Yummy Wakame Weblog
Archive: February, 2006
Foldable bike concept with a minimal aesthetic and mechanical design. Look – no finniky gears, no annoying chain system. This bike is powered by hydraulics, with a consistent delivery and no wear and tear on the gears and brakes.
As seen on electro^plankton
In 1939 a tall, shy Zulu migrant worker named Solomon Linda stepped up to the microphone and produced Mbube, a song that echoed around the world, becoming Pete Seeger’s Wimoweh and the international classic The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Linda was paid a total of 10 shillings for the song, while it went on to make US$15-million for others. The musician died in 1962 with less than R100 in his bank account. His widow couldn’t afford a headstone for his grave.
From the Inbox:
“I came accross this little nugget – the Old Bailey, London’s most famous and prestigious court has put its archive from 1674 to 1874 online. It’s facinating to see the punishments metered out for ‘crimes’ – two conesting adult men were sentanced to death for the act of sodomy, people were ‘transported’ (sent to the colonies) for years for stealling a pair of breeches. I hope you find this site as interesting as I did.” ~ Liz
Thanks Liz! This is a great find.
There’s a whole page of ads available for low, medium and high bandwidth connections.
I’m addicted to knowing what the weather is like outside every hour of the day so I can prepare for stepping outdoors and maintain the perfect body temperature. My obsession with the weather reached its climax when I lived in the UK where the weather is the number 1 conversational topic, especially during frequently awkward social encounters. I love simultaneously knowing what the weather is like in Cape Town, Johannesburgh and Brighton too. That way I can imagine what I would be doing if I was still living there. Right now in Pittsburgh where I live it’s snowing outside and I wouldn’t even stick a toe out the door, but in Cape Town I can see myself having sundowners and pizza on Camps Bay beach.
Yesterday I installed a fantastic extension to my Firefox browser which displays the weather for 3 days in my status bar. It’s called Forecastfox and it’s highly customisable. Clicking the icons for more details takes me to AccuWeather.com‘s forecast for Pittsburgh in ridiculous but completely understandable detail.
My absolute favourite AccuWeather feature is their RealFeel Temperature.
“The patented, exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature is an index that describes what the temperature really feels like. It’s a unique composite of everything that affects how warm or cold a person feels, and measures the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body.”
Yesterday was supposed to be a warm sunny day for Winter, and it was, except for the fierce arctic wind blowing my hair around like a Troll Doll and nearly causing my body temperature to fall below freezing. Now if I’d checked the RealFeel temperature before going outside I would have been dressed for the occasion. I won’t make that mistake again.
Try it out for your region, wherever you live in the world.
Wow, Yummy was nominated for the SA bloggies and didn’t even know it was going on until Matt told me.
Yummy Wakame is up for Best overseas-based South African blog and Best design of a South African blog. Thanks to whoever took the time to nominate me. Voting started on the 22nd and ends at midnight on the 3rd of March. Voting is limited to once per day. I doubt Yummy will win as in all these years it never wins these blog awards and the competition is fierce, but it made me smile that it even got nominations. xxx
The question is, what is a mananama?
do do duh do do! Silly Muppets. :)
The year I was born. These days they seem to airbrush nipples out.
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