Geysers of sand explode as geologists probe for oil-bearing land in Saudi Arabia, January 1966.
Traffic lights are made in Shreveport, Louisiana, and sent around the U.S. and abroad, December 1947.
Marine infantry in Taiwan practice using flame throwers in a simulated battle, January 1969.
I’m very annoyed at the moment with my internet connection woes. From 6:30pm to 8:30pm I have no connection. I have phoned Mweb 4 times in the last 3 weeks and I have done all their ping tests and no one can tell me what the problem is. Mweb says it is not on their side. Telkom says it is not on their side.
When I do get a little burst of internet I find that the WordPress reader does not work or maybe my internet isn’t strong enough to load it so I can’t see the posts my blogging friends have written. Urgh!
Birmingham-based master craftsman James Doran-Webb (pictured on horse) spent a painstaking six months assembling the sculptures as part of celebrations to mark Chinese New Year in Singapore
“People say mice don’t swim, but they’re a close relative of rats which love the water. Besides, I scoop them up within seconds of a wipe-out out and I’ve never lost one yet.”A radical rodent hangs 10 at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast. Picture: Tim Marsden
SANS 164-2 sockets, with the older three-pin socket visible on the right. The new sockets use up considerably less space than the current three-pin sockets, and they’re safer
Uitstekend (Wrecking Ball parody) deur Rea Le Roux
Watter deel was jou gunsteling?
My gunsteling deel is die `lek van die strykyster’
I don’t see myself as an overly superstitious person. One thing that I have picked up from my mom, who is overly superstitious, is that if I do something a certain way, every day. I feel that if I did reverse the order of my movements that it might bring bad luck. Apart from that and the fact that listening to songs sung by Queen brings awful bad luck I am not superstitious at all.
Fifteen years ago I was innocent and scared. A Piet-my-vrou kept on calling from a distant tree it echoed over us. It was eerie and announced a drastic change in my life.
We could not foresee the drastic events that followed. My whole life changed after that (mostly for the good) but the road was stressful.
In a relatively short time everything in my life changed. My duties within the family changed and so did my relationship with family members and unexpectedly moving to a new town.
About two weeks ago the eerily familiar call of the Piet-my-vrou echoed over us from a distant tree bringing back fears from the past. I pray that he moves on and finds a mate soon and that he is not an omen of bad luck. If you want to read about birds and superstitions this is an interesting read although it does not mention the Piet-my-vrou http://hubpages.com/hub/birds-myths-superstitions-about-birds