On this edition of African Odyssey, we travel to the African city of Dares Salaam which sounded interesting and mysterious. A fascinating city, a fusion of African and Arabic cultures. The city is on the way to one of the last truly wild life reserves in Africa, the Salaam / Selous. Join us on this photo safari.
On this edition of African Odyssey, we head to Kruger National Park. We follow some of the adventures of some of the parks wild residents. The African lion rules here and the prey species like Zebra know how to stay clear of this dangerous predator.
Join us as we take a photo safari in one of the last great wild places on this Earth.
How cool is mainland Europe’s Northern most country? Let me tell you. They’re so cool, they started the Dogme film movement. They’re so cool, they’re 83% Lutheran. They’re so cool, they can make bikes with a stroller attachment (which are admittedly not as crave worthy a concept as say a Balenciaga bag) into something super desirable. From the country that loves biking as much as they do open rye bread sandwiches, comes the triobike.
As the name suggests, Denmark’s uber stylish triobike comprises three main functions: a carrier bike; a bike; and pushchair (that’s stroller for you guys). Which adds up to an exciting new concept in transportation, especially for parents with a penchant for cycling. Here’s what sets it apart from other kid wheeling bikes. While a regular carrier bike is great when you have kids in it, once they’ve been dropped off why pedal harder than you have to? With the triobike, you drop the kids off to daycare/school/the mine (I’m kidding), leave the front carrier there and bicycle solo onto work. The trio also gives you the flexibility of having your spouse pick up the kids, simply fitting the carrier onto their bikes or walking home with the kids in the stroller.
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Surprisingly many animals have adapted to the harsh environment, among them elephant, lion, leopard, oryx and the rare mountain zebra. We explore by light plane, landing on beaches and rough strips, and by 4-wheel drive vehicles. There are no roads among the huge dunes.
I’ve heard of students roughing it, but sleeping in freight containers? That’s right. Only it’s not a case of desperate living or some torturous fraternity hazing — it’s a very cool,very useful idea developed by a Dutch company called TempoHousing. Lots of images after the jump
First conceived in the 1930s, the ISO dry freight container has been the universal shipping receptacle worldwide for the past fifty years. You’ve no doubt seen thousands of them in your lifetime.
But could you live in one? Before you say “No way, it’s too small” or “it’s too boring”, check this out: with standard dimensions of 40’ x 8’ x 8’6’, the containers can be stacked (a whopping 8,000 can fit on a large ship) and transported anywhere in the world via water, rail or road.
Jakob Trollback ask this question at a recent Ted Conference, What if the Music it self could direct a visual music video? What would that look like? Then he proceeded to show the audience exactly what that might look like with a few messages about the rising water tossed in.
Jakob Trollback is the founder and Creative Director of the firm Trollback + Company. They specialize in motion graphics for movies, television and music videos. He is also one of the pioneers who early one embrassed the on coming digital age of media and the major effect it would have on culture at large.
Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on January 9, 2008
Dan Tracy just may have revolutionized the boating industry. He may also have found a way to lessen our dependence on oil. How? With a kite.
Bypassing the time honored boat necessity, the mast, Tracy has developed a mechanism that enables his 24-foot Corsair trimaran to be powered by the wind. Looking like a large fishing reel, the gizmo helps steer the kite (the sort that’s used in kite boarding), which – because of its height – is able to harness stronger winds than those found just above the surface of the water.
Contributing Monkie GreenChef Staff Monkies
Published on January 7, 2008
E! Entertainment recently did a piece on raw food diets — of course it’s a crappy video, full of cheesy music and stiff voice-overs that make it sound more like an infomercial then a news segment. It’s hard to believe it’s from a major network like E! Entertainment — actually, on second thought — it’s not hard to believe at all. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on October 30, 2007
Actor/Producer Don Cheadle has found a unique way to inform people – especially the younger crowd – about the atrocities happening in Darfur. By posting an exclusive trailer for his new film Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
“I feel like the president here,” Gisele said as Aussie fashionistas cheered for her. The Super Model was in Australia to launch her new line of shoes, which help fund the Pure Xingu Water campaign, which is trying to preserve the headwaters of the Xingu River system in Brazil’s Amazon region. See the video after the jump.
“Novo has timed Gisele’s first visit to Australia to coincide with the Collection being available in Novo stores from September – perfect for the warmer Aussie weather.The Y Ikatu Xingu Campaign The Xingu River, symbol of the Brazilian socio-economic diversity, is under threat. Deforestation at its headwaters has doubled in the last ten years and many river sources are drying up. This affects the quality of life of 250 thousand people, including 18 Indian villages. Indians, small and large producers, NGOs, researchers and local leaders participate in the Y Ikatu Xingu “Pure Xingu Water” Campaign for the protection and regeneration of its sources and ciliar bush area.”
As we reported a few weeks ago, the Wolves of America are once again in the cross hairs of hunters. There are currently a mere 9,000 wolves living within the entire United States, which was enough to have them removed from the Endangered Species list. Opening up the option for hunters to start shooting them. We thought it might be a good idea to embed this show from The Natural Kingdom Collection about Wolves, to enable us to all know a little more about their lives.
Three of the world’s leading experts share their intimate understanding of wolf behavior. John and Mary Theberge and Michael Runtz have spent a lifetime studying wolves and in particular, wolf language. Against the magnificent natural backdrop of one of the world’s greatest parks, we learn the nuances of wolf language and, in turn, perhaps better understand what they might be saying to each other.
Show text: From the gracious colonial style station which dates back to 1943 to the first hiss of steam, the huff and chuckle of the pistons and the slowly accelerating clackety-clack of the wheels over the tracks, you know you are in for an unforgettable adventure. The northern Transvaal of South Africa is utterly breathtaking.