‘Time’ is known for their world-class journalism, hard hitting analysis and classy magazine covers. Never one to take cheap shots at public figures, the world was shocked when they decided to make a fat joke on their most recent cover.
We may have found a story about the worst hangover in recorded history. Canadian Masters’ student, Garret Elsey, had only just arrived at Bristol University when he decided to get a few drinks on his first night out. What began as a tame night of pizza, beer and jagermeister soon became a stomach-churning disaster.
Okay fine, so it’s not National Geographic, but any international recognition is good recognition, right? In a post that lists some of the world’s most colourful and attractive nieghbourhoods, its good to see some local South African flavour chucked in to the mix.
Jaimie Alexander – heard the name? If not, don’t be too concerned. Apart from appearing in a few low-budget horror flicks, she hasn’t made much of an impression on Hollywood. That is, until she decided to step out onto the red carpet without any underwear.
What do you do if you want a live feed on your smartphone that displays all of your body’s biometric data? You shove a massive computer chip under your skin, of course. Tim Cannon, a biohacker, recently became the first person to have one of these implanted – and it looks pretty painful.
This is some of the worst driving you will ever see. Not simply because of the actual driving, but because of the driving philosophy held by the driver in question – it boggles the mind.
This grim story seems to have come out of nowhere. It looks as if it originates with two Russian anti-gay activists, who were seeking to lure a gay man into their house so that they can taunt and question him.
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.
Whether we believe in the magic of David Blaine or not – we can’t help but enjoy his big stunts for their sheer spectacle. Especially if that spectacle involves doing a ‘magic trick’ on Kanye West and making him look silly.
The word around town is that Vanity Fair has a scathing article on Gwyneth Paltrow in the works, and she is doing absolutely everything she can to stop them publishing it. According to RadarOnline.com, she is attempting to utterly “destroy” the magazine’s reputation before her story goes to print.
In yet another series of pranks – Kimmel invited parents all over America to trick their kids. Now, while trick-or-treating is fairly foreign to South African kids, American kids take it very, very seriously. And if they don’t get their fair share, all hell breaks loose.
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.”
Weighing in at 445 kilograms at his heaviest, Paul Mason was the worlds fattest man. Constricted to his bed because of massive bulk, the 52 year-old had to consume 20,000 calories a day just to keep himself going. That was until he underwent a mammoth surgery procedure at the NHS, which helped him get rid of a staggering 300 kilograms of fat. Now that he’s lean – he’s managed to bag himself a woman with the help of the internet. The fat guy’s got game.
Previously unheard audio recordings of Marilyn Monroe will be used in a new ad for Chanel’s iconic fragrance. In the clip, Monroe confirms that she doesn’t wear much when she goes to bed, only Chanel No.5.
When it comes to comic books, they tend to diversify their characters by adding different powers, different colours or different capes. Very rarely, they’ll chuck in the odd female superhero. But never have they really ventured very far into racial or ethnic minorities when it comes to creating new characters. That’s all about to change, with the creation of a new superheroine. A teenage Muslim girl from Jersey, Kamala Khan.
It certainly doesn’t feel like 14 years since the world started questioning David Beckham’s ability to name a child appropriately. Now, 14 year-old Brooklyn Beckham has come into his own, and is making progress towards stepping out of his fathers massive shadow. He’s been training with Manchester United, attended trials at Chelsea and is now at Queens Park Rangers – but he made a bigger impression on the British press when he stepped out with mother, Victoria Beckham, at the 2013 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards yesterday.
Being a consumer is great when you have two heavyweight tech brands fighting to the death for your money. The competition between Google and Apple is heating up – and that is totally fine by us. In response to Apple’s launch of the iPad Air and OS X Mavericks, Google released the new Nexus 5 phone, as well as their new Android operating system. But they didn’t stop there.
There have been rumours about this sort of transaction happening for a while now – but sources in Russia have just confirmed that a deal has very definitely been sealed. What’s more, police have given the lucky lady the green light, claiming that the transaction, “does not fit into a description of the ‘Prostitution’ clause.” Really? It doesn’t?
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.
This is awesome. A busker in Berlin was caught on camera by a passer-by when he was playing ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beat. Halfway through, a bald man and his dog approach him as the man begins to chime in. Surprisingly, he sings pretty well. The busker doesn’t seem too fazed by the whole ordeal, until he realises that the bald man just happens to be Bronski Beat’s legendary frontman, Jimmy Somerville.
In 2002, three women from Cleveland, Ohio went missing. In May this year, after 11 years in captivity Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight emerged from the basement of Ariel Castro’s house, after Amanda and her new baby managed to escape and alert authorities with the help of this guy. Now, Michelle Knight has come clean about some of the things that their captor, Ariel Castro, had done to them.
Everybody knows the the people at News Of The World are a bunch of lying, hacking, no-good, low-lifes – but it needs to be proven in court before any punitive action can be taken. And now, former News International (NOTW’s parent company) chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, stands accused by the prosecution of orchestrating a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by using News International employees and resources to hide or destroy notebooks, computers and emails that would prove that NOTW had repeatedly broken the law.
It’s everyone’s dream job to work at Google, isn’t it? It’s one of the most forward-thinking corporations on earth – the pay is great, the benefits are out of this world, and the working environment is unparalleled anywhere else. Take the Swiss office, for example, where employees spend their days working inside old ski-lifts, and can take a breather in an aquarium equipped with reclining seats. So what’s the downside?
“Lets go do a show in Brazil,” Bieber’s manager said. “It will be so relaxing,” he said. Well, after what has been a very hectic week in Brazil, it doesn’t look like JB will be going back any time soon. First, he attempts to leave a brothel under a bed sheet, but gets caught anyway. And now this. It feels as if, by some divine mercy, some sort of deity has heard the worlds’ anti-Bieber sentiments,and has answered them oh so swiftly.
Our collective fascination with the extra-terrestrial is never-ending. We always seem to be able to come up with new ways of tricking ourselves into believing that there are indeed aliens floating around earth. Whether it’s crop-circles, weird lights in the sky or strange things in the water – we are constantly reminded that more often than not, we’re just spooking ourselves. This time, it’s the American drones that are to blame.
Look, it couldn’t have been helped. You’ve had a busy few weeks at work, and you let the Rob Ford drug scandal pass you by. Understandable. But now that it has blown up, your knowledge-gap is becoming a liability in social situations. Get up to speed, fast.
Woah-hoh! Looks like Bieber has grown up somewhat and is developing a taste for expensive women. The pint-sized pop star was apparently visiting one of Rio Di Janeiro’s biggest brothels, Centauros, and photographers rushed to the scene to catch him before he left. The 19 year-old pop star and his friend spent more than three hours in the popular whorehouse — before leaving with two women, sources said.
There have been sightings of four mysterious ‘barges’ floating in the San Francisco bay area. Journalists and coast guards have gone to extra lengths to find out precisely what these things are, and to whom they belong. Sadly, they’ve managed to find out nothing, except for the fact that they belong to Google, and that the internet-giant is using them for some sort of secret project.
Banksy has hordes of Americans drooling and panting over his most recent installations all over New York. In October, he took a 31-day ‘residency’ in the streets of NY, and in that time managed to turn 5 neighbourhoods into one massive graffiti scavenger hunt. His stay caused waves across American media, as he taunted Mayor Bloomberg, criticised the new world trade centre design and filled a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with animatronic pig and sheep plush toys.
Imagine, if you will, the cat lady in ‘The Simpsons’. Take that archetype, transmute her into reality and make her Polish – this will give you a good idea of the lady who was recently found to have 100 dead cat bodies in her home. She’s no ordinary cat lady. Looking to elevate herself above the competition, she took her crazy to the next level when she attempted to create “a new cat species” in her basement.