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Two famous baboons from South Africa

The baboon that worked for the railroad

During the latter part of the 1800s, travellers to Cape Town, along the Port Elizabeth mainline railroad, frequently saw a curious sight as they entered the Uitenhage train station. The signalman operating the levers that set the signals in the control tower was a baboon named Jack. As strange as … Continue Reading ››

The highest bungy jump in the world

Bloukrans Bridge
Photo courtesy of Face Adrenalin

The highest

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world's highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River. It is situated at the Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 Highway at the border between the Eastern … Continue Reading ››