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Mopane Worms -

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List of Edible Insects

Bugs you can eat, from A to Z!

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is a species of moth found in much of southern africa , whose large  edible caterpillar  the mopani or mopane worm, is an importasource of  protein  for millions of indigenous southern africans  

 Mopane worm: largely eaten in Southern Africa, during their season, mopane worms can fetch a higher market price than beef. When dried, they are said to taste like  an earthy jerky.

What Did the Mopane Worm Taste Like?

More Facts and Fascinating Information About the Mopane Worm

How to Cook Mopane Worms

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Top 10 Birds Most Likely To Kill You

south africa has   the

 

 # 2
African Ostrich
Serious Injury & Death
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Top 5 Birds Most Likely To Kill You

 

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THE TOP 5 REEFS in  SOUTH AFRICA

reef 

A ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea.

Seven Mile Reef

Pinnacle Reef

Landers Reef

Playground

Castle Rocks

 

 

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The World's 10 Most Amazing Coral Reefs

AFRICA

#10: Red Sea Coral Reef, Red Sea

 

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The James Hall Museum of Transport

Johannesburg   South Africa'

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HAPV – Human and Animal Powered Vehicle in South Africa     click here

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Photos & Info - Animal-Drawn
Photos & Info - Bicycles & Motorcycles
Photos & Info - Buses & Coaches
Photos & Info - Fire Engines
Photos & Info - Motor Cars
Photos & Info - Steam-Driven

Photos & Info - Trams & Trolley buses

 

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Witch doctor

A witch doctor was originally a type of healer who treated ailments believed to be caused by witchcraft

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IN SOUTH AFRICA  THEY ARE  THE

Traditional healers of South Africa

A witch doctor -It is currently used to refer to healers , particularly in third world regions, who use   traditional healing rather than contemporary medicine 

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SOUTH AFRICA: Traditional healers extend healthcare

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Johanna Mazibuko,

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119-Year-Old South African

Woman,

May Be World's Oldest Person

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Having lived through British imperialism, apartheid and the era of democracy led by Nelson Mandela, a 119-year-old South African woman has a claim to be the world's oldest person.

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LISTING OF INCOMPLEATE EXAGGERATED OR FRAUDULENT  CASES

as of august 15 2013

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The Top 15

World's Loudest/Noisiest Animals in Decibels 

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 some are  the same rating

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the following  mamals are  located  in or around  south africa

15.African Lion – 110 dB

14. Spotted Hyena – 112 dB

13. Hippopotamus - 114 dB

11. African Elephant – 117 dB

 

 

3. Blue Whale – 188 dB

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1. Sperm Whale – 230 dB

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Top 10 Smelliest Animals

SOME SITES DIFFER IN  THE TOP TEN

BUT  MOST AGREE ITS THE    STRIPED POLECAT

SOME ARE FOUND IN    SOUTH AFRICA

 

The Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus, also called the African Polecat, Zoril, Zorille or Zorilla)

The Spanish word for skunk is "zorillo." There is a spotted skunk in Africa which is also called a "zorillo

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Known As Striped Polecat, May Be Smelliest On Earth

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The  zorrila (Ictonyx striatus), or Striped Polecat, is considered the smelliest animal on earth . A member of the weasel family,

Distribution

Found throughout southern African subregion but absent from the Namibian coast.

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SOUTH AFRICA

Top 10s Ghostly encounters

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One cannot speak of Uniondale without mention of the ghost for which the town is famous, but about which the town’s folk are pretty miffed, due to the unfeeling media hype that has surrounded the story.

A car accident in 1968, involving a young man and his fiancée asleep in the back of the car, resulted in her death as he lost control of the car in stormy weather just 20 km outside of Uniondale.

The first recorded sighting of the young woman, with her long dark hair and dark clothing, was not made until the Easter weekend of 1976.

Since then a number of sightings have been claimed, involving a female hitchhiker who inexplicably disappears, chilliness in the air and car doors that open and close at the site of the accident.

 

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he most famous country spook is the Uniondale hitchhiker. On a stormy night in 1968, an Air Force officer and his fiancée crashed in their Volkswagen Beetle just outside the town in the Kamanassie Mountains.

He was badly hurt, she died instantly.

Since then, people travelling the area on rainy nights have picked up a woman hitchhiker –

who then simply disappears into the darkness again.

When Pretorius himself died in a car accident in 1984, Maria allegedly stopped appearing, causing people to believe she was at peace at last.

The Ghost of Uniondale

 

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it is believed that our earliest ancestors once dwelt in the trees before descending to the plains in search of food; perhaps this is why we are still so enamored with tree houses.

From the basic platforms of our childhood many dream of creating something more substantial.

These ten tree houses are as diverse as they are interesting, each with its own unique charm and quality.

No.5

Tree Bar, Limpopo, South Africa

 

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click hereSunland Baobab (Platland Baobab, Mooketsi Baobab, also Tree Bar, Big ... The tree has been carbon dated and is estimated to be around 6000 years old.

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