Monday, May 18, 2009
I recently came across this site about QROPS - UK Pension Transfers, that explains how to transfer a UK Pension. It explained in detail the pro's, cons, costs and benefits and is very thorough.
If you have heard of QROPS or worked in the UK or have UK Pension definitely visit QROPS Pension Transfer.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
For anybody who is thinking about an offshore investment, you should definitely visit this offshore investment post.
There is info on offshore investment, and offshore trusts that can look at. There is also a great analysis of different offshore bank accounts.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The debate has always centered on what is the world’s deadliest snake. There are so many different thoughts on this subject matter. Do you for example take the poison content per volume, or do you take how much poison the snake is capable of injecting? I.e. a snake can be the most venomous, but it is a docile snake, with fangs at the back of its mouth, that seldom bites people, and only injects a small amount of venom. Or do you take a slightly less venomous snake that it is aggressive, has fangs at front of its mouth, and injects a huge volume of poison? Which of these ranks higher? This is the debate.
Anyways, for those of you that know Africa, there is an incredible range of snakes. It is a continent that has hundreds of different snake types. Many of which are extremely deadly. One of most deadly snakes in Africa is the black Mamba. This snake has a pitch black mouth, hence its name. I have seen them 4m long, as thick as my forearm. Their poison is deadly, they move extremely quickly, and are one of the most aggressive snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin, which basically causes you to stop breathing fairly quickly if they bite you. For years we have been frequenting the bushveld and always stay at the same place. For the last five years there have always been leaves and thatch in the bath. We have never understood why, and have looked for what caused this. We thought that it might be some bats. Well, on one trip we found this massive shed skin of a mamba. To our surprise we realized that over the last few years we have had a mamba living in our roof! They can be so elusive if they want to, but don’t corner it, or it will strike at you!
So where do all the pictures of snakes come from? The average photographer has very few pictures of snakes. They are very hard to come across and even harder to photograph. Snakes are quick, elusive, and scarce! It is understandable that there is a shortage of good pictures of snakes on the internet. The site mentioned earlier has a great range of pictures of snakes as a snake specialist, catches and documents them, and then takes pictures of the snakes he has captured. They also have their scientific name, which is impressive. It is his absolute passion and hobby. He has an extensive range of different species on display. So if you are looking for an in depth snake pictures website, this is one to visit.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
This snake pictures is of a whip snake. It has a beautiful ruddy brown texture with a large eye. You will notice the large center stripe running down its back. These snakes are quite shy and extremely beautiful. They have unique markings with a "white lip". A zoom lens is required to take good snake pictures of these snakes. This is a particularly beautiful photo.