Facebook Stocks Plummet As Investors Scramble To Sell Shares – More than $10bn (£6.3bn) was wiped off Facebook’s value on its first full day as a public company, rattling investors and provoking criticism of the social network’s banking advisers. [telegraph]
Watch The SpaceX Launch LIVE – After aborting their first attempt at the last possible second on May 19, SpaceX will make its second attempt at 12:44 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 22, (09h44 SA time) to launch its Dragon capsule to a historical rendezvous with the International Space Station. Watch it live above, and check out the rest of our coverage here on Open Space. [here]
SA Church Calls For Zuma Penis Artist To Be Stoned To Death – As the ANC yesterday prepared to launch its court bid to have the controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma removed from the Goodman Gallery, in Johannesburg, one of South Africa’s biggest churches called for artist Brett Murray to be stoned to death. [timeslive]
Why Did Zuckerberg Get Married After The IPO? – Getting married was a smart business move as well as a personal milestone for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, with the timing of the wedding, the day after the company’s initial public offering, potentially proving particularly advantageous, California divorce lawyers said on Sunday. [reuters]
Let’s Chat About Mark Zuckerberg’s Wife: Priscilla Chan – Zuckerberg has been in the spotlight ever since Facebook went big and his life story was even portrayed on the big screen in the movie, “The Social Network.” But who is his new billionaire bride? [abcnews]
Zim’s Justice Minister Denounces Gay Rights – After meeting with the UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay on Monday, Patrick Chinamasa said Zimbabwe would arrest same sex partners found committing homosexual acts. [mail&guardian]
Nadal Dominates Djokovic In Rome Final – Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-3 in the Rome Masters ATP final, making it three clay-court titles from four outings ahead of the French Open. The win means that he will move back ahead of Roger Federer at number two in the world rankings. [skynews]
There’s A New Viral Song You Should Know About – Because we insist that songstresses appear instantly and go viral – the Internet has lit a flare for the newest girl being pouty and emoting on a tonal scale. Kitty Pryde’s “Okay Cupid” racked up almost 200,000 hits in its first week on YouTube. It’s quite cool. Try it. [thedaily]
Does Organic Food Turn You Into A Jerk? – Are these strawberries organic? Is this omelette made with free-range eggs? Can you swap out the rice for quinoa? Is this kale locally sourced? Pesticide-free? Fair trade? Are the hazelnuts local? The onslaught of questions from an enlightened eater can test the patience of even the calmest restaurant server. [time]
Powerball Lotto Sitting At R915 Million – There is surely no better way to join the ranks of Zuckerberg than to win a ottery of just under 1 billion Rand. Surely not? Imagine living a stress-free life, doing what you want to do? Buy your tickets to tomorrow’s Powerball lottery online [here]
SA’s Cable Theft Is Being Addressed – Authorities battling copper cable theft received a new weapon in their arsenal yesterday when the Second-Hand Goods Act was launched. The legislation is meant to strengthen the hand of law enforcement agencies in dealing with cable theft. [businessday]
The Anchorman 2 Teaser Trailer will Rock Your World – Being the baby of Anchorman writers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay naturally entitles Funny or Die to certain perks. Namely: Gaining exclusive access to an exclusive teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel. [gawker]
New Sleep Mask Let’s You Control Your Dreams – In a twist straight out of the movie Inception, a duo of developers from Brooklyn, New York, have built a sleeping mask designed to allow people to have lucid dreams that they can control. [dailymail]
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Mommy Matters With Jess – This week’s bumper two hour show features TV & Radio Personality- and mommy-to-be, Kia Johnson – that’s if she makes it in studio before she goes into labour. Tune in from 19h00-21h00 for the show.
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