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The Preikestolen

Preikestolen or Prekestolen, often known as "The Pulpit Rock," "Pulpit," or "Preacher's Chair," is a popular tourist destination in Norway's Rogaland county. A precipitous cliff called Preikestolen rises 604 meters (1,982 feet) above Lysefjorden. There is an almost level top of the cliff that is around 25 by 25 meters (82 feet by 82 feet). Preikestolen is situated on the fjord's northern bank, close to its western portion. Is there still time to see one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Norway? A concerning break in the well-known cliff near Stavanger may be enlarging, according to reports. Since the 1930s, scientists have been aware of the crack; a few years ago, bolts were inserted into the granite to allow for the monitoring of any changes. Preikestolen is a famous hiking site that rises 604 meters above the Lysefjord and welcomed almost 300,000 tourists per year. Geologists reported that the crack has grown in size f

Massive Crocodiles in Africa

With the surfacing of the video of a giant croc online, it elicited memories of Gustave, Africa's biggest crocodile. Gustave has eaten over 300 people from the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi. It weighs in at approximately 900kg. There have been several attempts made to capture and kill it since the 1990s. This is evident as Its body has three bullet wounds. In Zimbabwe, another Giant croc was captured and killed in 2010, its size was massive. Villagers posed for a photo with the giant dead crocodile.

Scientifically impossible places that actually exist

1. THE BOILING RIVER The Amazon rainforest is a place where the line between fact and fiction seems to blur into obscurity, although as scientists respectfully probe deeper into this enigmatic jungle, some of its most outrageous myths are turning out to be true. 2. NEVERENDING LIGHTNING STORM  Located at the mouth of the Catatumbo river, there’s a storm that rages continuously, with 250 strikes of lightning an hour. This phenomenon has been going on for centuries and it’s so massive that it’s visible up to 400 kilometres away. 3. THE HUM OF TAOS Inexplicable sounds are nothing new, but an eerie hum that lingers throughout the small town of Taos has been baffling people for years. The sound was first reported in 1993, when a group of locals complained to Congress about it. 4. CIRCLES OF NAMIBIA For years, scientists have been trying to figure out where these patches originate from. They’re known as “fairy circles,” ranging from five feet to 130 feet wide and can

Cab Drivers Announce a Looming Strike

Taxi drivers who use the digital ride-hailing services Uber and Bolt have called a strike that will begin the next week in protest of what they claim are excessive commission fees levied by the companies. According to the Organization of Online Drivers, beginning Monday, drivers will stop making reservations for passengers through the two applications. The National Transport and Safety Authority (Transport Network Companies, Owners, Drivers and Passengers) Regulations, 2022, which set a cap on the commissions the companies can charge at 18% per trip, were allegedly not implemented by Uber and Bolt, according to the drivers. Instead, Little Cab, Hava Cabs, and Yego Mobility will be used to make passenger reservations, according to their chairman Justin Nyaga. Charges for Bolt and Little Cab are correspondingly 20% and 15%. While Uber reduced the commission, according to Mr. Nyaga, it violated the rules by raising its booking fee from 4% to 11% each trip, effectively negating any benefit

World Cup chief reveals what will happen if people hold hands in Qatar

What will happen to people that hold hands throughout the competition has been disclosed by the Qatari World Cup's CEO. In the Gulf State, public expressions of affection will be permitted, according to Nasser Al Khater. "Look, we've always said that everybody is welcome here. All we ask is for people to be respectful of the culture.' he said. "Everybody is welcome here and everybody will feel safe when they come to Qatar. Everybody. But it's not me that I'm worried about. It's those ones that are messaging me. It's those people that aren't in the public eye that are scared to even be themselves and walk the streets." Many supporters are still hesitant about what they can and cannot do in the Middle East, despite Al Khater's assurances. Eight of the tournament's sites will not sell alcohol to spectators, it was declared yesterday. Additionally, there are still concerns regarding how the LGBT+ community will be received upon arriva

Is Time Travel Real?

People on Facebook have noticed a peculiar-looking man in a black-and-white 1940s photo where he seems to be using a gadget that is way too modern for the time period. According to the Sun, the mystery begins in Reykjavk, Iceland, in 1943, when the strange individual is observed around American soldiers who have been stationed during World War II. But this individual is not dressed in army fatigues. He sticks out instead because he is wearing a light-colored trench coat and is placing his hand close to his ear like a current cellphone user. It didn't take long for people on social media to weigh in and declare that the man must be a time traveler. The photo — first posted on the Icelandic Facebook group Gamlar ljósmyndir by user Kristjan Hoffmann in 2016 — was captioned: “One thing that draws attention to this  beautiful picture is that above the window, in the corner in the middle of the picture, a man is leaning and is on a cellphone.”   “I don’t know what to say, I don’t think h

Tusker Octoberfest

  Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL)  released the dates for Tusker Oktobafest 2022 which was set to take place throughout the month of October at various locations around the country. The annual Tusker event has seen over 100 acts perform throughout the month-long event across the country. The three major events were scheduled to take place in Tamasha, Eldoret (October 8th – 9th), Jamii Executive Gardens, Mwea (October 15th– 16th), and finale event at the Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi (October 28th – 30th). The events had unique beer experiences that saw the full KBL beer portfolio on full display. There was also live entertainment stages, gaming centres, and sports contests. Among the artists that have and are set to perform include; Khaligraph Jones, Mejja, Nadia Mukami, Nyashinski among many others. The events have been graced by the next generation of Kenyan musicians, the Tusker Nexters competition finalists who have had an opportunity to showcase their talents on the national platform. S


Kenya’s troubles with the developing public debt had been introduced to mild after it failed to make repayments on the Chinese loans given for the building of the widespread gauge railway (SGR). According to Treasury papers acquired by way of Business Daily, Kenya was fined Sh1.312 billion with the aid of Chinese banks for mortgage defaults in the fiscal year that ended in June. To finance the constructing of the SGR from Mombasa to Naivasha, Kenya accessed more than 500 billion shillings from Chinese lenders, led by ability of the Export-Import Bank of China. Due to inadequate revenue from the passenger and cargo offerings provided on the track—which totaled Sh18.5 billion in the fiscal 12 months ending in June in opposition to income of Sh15 billion—taxpayers have been compelled to undergo the rate of the SGR loans. According to the disclosure records obtained by the Business Daily, “This (Sh1.312 billion) corresponds to the cost of default on interest at one percent of the due amoun