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Dr Karin Lourens from www.Johannesburgwildlifevet.co.za was nominated for the ''WordwideVets'' award of 2023! Well done Dr Lourens!!! :smt023

Check out their good work here: https://www.johannesburgwildlifevet.com ... ecies.html
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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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Don't know about ear pullers, but there are certainly a lot of leg pullers on Avcom.........
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Fransw wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 1:39 pm Did you know...

There are no airports in Liechtenstein and you can only reach this small country by car or train. No place for us aviators!
I suppose ATC would be a bit problematic with 3 countries involved in circuit.
Downwind over Austria, base over Switzerland and only short finals in Liechtenstein airspace...
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Liechtenstein is so small we walked the country within a few hours. :lol: :lol:

Don't see where you will put an runway.
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GeraldNagel wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 8:10 pm Liechtenstein is so small we walked the country within a few hours. :lol: :lol:

Great place for cross-country skiing. Rule #1. Choose a small country.
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The South African Dricus Du Plessis won the world middleweight UFC title by a split decision. This fight happened in Toronto Canada a couple of hours ago. Another world title for South Africa! :D

It was a bloodbath! :shock:
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I am not into these kind of activities, but in a weird kind of way I am glad for him. It is a win for " kommin South Africa", the South Africa where I come from. Ventersdorp, Klerksdorp,Nigel, Brakpan and also Pretoria. So, well done Dricus and family , I am proud of you
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jandub wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 2:28 pm I am not into these kind of activities, but in a weird kind of way I am glad for him. It is a win for " kommin South Africa", the South Africa where I come from. Ventersdorp, Klerksdorp,Nigel, Brakpan and also Pretoria. So, well done Dricus and family , I am proud of you
Did you know that in the Brakpan bar fight ratings, he is only rated at No. 13


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Wonko the Sane wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 3:10 pm
jandub wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 2:28 pm I am not into these kind of activities, but in a weird kind of way I am glad for him. It is a win for " kommin South Africa", the South Africa where I come from. Ventersdorp, Klerksdorp,Nigel, Brakpan and also Pretoria. So, well done Dricus and family , I am proud of you
Did you know that in the Brakpan bar fight ratings, he is only rated at No. 13


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:lol: :lol: I wouldnt be surprised!

It still a great achievement. These guys are extremely dedicated and hard workers. You need to be a certain type of character to take part in this sport. Another BIG UFC character is Conner Mcgregor from Ireland...
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Seems to hold true in 2024 too. :lol:

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Clint Eastwood turned 93 a couple of days ago. One of the real actors out there who can walk the talk!

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More than 50% of 2024 Dakar rally cars were built in South Africa. Wow, how cool is that!!

Any Dakar enthusiasts on Avcom? Let's put a "Classic'' category team together! :D

One of the Dakar Cars
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Fransw wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 2:05 pm Did you know...

The South African Dricus Du Plessis won the world middleweight UFC title by a split decision. This fight happened in Toronto Canada a couple of hours ago. Another world title for South Africa! :D

It was a bloodbath! :shock:

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The highest sea-level air pressure ever recorded was 1083.8 mb (32.01 in. Hg) in Agata, Siberia on December 31, 1968; produced by a very cold, dense air mass.
The lowest sea-level air pressure ever recorded was 870 mb (25.69 in. Hg) measured on October 12, 1979 in the eye of Typhoon Tip as it moved over Guam.
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Fransw wrote: Sat Jan 27, 2024 2:23 pm Did you know...

More than 50% of 2024 Dakar rally cars were built in South Africa. Wow, how cool is that!!
50+% of all (presumably four-wheeled; not truck) vehicles, across all classes? If so then that is remarkable. Source?

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