Gumboot Dancing studies (in French)

Some may find the Gumboot Dancing traditions of South Africa to be paradoxical. Take for example Professor Bernard Cros of Le département d’études anglophones de l’UFR de langues et cultures étrangères de l’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris X) who writes, in Cultures of the Commonwealth, No. 13, Winter 2006/2007 [in French] Etrange destin […]

Brit adapts S African auto flamethrower

A British gentleman has built upon the pioneering research of 1999 Ig Nobel Peace Prize winners Charl Fourie and Michelle Wong of Johannesburg, South Africa (who were honored for inventing an automobile burglar alarm consisting of a detection circuit and a flamethrower). The Daily Telegraph reports: Flame-thrower scooter owner arrested Colin Furze, a plumber [and […]

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