The worlds most adventurous (read: propaganda loving) president is at it again. In the past he has tranquilised tigers, shot crossbows and flown fighter jets, but this time Action Putin piloted a motorised hang glider over an Arctic wilderness leading six endangered Siberian cranes toward their winter habitat.
Striking miners are deciding to stick with violence as a means to solve the problems at Lonmin’s Marikana mine. Representatives of protesting workers who marched 5km to Lonmin’s Karee mine today from Marikana, said that they will kill Lonmin management unless they stop operations at the platinum mine.
This massive solar whip or filament is 800 000 kilometers long. That’s 20 times the circumference of the earth. Makes you feel small, doesn’t it. The gigantic solar filament collapse has been caught on a NASA observatory camera.
The Mail and Guardian is reporting that the long-running investigation by the Hawks into allegations of fraud and corruption by former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is almost at an end, and an arrest is immanent.
Professor Igor Danilevskiy has admitted to stabbing to death to people in an apartment in Kazan, Russia Todau reports. The crazed man scrawled “Free Pussy Riot” on the wall in the victims blood which he said was meant to confuse the cops into thinking it was a ritual killing.
A new study based on lessons learned from last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake indicates that if another major earthquake strikes Japan it could be one of the most fatal earthquakes in history.
The organisers of the 2012 Paralympics are worried about 300 athletes – 7% of all competitors – who are “bending the rules” in order to compete in classes where they are more likely to win gold medals.
Could Jacob Zuma’s Penis be the most painted presidential member of all time? Artist Ayanda Mabulu has created another painting that displays our President’s bits and pieces. CLICK THROUGH for full pic.
I have done two of these posts in the past and I thought I would do another. I made this decision for two reasons. The first is because they are simply fun to write, and secondly because I enjoy poking fun at the hoighty-toighty world of wine, where food and wine pairings are touted as [...]
The US and Turkey seem to have had enough of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and have begun their first “operational planning” meeting aimed at bringing about its demise. They are plotting for all eventualities, even a chemical attack in Damascus which Washington has called a “red line”.
A new video of kidnapped South African Stephen Malcolm McGowan has been published by Al Jazeera. McGowan was kidnapped along with Swede Johan Gustafson and Dutch national Sjaak Rijke over nine months ago. Though the video has only Al Jazeera’s voice over, the captives appear in good health.
Global warming is destroying the Great Barrier Reef. A scientist has published a paper today saying that radical ideas are needed to save the reef. Climate change has meant that the sea around world’s biggest coral reef has increased in temperature and acidity is slowly destroying the reef.
He’s been a politician, a businessman, and the Governor of California since 2003, which was also the last time Arnold starred in a film. The action movie gods have smiled on us and have returned Arnold to where he belongs: being a badass on screen with a thick Austrian accent.
The world is listening to more and more music online. Either streaming radio, downloading music, or using on-demand services like Spotify and We7. These on-demand services will generate £696 million for the global music industry in 2012 – a rise of 40%, new research has suggested. Artists, however, are complaining that they are getting paid very little despite their tracks getting 10′s of thousands of views.
The video shows a huge sprawling spliff farm housed in old Mussolini-era tunnels under Italy’s capital. The value of the bust is estimated at $3,7 million. There shouldn’t be too much fist pumping from the Italian police, however, as they found it by chance.
The man known as the ‘Facebook Rapist’ described in detail yesterday at the Cape Town High Court how he killed young model Nomfundo Tyhulu last year. He is already serving 50 years for raping and robbing two other models.
It’s a big, rich wine and it’s a bargain. I prefer the latter to the former, but it’s such a deal I thought it worth writing about. Everybody loves a good bargain. That’s the appeal of flea-markets and second-hand shops. I recently found awesome steam-punk styled salt ‘n pepper grinders for R100. The joy of [...]
When complete nut-job James Holmes applied for a place on a prestigious neuroscience doctoral programe last year at the University of Illinois, along with his CV and application, he added what any aspiring neuroscientist would add: a picture of himself feeding a llama.
The Telegraph has put together what they believe to be the 10 best photographs of the Olympics so far. There are some pretty spectacular images in the selection, but I found them to be a little biased toward team Britain.
Two wines delivered to me recently seem to show the two sides of South African wine at the moment sits. At least on the supermarket shelf side of things. The one showed progression, innovation (sort of), deliciousness and consideration; the other was a lesson in the typical, the normal and the unsurprising.
The Internet Archive is a totally, incredibly wonderfully awesome place. It is a vast digital library offering “free universal access to books, movies and music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.” It’s what the Internet is for. Now it’s even easier to download these files as they have teamed up with BitTorrent.
If you know the feeling of struggling through the last kilometre of your run, take heed of these five tips, as the songs on your running playlist may be the key to giving you that final burst of strength.
If you are going to be a big douche at the Olympics, don’t do it with Edith Bosch, Netherland’s world judo champion, standing next to you. Bosch put her skills to use at the 100m final on Sunday night, by hitting a moronic spectator who threw a bottle onto the track just before the race.
The Mail and Guardian reported today that the government is building South Africa’s first new town at a cost of R2-billion town in President Jacob Zuma’s home village of Nkandla, and taxpayers will be footing half the bill.
It must be tough to be a North Korean athlete at the Olympics. The hermit kingdom keeps a very close eye on their sportsmen and women in London, making sure none of them defect.
Nearly all of China’s 396 Olympians qualified for the Games under the patronage of the country’s monolithic Soviet-style sports system. Most are handpicked at an early age – as young as four – by scouts, and attend special schools to train in sports assumed to match physical attributes.
It seems we are on to a good thing with these little wine trip columns. So here is another one. It’s in a similar area to the last one, but just a touch further down the road. This week I’ll be giving you a guide to the Hemel en Aarde Valley.
The Mini-Cooper sized Curiosity Rover is on target to land on the surface of Mars at 07h31 am on August 6th. This presents the most advanced mission to Mars in the history of space exploration. William Shatner and Will Wheaton have contributed their voices to videos explaining the mission.
Olympic fans wanting to share every race, event and lunch over twitter, were told on Sunday to avoid non-urgent text messages and tweets during events because overloading of data networks was affecting television coverage.