You’ll never guess what humans and crickets have in common – and it’s either amazing or completely terrifying. Composer Jim Wilson recorded crickets, slowed down the track and produced what sounds like human voices singing.
You see and use these symbols every day – but do you have any idea where they come from? Believe it or now, many of the UI symbols that have become second nature to us actually have a meaning derived from nature, history, and psychology. Some of these symbols were specifically designed with the user [...]
It’s the largest structure ever sent to sea – and it’s hella big. The Prelude is as long as the Empire State Building is high, plus another 150 feet.
What drama! A toddler was body-slammed to the ground by Obama’s dog in an unprecedented scene at the White House last week.
The internet has dubbed him “Tippy the Fainting Squirrel”. It’s clear to see why. What’s not clear, however, is precisely why he keeps fainting. Is it a defense mechanism? A bout of illness? Or has he been eating fermented nuts?
It’s just about to become your favourite time of the year. Work is winding down, the sun is coming out to play and holiday season is just around the corner.
Yesterday afternoon, like so many summer afternoons in Johannesburg, saw some really destructive hail tear through parts of the city, leaving hundreds of people questioning the safety of their cars, windows and pets.
Well, they don’t want to put solar panels ALL OVER the moon, they just want to to put a cheeky little 400 kilometer-wide belt of solar panels around the moon. Casual.
BEWARE: This post contains graphic footage of an endangered species literally exploding from the inside out. We didn’t tell you to click on it – you clicked on it using your own volition – we merely gave you the option.
Marcos Rodriguez Pantoia claims that not only was he raised by wolves but that he had a guardian pet snake.
If you’re anything like us, your love for coffee knows no bounds. And while you might be on good terms with your local barista, travelling abroad and not knowing where to get your morning cuppa is an awful thought.
There are some serious concerns that Brazil’s world cup stadia will just simply not be completed in time for the football festivities in June next year. And now, progress has been slowed significantly after a crane crashed on top of a stadium in Sao Paolo yesterday, killing two people.
You know that “no animals were harmed in the making of this film” thing? Those of us who watched Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning ‘Life of Pi’, will remember the tiger, Richard Parker. Well, apparently he wasn’t “not harmed” in the production of the film after all.
Making Capetonians proud: Cape Town-based businessman and media personality, Richard Hardiman, has made it into the global final of Entrepreneur X Factor 2013! Hardiman has had his entrepreneurial fingers in a number of successful pies like digital platforms, online radio (right here at 2oceansvibe nogals) as well as manufacturing. But it’s his latest venture that pits him against 20 businessmen from 15 countries.
The dog that fell the equivalent of 50 stories into the depths of Kimberley’s big hole has been successfully rescued, thanks to a dedicated ER24 team.
This is possibly one of the most embarrassing helicopter crashes ever. If the pilot is reading this – we apologise – but you can’t hide stuff like this for long.
One day it’s just open sea – the next day there’s an island. Filmed just off the coast of Japan, an erupting volcano has just formed an entirely new island that is about 650 meters across.
Alright, alright – so we had to post a story about this. One page on social media posts pictures of an American woman sitting next to a dead lion that she killed in South Africa, and the whole internet goes nuts.
We weren’t even aware that South Africa was prone to earthquakes but, sure enough, Johannesburg was just hit with a magnitude 4 earthquake. Click to read all about it.
If you were doubting the reported scale of the flooding in Somerset West, you can stop that right now. This insane aerial footage gives the clearest insight into the severity and spread of this weekend’s flooding in Somerset West, outside of Cape Town. Shot by Air Flow, the video description reads as follows: Flooding in [...]
Our Cape Town readers will be aware of the massive thunderstorm last night that nailed us pretty hard. Here are a bunch of pics, showing just how radical the flash flood was. From Chapman’s Peak to dire scenes at Strand and Somerset Medi Clinic.
This video serves to confirm that Russian children, at least in 1997, are hard as nails. Here, two siblings take part in a friendly game of ‘see who can take down the deadly mammal’.
Florida seems a nice enough place to live. But there is always that niggling worry that there’s something wrong with Florida. Oh yes, that’s it – you’re permanently at risk of losing everything you own down a massive gaping hole in the earth.
With a maximum sustained wind speed estimated at 315kph, Typhoon Haiyan was probably the strongest tropical typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, meteorologists say.
In yet another case showcasing Australia’s uber-tight border control regulations, officials at Australia’s customs desk have declared international copies of Katy Perry’s new album, “Prism,” to be an indisputable bio-hazard. Why? Is it because her album is just so terrible and they need an excuse to get it off the number one spot on Australia’s Aria chart? No. It’s because Katy Perry gives away free seeds with her album.
If you think this is a story about a talking dog, you’re wrong. This is a groundbreaking story about what researchers at Duke University are calling “the most scientifically important dog in over a century.”
Internet pet exhibitionism has been a staple of online life since the dark days of Internet Explorer, but 2013 was the year of the non-humanoid megastar. TV is no longer the only platform that owners of remarkable pets can exploit for their profit – check out how much cash these animals are raking in for their owners.
National Geographic recently compiled an interactive map that allows us to examine what the Earth might look like if we allow all the sea-ice to melt. It is estimated that if said ice does melt, the ocean will rise by a full 66 metres. And anyone who knows how the ocean works will know that 66 metres is a stupendously ridiculous number that will have massive effects on the landscape.