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May 12th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

We have a gas braai that is always just hell to clean. If you have problems with baked on grease and black stuff, you need to watch this video. When I get home I will be doing this!

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April 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

This is not a “I would like to have” situation. I NEED my own Hulk statue. Just imagine how pretty it would look in any home?

 I want a Hulk

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April 16th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

There are street performers and then there are street performers. This guy falls into the genius side of it. There have been many nights (after a couple of drinks of course) where we have all thought we could move like this, but I am venturing a guess that it didn’t look EXACTLY like this.

The man has ridiculous skills and it must have taken countless hours perfecting his art.

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when an orange peel meets a balloon
April 14th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

The science they teach you in school sucks compared to ridiculous things like this. Not exactly sure how someone figured this one out, but it is very cool.

You know when you peel an orange your fingers are probably a bit sticky and a little greasy and they smell all nice like citrus. Well that stuff is heavy on limonene, which is an essential oil. It is a little wonder of nature which is great for your skin as it hydrates it and makes you smell like you have been rolling around in oranges.

When you put it on a balloon it is however not as friendly… Have a look at the little clip below. Weird stuff. Now I just wonder: how bored must the scientist have been to have thought “today I will sit with various fruit, squeeze them over balloons and see what happens”.

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wooden box of tricks
March 25th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Everyone needs one of these in their backyard. The man, the legend behind this awesome little wooden box of tricks: Izzy Swan.

This is one of the coolest things I have seen in some time just once again showing what amazing things we humans can create. The man has got some serious skills in woodworking and created a little masterpiece.

Many of these folding types of designs sometimes look like they wouldn’t be that sturdy, but it is easy to see that this is not the case with the Eizzy Folding Table.

It looks more like a treasure check or magic box of some sorts, but when he starts unfolding it it is just amazing. Hauling this around would be far easier than trying to carry four chairs and a table. Often times this is the main flaw in these types of folding designs. They are often just not practical. They look cool, but you can’t really see where or when you can really use it.

This would be a great addition to anyone’s camping set up. I can just picture myself whipping this one out when we go fishing and looking like a rockstar because I didn’t forget a table or a chair 🙂

The man’s genius should be shared!

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Awesome chicken hotel
March 25th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Tiffany is the Fancy Farmgirl and her work is truly impressive. Who said farming should be all dull and dreary work in the mud and dust wearing khaki? Not that I have anything against it, but Tiffany really does show another side of farming which I am sure will appeal to everyone

The Fancy Farmgirl is the owns 30 free range chickens. Now these chickens don’t live in your average coop, they live in the Awesomest Grand Chicken Hotel in my opinion. Tiffany decided that her chickens would enjoy life in luxury and put together the best life that they could wish for.

She started out with a shed that she bought from Home Depot and then she got stuck in to transforming it into what you see here.

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They only receive the best treatment

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Tiffany wanted to give the coop the feel of a rustic boutique hotel and succeeded!

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This must be the only shed or chicken coop in the world with chandeliers

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Tiffany says the chickens work for her and her family by providing them with eggs

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The chickens are outside most of the day and have been taught to get in and out of the shed in the mornings and evenings

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The biggest fluffiest hen of the lot: Narnia

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Anyone would love sitting here on a late afternoon reading as the chickens come back into the coop

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The original coop when they only had 3 chickens

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So I’ve been meaning to build a coop at our home… Let the creative juices flow!!!

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March 24th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

A remarkable story about a boy named Luke Ruehlman started making the rounds recently because of a fairly bizarre claim that he used to be a lady named Pam.

That sounds ridiculous I know. However he is not the only one…

Luke’s mother thought that it was just the overactive imagination of her son. Based on the detail that Luke was able to provide about Pam his mother was able to do some research and find this Pam! She was a 30-year old African American woman who died in exactly the way that her son described.

You don’t need to believe in reincarnation to get chills from that. The coincidence is however a bit eerie.

Our story will however look at a boy named Ryan Hammons. At the age of 4 he started having nightmares for no apparent reason and he found it difficult to explain it. A couple of months later he started telling his mother more about it.

The short version of it was that he was alive during the golden age of Hollywood in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Usually when a child makes up a story it is very easy to see right through it. This was however not the case as his mother, Cyndi Hammons told TODAY: “His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn’t like a child could have made it up”.

It covered everything from expensive and lavish vacations to having five different wives.

As Cyndi looked through a book about Hollywood her son Ryan pointed at a man in a photo and said that he was that man in a past life. Cyndi was really shocked about this and thought the only thing to do is for her son to see a child psychiatrist to dig deeper into these bizarre claims.

More and more details started to surface about what Ryan remembered and there were about 55 different accurate accounts about Marty Martyn that he could remember. By the way, Marty passed away in 1964.

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His mother then started researching old Hollywoood to find out more about Marty Martyn and the claims from he son was proven right every time. Marty was a Hollywood agent and also played a couple of smaller roles in movies at the time. He even had the age at which Marty died correct at 61 years old, not 59 as it is wrongly stated on his death certificate.

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The story of Ryan, who is now 10 years old, is featured in a book by Dr. Jim Tucker called Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.

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happy old people dancing
March 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Dancing is good for your soul and keeps you young. As we grow older we should embrace it, much like these old people did. Very often you will see old people who have worked hard all their lives only to be forgotten and left to their own devices.

The guys from Meadowbrook Senior Living facility decided to make a music video of their residents. There is so much joy and happiness left in them and they thoroughly enjoyed making this video as can be seen from the smiles on their faces.

It will be one of the best ways you can spend 2 minutes of your time today. The other thing you could do is to give your grandmother or grandfather a call and let them know you are thinking of them!

Share it with your friends and let all our grandparents know how much they mean to us.

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the wtf collection 1
March 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

The world is filled with amazing things. Some we know about, many we don’t. From time to time you would stumble across a number of truly amazing photos and they are just to good not to share.

Some of these are just weird, some are pretty, some are amazing. All of them are unique and some of the less circulated photos on the internet.

Share these strange and wonderful pictures with your friends…

1. The island where everyone wears a gas-mask… because poisonous gasses leak up out of the ground

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2. Women in Iran during the Shah’s White Revolution

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3. A butterfly with the number 89 on its wings

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4. A paper USB key. And its real.

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5. An Asian version of Pringles… no more chips crumbles

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6. Sensible safety feature

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useless facts
March 18th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy


When you finish school you will probably think about most of what you learned: “When will I ever use that in real life?”

In way to many instances the answer would be a resounding “Never!”.

So why not enlighten yourself with a bunch of useless facts, which will be far more entertaining to know and regurgitate back to friends and family at a later stage.

Fact #1: Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland

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Fact #2: Ketchup was thought to have medicinal purposes

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Fact #3: Coconuts kill more people than sharks

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Fact #4: Norway has knighted a pengiun

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Fact #5: Oklahoma’s state vegetable is a watermelon

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Fact #6: A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus

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