. ¬† Read more »

We can’t talk about politics but we can talk about Meat

There is nothing better than meat…other than meat wrapped in bacon…because bacon.

This new book, MEAT: Everything You Need to Know sounds like a ripper.

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Banned from New Zealand television, why?

Why is this banned?

Was it because the ute was too dirty?

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Quite possibly the gayest ute ever devised


A certain MP is probably already on the waiting list for such an incredibly gay ute:

When Nissan engineers Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet needed a small shop truck for the company‚Äôs 3,050-acre technical centre in Stanfield, Arizona, they decided ‚Äď as engineers are want to do ‚Äď to build one.

And as engineers relish a good challenge, Schellenberg‚Äôs gaze fell upon the least likely candidate for pickup conversion, Nissan‚Äôs Leaf electric car. He tasked Moulinet with creating the sketches that, with help from their team of tinkerers, would be come the crimson conversation piece you see here. ¬†¬† Read more »

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Face of the day

Snapper photo - Miss Whaleoil

Snapper photo – Miss Whaleoil

Since we can’t talk politics why not go fishing? Master Whaleoil did yesterday and brought this snapper home for dinner.
Cam was going to make him throw it back because he thought it was under sized but we used the fish guide on the side of the Kayak to confirm that it was 2cm over the requirement ( phew )

With Cam bringing home duck and venison this year and now Master Whaleoil bringing me home snapper I am one happy camper .


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19

9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed.

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Friday nightCap

Right, that’s all from us on the last day before the election. It’s all on