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    I thought we had an old thread about our WORST SOUVERNIRS but I can't seem to locate it tonight....

    Anyway, there is a lot of truth to this.

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      Here it is!!! Got to live up to my reputation!!!!!

      http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...venir#post2477

      Actually I love my hand-waving cat.

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        Don't know where to put this one, so it goes in here.
        Monkeys hitched a ride from Malaysia to Rotterdam on a Container ship: http://gcaptain.com/monkeys-hitch-ri...Captain.com%29
        They were probably scared of flying with Malaysian Airlines??

        On a rig move with a 4-legged Jackup through the cross-over canal between Forcados and Escravos Rivers in Nigeria back in the mid 1980s we got a little close to one bank and a leg swiped into trees. When we got clear one pis*ed off monkey was hanging in a leg and made it's displeasure loudly known.
        It was eventually captured and returned to land on one of our supply vessels. (Whether it was returned to the jungle I do not know, monkey meat is popular in the Niger Delta)

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          Those monkeys must have been really hungry when they arrived at Rotterdam! I don't think there would be so much bananas growing on the container ship.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            Landing a rocket on a barge in the open ocean is no mean feat: http://gcaptain.com/watch-history-ma...e-ship-at-sea/

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              A fishy story:
              The recipe for longevity is obvious; live in cold deep water and swim slowly: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/44734...bout-400-years

              As an aside; Fishing boat from Sunnmore was targeting Greenland sharks in the Davis Strait back in the 1950s/60s: http://www.fiskeri.no/Reklame/Hakjer...20side%201.htm

              They only took the lever and dumped the body back, as the meat had no commercial value. They were sometime said to be swimming away with the guts trailing, after having it's belly slit open.

              It is only eaten in Iceland, after being fermented. Said to be one of the most revolting food anywhere: http://www.dagbladet.no/2016/02/15/t...isen/43158570/
              Has anybody here tried this Icelandic delicacy??

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                Has Iceland turned into Disney Land?: http://www.todayonline.com/lifestyle...ing-disneyland

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                • pilotdane
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                  Yet another place I didn't get to soon enough. I'm afraid many spots in Norway are in the same boat judging by the number of cruise ships that call there.

                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  I agree, pilotdane. Norway is already busy with huge cruise ships, and I do not doubt these monstrosities are excellent for the economy but what about the basic integrity of the country. Iceland is different - a country which has a long history of independence and relative isolation. Crowds in small towns in a regular basis. Then again I do not know what many Icelanders and Norwegians think about the masses of tourist ships in their ports.

                Fidel Castro died yesterday. RIP.
                World leaders have sent their condolences: http://www.todayonline.com/world/lea...nsideTodaypage
                Most are polite and factual, with two exceptions. Maybe because they are not yet leaders, or don't know anything about diplomacy, common courtesy or manners?

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                  Check your spare change for missing coin.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...olen-1.4042325

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                  • pakarang
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                    As the coin is 100 kg, I think my pants pockets would have been quite full and my pants down at knee height.

                  A strange dead creature washed up on a beach on Seram Island, Moluccas, East Indonesia: https://www.vice.com/en_id/article/a...e-freaking-out

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                    Another battle over crowed size is brewing between Trump and Obama.

                    Obama is back at the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin and drawing a huge crowed of admirers: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ands-in-berlin

                    While Trump, who are in Brussels for a EU meeting and NATO Summit, is drawing a large crowed of protesters: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/tru...elgium-n764231

                    Who are the winner is up for a toss.

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                      Inovative young man save on travel expenses from Newcastle to London: https://www.indy100.com/article/flys..._campaign=i100

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                        That last story shared by ombugge is bordering unbelieveable in this age of environmental concerns.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          From vg.no today:
                          THE ALLIGATOR WHO ESCAPED FROM ZOO BERLIN DURING WORLD WAR II IS DEAD

                          An 84-year-old alligator with an unusual life story has died in a Moscow zoo.

                          The alligator Saturn died of old age, says animal passers-by in the Russian capital. He was unusually old. Wild alligators are usually between 30 and 50 years old, according to a statement from the zoo where the alligator lived most of his life.

                          Saturn was born in the United States around 1936, and from there was brought to Zoo Berlin. There, the 3.5-meter-long beast escaped on November 23, 1943. For two years, it survived on its own at the end of the war, while the bombs rained on the German capital and Allied soldiers finally defeated Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.

                          Eventually, however, British soldiers discovered the reptile, and Saturn ended up captive again. In July 1946, the alligator was brought to Moscow.

                          After the war, a myth arose that Saturn had belonged to Hitler, says the Moscow Zoo. However, there is nothing to substantiate the rumor, which is also prevalent in Germany.

                          - Although it should have belonged in theory, no animals are involved in war and politics, the statement says, where the zoo writes that it has been an honor to hold Saturn for 74 years. (NTB)

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                          • yvneac
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                            Didn't know this story. Stunning.

                          • wherrygirl
                            wherrygirl commented
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                            I started by wondering how the alligator had apparently remained unnoticed after it had escaped from the zoo. Then I noticed the date. Wiki gave details which answered my thoughts. The zoo suffered terrible damage from Allied bombing during WW2 and it mentions particularly 22 and 23 November 1943, when on the first day 30% of the animal population was killed and the following day there was a direct hit on the aquarium. So Saturn escaped being killed. But how did he survive, and where, during the following two years? Wiki says that by the end of the war only 91 animals out of a population of 3715 had survived.
                            See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Zoological_Garden

                          • ombugge
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                            Probably plenty of putrefied "meat" to be found at the time in that area. (The favourit food for Crocodiles)
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