Anybody with any loyalty to a particular sports team will attest to the soul crushing disappointment that you feel when your team loses. For English fans, this year’s World Cup was devastating – you have no idea just how much.
This is a very graphic video, but it should be shown. Meriam Ibrahim’s case is a well publicised one and has gained international attention. She has been sentenced to 100 lashings and then to be hung, if her appeal is not successful…
The hassle and inconvenience of finding parking and sitting in work traffic has all been solved by this Chinese farmer. Check out his motorized suitcase – why didn’t I think of that?
When you catch fame at such a young age, this is exactly what happens. Or maybe you’re just naturally a little douche. Either way, the Biebs is getting himself into some deep water over past, tasteless comments.
Oh dear. This is unfortunate. A billboard owner in southern India is enjoying the fruits of a marketing meltdown after signage dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela featured Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Jr, and… Yep, Morgan Freeman.
Australia – where the English sent their convicts in the 18th century, and where the convicts hunted the aboriginals to near-extinction. It’s a harsh land, full of mystery and wonder. And incest, it seems.
A Chinese man, like so many others before him, thought death to be more favourable than shopping. Difference is – he actually killed himself.
Yesterday, a man from California was arrested due to allegations that he ran an infamous ‘revenge porn’ website that hosted images of men’s ex-girlfriends.
Whenever you make an online credit card purchase, the processing bank as well as the merchant in question both see all your details. That means your name, number and address. But what if you don’t want them to?
The internet is a place where lots of dark things happen. Bitcoins can be used to kill politicians and buy drugs, social media is used to post rape videos, and don’t even try to start a debate on Twitter. But a new low was reached when a 20-year-old live streamed his suicide attempt.
Ag shame. After going through the effort of buying pirated copies of Mandela:Long Walk to Freedom in the backstreets of Joburg, it has now been revealed that the DVDs don’t feature the actual movie.
The sentence “I wonder when Mike Tyson will write an autobiography” was definitely never uttered by anyone ever. But despite this, Mike Tyson shocked all when his new work ‘Undisputed Truth’ was published on Tuesday.
Exactly one month ago we posted a story about someone in Northampton dressing up as Pennywise from Stephen King’s It. He was spotted prowling the grungy streets of Northampton at night, holding flowers or juggling balls. He has since become a global sensation, but opinion was mixed in the town. Some residents praised the man, but some called for his arrest. And, after a month of infamy – the clown has finally been nabbed.
The seaside town of Pringle Bay in the Western Cape is outraged at a National Geographic documentary that used food to lure baboons to a specially modified and fully furnished cottage in the area. The cottage is part of the Cape Hangklip Hotel, and the television series, Big Baboon House, raises ethical questions.
Fruit and Veg City has been taking a social media lambasting from irate consumers that caught the fresh food retailer selling endangered fish species in a few of their stores. Debate was intense, with both customers and Fruit and Veg City getting in on the action. The retailer has since issued an official statement detailing how they plan to handle the situation of endangered fish “slipping through their nets”.
The internet is a bizarre place, filled with dancing robots singing Bohemian Rhapsody, crazy lawyers suing charities and cartoonists for no good reason, pages and pages of tentacle porn, and gigs and gigs worth of hate-filled YouTube comments. But every now and then the internet dons a cape and becomes a super hero.
Argentinean tennis player, David Nalbaldian lost his marbles yesterday afternoon in the finals of the AEGON Championships at Queens in London, and kicked at some advertising boards and injured a linesman in the process; the act got him disqualified from the finals which saw Marin Cilic take the title.
Things have been less than fun with respect to freedom of speech and freedom of expression in the landlocked central African country of Ethiopia in recent years. And they just got worse. Because now a simple 30-second Skype call could land you in jail.
Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, 27-year-old internet entrepeneur Pavel Durov, created a mini street riot in St. Petersburg recently when he and the vice-president of his popular Facebook-alike social networking site VKontakte were snapped throwing paper planes made out of 5000 ruble notes into the street below their head office. Picture of this cruel foolery, after the jump.
South Africa is going to foot the bill for salvaging the Japanese fishing vessel currently stranded on Clifton First beach, according to the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa). The owner of the ship, which ran aground on Saturday and has since moved 25m closer to the shore, has to date refused to cover the costs of the salvage.
The Dalai Lama made news this weekend when he told UK weekly, the Sunday Telegraph that he had been warned the Chinese government was training female assassins in the arts of poison in order to have him killed. China reckons they could have whacked him ages ago. The plot thickens, after the jump!
After receiving a tip-off, the Sunday Times on Friday discovered that millions of rands worth of school textbooks had simply been dumped at a warehouse in King William’s Town, in the Eastern Cape.
The Hawks raided the home of one Dawie Groenwald this morning, in an “uncapped asset forfeiture” (read: repo raid) worth an estimated R55 million. This is part of one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife cases involving rhino poaching and trade in their horns, and we’ve got photos from the raid, and the police statement, after the jump!
Just as Twitter was cooling off from last Friday’s Jessica Leandra furore, another South African model (and also actress, apparently) called Tshidi Thamana (@tshditee) set the infernos of South African outrage blazing once more with a tweet she fired off in response to the Leandra debacle this weekend. But the biggest question on our lips is, who the hell is Tshidi Thamana?
Divisive comments on same-sex relationships and homosexuality by ANC MP and Head of the Congress of Traditional Leaders, Patekile Holomisa have drawn criticism from defenders of same-sex equality and caused the ANC caucus in Parliament to issue a statement distancing itself from Holomisa’s words.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, along with three other Frenchmen, have been accused of gang rape. Judges in charge of the investigation into a prostitution ring involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn now face two options: dismiss the new allegations, or bring charges of gang rape against them. It’s likely that the charges will stick.
With her name trending on Twitter, and most of the major news outlets having picked up the story, Jessica Leandra is having a pretty crap Friday thus far. Last night she tweeted a little bigotry that she may regret for a lot longer than it took her to respond to the backlash on her website. Her full apology, after the jump, but is it enough?
You cannot make this stuff up. FHM model and self-described “glamorous blonde of Mediterranean nationality, born and bred in South Africa” dropped a K-bomb on another shopper during altercation in Spar last night, and then took to Twitter with her bile. More of Jessica’s online foolishness, after the jump!