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Whirly wrote: Sun Jul 30, 2023 10:35 am How is (are) deceased Springbok, Ruben Kruger's daughter(s) doing? I think their mom moved them to the USA too.

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....just because it was you Whirly, 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I did some snooping and found this. Zoey Kruger with John Mac, she is an upcomming tennisplayer and doing fine - no idea about her ranking.
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Fransw wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 1:26 pm Did you know...

Caroline Wiseman is the world Ear Pulling champ for 2023. Well done Caroline!! :D

Any ear pullers on Avcom?

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...and that face was before the elastic band slipped off...
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Did you know…

No-one can hear a helicopter and not look up to find it…
Touch their ear with their elbow….
Either one…


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Hands up if you tried the second one….


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Wonko the Sane wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:30 pm Hands up if you tried the second one….


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ChopperOukie wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:38 pm
Fransw wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 1:26 pm Did you know...

Caroline Wiseman is the world Ear Pulling champ for 2023. Well done Caroline!! :D

Any ear pullers on Avcom?

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...and that face was before the elastic band slipped off...
Nope, like in any professional sport they use the best equipment possible. They dont use elastic bands but wax covered cotton rope. This combination is guaranteed to inflict the most pain! :D

Note the purple ear!
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Diplomats in South Africa are allowed two 30-cigarette packs, one bottle of wine, 400ml of spirits and slightly more than 340ml of beer Duty-Free per day. :smt025 :smt030
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In Switzerland, it is against the law to only have one pet of a kind. So if you want a rabbit as a pet you need to have 2, etc , etc... Something to do with the social needs of animals. :D
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Fransw wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 2:49 pm Did you know...

In Switzerland, it is against the law to only have one pet of a kind. So if you want a rabbit as a pet you need to have 2, etc , etc... Something to do with the social needs of animals. :D

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Fantastic, if true! =D>

I will ask my Swiss friends.

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Whirly wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 2:53 pm
Fransw wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 2:49 pm Did you know...

In Switzerland, it is against the law to only have one pet of a kind. So if you want a rabbit as a pet you need to have 2, etc , etc... Something to do with the social needs of animals. :D

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Fantastic, if true! =D>

I will ask my Swiss friends.

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....also ask if it is true for Swiss girlfriends, I would luv 2!! :lol: :lol:
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Fransw wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 2:49 pm Did you know...

In Switzerland, it is against the law to only have one pet of a kind. So if you want a rabbit as a pet you need to have 2, etc , etc... Something to do with the social needs of animals. :D

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My friend in Switzerland says it is true! :o

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Wärtsilä 96C diesel motor

Manufacturer Finland Wärtsilä
Two-stroke straight-14 Cylinder
Size 1,829 litres (111,597 CI) per cylinder :shock:
Bore 96 cm
Stroke 2.50 m
RPM 15 - 120
Power output 107,390 hp
Weight over 2,300 tons
Crankshaft weight 300 t
Piston weight 5.5 t (Speed 8,5 ms)
Piston height 6 m
Engine weight 2 300 tonnes.

Big numbers, but looking at the schematics, what an extraordinary piece of kit!
2 stroke, con rod is segmented, has exhaust valves, turbo charged all this at 120rpm.
Unreal.
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DaveJ wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:15 pm Wärtsilä 96C diesel motor

Manufacturer Finland Wärtsilä
Two-stroke straight-14 Cylinder
Size 1,829 litres (111,597 CI) per cylinder :shock:
Bore 96 cm
Stroke 2.50 m
RPM 15 - 120
Power output 107,390 hp
Weight over 2,300 tons
Crankshaft weight 300 t
Piston weight 5.5 t (Speed 8,5 ms)
Piston height 6 m
Engine weight 2 300 tonnes.

Big numbers, but looking at the schematics, what an extraordinary piece of kit!
2 stroke, con rod is segmented, has exhaust valves, turbo charged all this at 120rpm.
Unreal.
It's HUGE
Cylinder liner and piston
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DaveJ wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:15 pm Wärtsilä 96C diesel motor

Manufacturer Finland Wärtsilä
Two-stroke straight-14 Cylinder
Size 1,829 litres (111,597 CI) per cylinder :shock:
Bore 96 cm
Stroke 2.50 m
RPM 15 - 120
Power output 107,390 hp
Weight over 2,300 tons
Crankshaft weight 300 t
Piston weight 5.5 t (Speed 8,5 ms)
Piston height 6 m
Engine weight 2 300 tonnes.

Big numbers, but looking at the schematics, what an extraordinary piece of kit!
2 stroke, con rod is segmented, has exhaust valves, turbo charged all this at 120rpm.
Unreal.
Wow! :shock: This made my day. Thanks for sharing!
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There are no airports in Liechtenstein and you can only reach this small country by car or train. No place for us aviators!
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