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The longest ever journey on an aquabike (PWC)   JET SKI -

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is 17,266.69 km (10,729 miles)

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by Adriaan Marais and

Marinus du Plessi

(both South Africa),

who followed the west coast of North America south to the Panama Canal.

They arrived in Panama City, Panama, after 95 days of navigation, on 19 September 2006.

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Oldest person to bungee jump

The oldest person to bungee jump is Mohr Keet, born 31 August 1913.

He completed his latest jump when he was 96-years-old at Blaukrans Bungee on 10 April 2010.

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Just goes to show age ain't nothing but a number.

This plunging pensioner hopes to have set a new Guinness world record – after bungee jumping 216m (708ft) off a bridge at the tender age of 96.

 

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Mohr Keet, at the age of 96, bungy jumped from the Bloukrans River bridge, the worlds highest bungy bridge on 6 April 2010

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The  South  African Magical Society

 

was formed in 1918 and is in fact the oldest such society in the country.

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The first patron of the society was the eminent magician John Maskelyn. 

 

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A short film about John Neville Maskelyne, the Victorian magician who devoted his life to exposing fraudulent spirit raisers.

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    Rare film of magician John Nevil Maskelyne (1838-1917)                 you tube      click here

 

 

Martino (Tienie Brits), South African magic icon and arguably our most famous magician,

 

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Welcome to the Entertaining World of Martino

 

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TIMELINE  OF  SOUTH  AFRICA

 

3000 b.c.  - 1000 b.c.

1991


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 4th century -  dec   -   2012

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H2O

is without a doubt South Africa's premier dance party and Africa's most famous outdoor electronic music event!


 

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New species of fox discovered at Malapa site in South Africa

 

Mar 25, 2013

THE FOSSILS OF AN EXTINCT SPECIES OF FOX -DISCOVERED

MALAPA SITE IN GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA

The fossils of an extinct species of fox discovered at the Malapa site in Gauteng, South Africa, have recently been confirmed as a new species named Vulpes skinneri.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-species-fox-malapa-site-south.html#jCp
The fossils of an extinct species of fox discovered at the Malapa site in Gauteng, South Africa, have recently been confirmed as a new species named Vulpes skinneri.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-species-fox-malapa-site-south.html#jCp

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Previous Unknown Fossilized Fox Species Found

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Penguin Fossils Discovered In Africa Called Oldest Specimens On Continent

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CLIFF JUMPING SOUTH AFRICA

 

Video : South africa, 65 foot cliff jump huge cliff jump 20 meters cliff diving. Check out this top rated Youtube video clip located in the destination of Oudekraal in the province of Western Cape in the country of South Africa.

 

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91 foot, 30 meter huge cliff jump in South Africa

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Category:Natural disasters in South Africa

 

2010–2011 Southern Africa floods

 

 

 

In total, an estimated 708,000 people were affected by floods and/or storms in southern Africa this rainfall season, with 314,361 either displaced or evacuated and 477 people killed.

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Category:Wildfires in South Africa

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2006 Table Mountain fire

 

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2009 Table Mountain Fire

 

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7 Strange and Beautiful Carnivorous Plants

1. South African King Sundew (Drosera regia)

 

 

2. Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes lowii)

3. Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

4. Rat-Eating Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes attenboroughii)

5. California Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia californica)

6. West Australian Pitcher Plant (Cephalotus follicularis)

 

7. Parrot Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia psittacina)

 

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South Africans set-- new Guinness World Record as P&G launches leading laundry brand ARIEL™

The washing detergent arrived with a bang by setting a new Guinness World Record when over a 1000 people gathered to wash clothes simultaneously and donating the clothes to Red Cross. The previous Guinness World Record was 496 people washing clothes simultaneously.

 

Procter & Gamble’s flagship laundry brand, Ariel™ has been officially launched and is now available in South Africa for the first time.

The washing detergent arrived with a bang by setting a new Guinness World Record

when over a 1000 people gathered to wash clothes simultaneously and donating the clothes to Red Cross.

The previous Guinness World Record was 496 people washing clothes simultaneously.

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