Yesterday was International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a humble occasion that started ten years ago in a newspaper column. It spread to Facebook, and has gained monumental traction, with September 19 being celebrated worldwide. Across the planet yesterday grog was shared, peg-legs and eye-patches donned, and even the leader of the free world got in on the action.
Evans Ramokga, an Amplats strike leader, has told the Associated Press that a miner was run over by a police armoured car and dragged several metres before it stopped yesterday. He said the man died overnight in hospital.
Earlier this week, we reported on the Samsung/Apple feud currently reaching new lows. It started with a series of Samsung print ads dissing the new iPhone 5. Not having it, Apple fanboys then responded with their own series of adverts – countering the arguments made in the Galaxy S3 ad. All eyes were on Samsung for their response to Apple’s response to Samsung’s response to the iPhone 5. And here it is: a new TV advert mocking fanboys waiting outside Apple stores whenever there is a new release. The tagline for the ad, referring to the Galaxy S3, reads: “The next big thing is already here.”
A bunch of Korean engineering students get incredibly excited watching a group of women perform a racy dance routine, throwing more fist pumps per second than previously recorded in the history of their country.
In an attempt to recreate Willy Wonka’s famous “Golden Ticket”, Nestle has launched a new, not-dodgy-at-all, marketing campaign. They will be “stalking” six “lucky” customers using GPS-trackers that have been embedded in selected chocolate bars.
Donald Trump may not have hair (except for his magnificent comb-over), but he does have an opinion. Whether you want to hear that opinion or not is a different matter, but thanks to Twitter that doesn’t really matter. Here’s what Trump had to say about the Royal’s recent risqué run-ins with photographers.
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II describes events leading up the 1937-1938 Nanking Massacre with an account of the atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army. The controversial book was one of the first to introduce the massacre to the world in the English-language and inspired Geling Yan to write [...]
French authorities are getting nervous that the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in magazine Charlie Hebdo may result in violent backlashes.
That’s not a misprint folks, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams recently ran, swam and cycled in space the same distance as her earthbound counterparts would have done in the Nautica Malibu Triahtlon, which was held in Southern California.
Before his rise to fame, Banksy was actually an amateur soccer goalie. The below images are the first-ever CONFIRMED pictures taken of him, and were taken during a tour of Mexico in 2001.
There’s a lot of protesting and unrest in the Muslim parts of the world right now, mostly because of a movie called “The Innocence of Muslims.” At a recent 10 000-strong protest against the film, held in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province in Pakistan – things took a deadly turn for one of the protestors.
Low-cost airports are one the ideas the Department of Transport is considering as part of a bigger plan to bring long-term financial sustainability to the low-cost airline industry.
“Jaco Steyn, I am Louise de Waal’s mother – you killed my child and you will pay for what you did.” These words were spoken by the mother of one of the “Sunday Rapist’s” victims shortly before he was found guilty yesterday on 33 charges – including kidnapping, rape, and murder.
A man who died recently was found to have been stashing away gold bars worth $7 million under his house, while he only had $200 in his bank account. Walter Samaszko Jr., 69, of Carson city Nevada was also hoarding some rare gold coins, stocks, and a whole bunch of crap.
Berlin has just shot to the number three most visited tourist destination in Europe, coming in just behind London and Paris. The difference is that London and Paris have been hosting tourists for a good few hundred years. Berlin, on the other had, has only been welcoming guests for the last 20. Ze Germans aren’t too happy about this.
This morning we reported on Julius Malema getting bounced from Marikana yesterday by police officers. He wanted to “attend” an event where North West miners were to be briefed. Malema has promised to speak out sometime today in response. But in the meantime sit back, relax, and enjoy this footage taken of him being escorted off the premises.
In a game of one-upmanship with itself, nature was apparently unsatisfied with the destructive force of an ordinary tornado so it decided to up the ante and add some fire, the result: a “fire devil”.
I lost count how many 2oceansvibers have bought Vespa’s via 2oceansvibe and enjoyed a discount when doing so. They, along with me, are laughing at you, as you continue to “think about” getting a Vespa. Maybe this new Vespa LX 150 3-Valve will push you over the edge?
Consumer insights group, Pondering Panda, said on Monday that nearly two thirds of young South Africans have little idea of what hydraulic fracking is about.
After the launch of the iPhone 5 last week, Samsung launched a print campaign mocking Apple’s products, employees and customers. They also used the opportunity to tout all the offerings of their own Galaxy S3 handset. Not having it, Apple fanboys immediately got to work on a response. Check it out inside.
Across the globe, there’s scarcely a person, with Internet access, who has not illegally downloaded at least one song. More often than not it’s actually an entire album, and it’s usually not the first, nor the last time. Knowing this, Musicmetric collected data from around the world and compiled a report that reveals which countries are responsible for illegally downloading the largest amount of music.
One of Shell’s senior executives in the UK has been sentenced for deciding to be smart enough to print out his child porn collection at work. Anthony Sturman, who works at the London office of the oil giant, has now been given eight months and made to sign the sex offender’s register.
Can you see what they’ve done here? MINI have given us the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment. So it’s bigger than the MINI Cooper, but smaller than the Countryman, with a coupé vibe to boot! Arrives in SA next year!
In yet more violent retaliation against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed, the Hezb-i-Islami insurgent group has claimed responsibility for an attack that’s killed 12 people, including South Africans, in Kabul, Afghanistan today.