2014 SA Blog Award nomination – within six months!

SA Blog Awards

Earlier this year (2014), we were notified that our website was anonymously nominated by one of our subscribers for the prestigious 2014 SA Blog Awards.

We’re absolutely over the moon, as we most definitely didn’t expect recognition within the first six months since we launched!

The results will be announced early in February 2015.

World’s longest echo

World's longest echo

The world record for the longest echo in a man-made structure has been set in an underground fuel depot constructed near Invergordon, Scotland before World War Two. The time for the reverberation to end was 75 seconds.

Most popular drinks in the world share a common trait

Caffeine

The three most popular drinks in the world all contain caffeine:
coffee, tea, and cola.

Tokelau solar project

Solar Panels

Tokelau, a group of remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, receives 100 percent of its electricity from solar energy since 2012.

The world’s shortest commercial flight

Loganair

Operated by Loganair, the world’s shortest commercial flight takes place between the two Orkney Islands, Westray and Papa Westray, north of Scotland. The flight covers a distance of only 1.7 miles (2.7 km) and if the weather conditions are favourable, it can be completed in just 47 seconds.

Valuable emeralds

Emeralds

The finest quality emeralds are more valuable than diamonds.

Dirty TV remote control

TV remote

The TV remote control is the dirtiest item in a typical household, hospital, or hotel room.