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malo mystery

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  1. In Kalk Bay there is a "lychgate" (or lichgate, lych-gate or lych gate etc ). It dates back to 1875 and is the oldest one in South Africa.


    What is a "lychgate"?


    If these questions are getting boring - sorry - just pointing out some interesting things around that people might not know about.

  2. Is Tom "It"?


    Yes Tom is "it"


    On looking at Google maps for 86 Bree street it would appear that it backs onto the Cape Heritage Hotel which is the location of the vine. More info can be found here


    Personally I would never have expected to find it there........now if I design a micro to look like a grape do you think it will get harvested?

  3. In about 1771 a grape vine was planted in Cape Town.


    This vine is now said to be the oldest fruit bearing vine in the Southern Hemisphere.


    To this day it is still bearing fruit and in 2007 the grapes were hand picked and found to have a "ball reading" of 23 (the liquid is 23 percent sugar by weight). 20kg of grapes remained after careful selection yielding 17 litres of clear juice after hand pressing. This produced 4 magnums and 12 bottles of wine that after being artfully decorated were auctioned off with proceeds going to the ZipZap Circus.


    Where is this vine located?

  4. I was getting a little worried there for a second because I misread your comment that the photos should preferably be REcent as preferably be DEcent. Sounds like a great idea. There are various other blogs where people log their (non geocaching photos) and then all vote for their favourite one. Just another idea as requested - maybe the last few days of the month(or first days of the following month once all entries are in) people get to "vote" for their favourite photo, someone then counts the votes and we have a winner. It might seem complicated but there probably wont hundreds of entries or votes (yet).


    I might even have a bottle of wine that I can sponsor as a prize for the first round to get the ball rolling.

  5. They were all former places of public execution by hanging, garotting, drawing and quartering, beheading, boling in oil, where after wards the executed victims bodies would be gibbeted for months after wards as a warning to the public not to commit capital crimes, which of course included amongst others theft, murder, rape, treason and holding up ones middle finger to the kings carriage procession.


    Word for word that would have been a second guess.

  6. Ha - pleased to note that I am not the only one struggling to remember what questions have been asked. I was thinking the other day - what about a bit of a database of questions asked? I wanted to check whether I had asked a question before, but the search fuction only points you to the thread, so you still have to trawl through the 50-something pages yourself. Ja-ja I can already hear the comments flying - why don't I do the database...


    To find if a question like that has been asked just enter the keywords in the bottom left of the page where it says "enter keywords", that will search just this thread for those keywords (i think)

  7. btw this question was prompted as I saw Neil Young on TV this afternoon. First a pretty recent concert from last year and then some live footage from yesteryear


    Sorry we missed it as we are big fans.


    By which name is Amelia Alice Elizabeth Adkins better known?


    You are right GEO936 I just looked back now and found this - it did sound familiar.

  8. Well there have been a few, but was she also not married to Prof Chris Barnard at one stage, as well as Sol Kerzner, but I would guess that the answer to your question is the former.


    I think that I should rather just keep quiet and make less of a fool of myself

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