Tiger? No. Monkey? No. Elephant? Close. The most trafficked mammal in the world isn’t that well known, and therein lies the problem. This pinecone with legs is disappearing from the face of the earth, while almost no one knows of its existence.
When Anders Helstrup jumped out of a plane over Hedmark, south east Norway, he didn’t anticipate getting within high-fiving distance of a meteor traveling at 470km per hour.
The guy who won the sixth largest lotto jackpot in US history on 19 February sat on the ticket until 1 April. Why? Because the guy has a sense of humour, and also because he spent that time planning for something – not what the average lotto winner would do with his windfall.
We are sad to tell you that the positively spectacular #IsearchMyCity competition brought to you by Black Key Diamonds, NAC Makana Aviation and the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa is now closed. BUT, we are very happy to tell you that we have a winner! Was it it you? Keep reading to find out…
Fouling assassination attempts, bombings, coups and uprisings are all in a day’s work for North Korea’s intelligence officers. Only a handful of North Korean intelligence officials have ever escaped from the hermit kingdom. One of them spilled the beans on the turmoil and paranoia in the secretive country.
Take a stroll down the abandoned mines in Johannesburg, where hundreds, if not thousands of illegal miners, known as Zama Zamas, risk their lives to support their families. Watch VICE’s incredible exposé on the illegal mines in Jo’burg and the deadly gang warfare within them.
The Kremlin has announced that Putin’s divorce has been finalised. Back in 2008 rumours buzzed that the Russian President was going to divorce his wife and hook up with former Olympic gymnast, Alina Kabayeva.
Nigella’s confession of a coke habit has put her on the US no-fly list. Witnesses say she was bounced from boarding a flight bound for Los Angeles, and did not look particularly happy.
A while ago, artist Clayton Pettet claimed he would lose his virginity on stage under the guise of art. Well, the media took hold of his idea and his performance piece was highly anticipated. What happened? A sex stunt… And loads of bananas.
With more of us using the digital ether that is the Cloud platform, the technology is replacing physical storage of old (CDs, DVDs, magazines and floppy disks) and provides users with an invisible mainframe to maintain one’s digital life. But although the Cloud may seem intangible, somewhere in the world, massive servers are chowing through electricity.
Right now there are no written laws in South Africa to do with the private use of drones in commercial airspace. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) thinks otherwise:
North Korea is known as the hermit kingdom for a reason. What is suspected to be a North Korean “spy drone” crashed on a South Korean island on Monday, but to call it a spy drone is an insult to the name. Please enjoy this hilarious North Korean attempt at spying on its neighbours.
The BBC reports that there has been a sharp rise in the purchase of fake HIV test results in Uganda. Persons testing positive for HIV are compelled to purchase negative test results from health professionals in order to secure work. Infection carries a heavy social penalty in Uganda.
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest Christian TV network with their headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, is certainly not modest. It looks like they briefed their interior designer to leave just a couple spots free of gold.
Here’s a story for all the penguins who’ve ever inadvertently swum through an oil slick… or for anyone who’s helped clean up the beaches after a bad spill. Acublot is a new, very clever way of dealing with oil spills – and it’s the brainchild of an Upington hairdresser… True story. Catch Tech Report every Thursday [...]
Miranda Kerr is smoking hot. The kinda hot straight woman would switch teams for. This is who the stunning supermodel would like to be lesbians with.
Maybe you don’t remember or know of the infamous Heaven’s Gate cult. As cults go, it ended in a mass exit (suicide) of 39 members in 1997. A recent article about them, not only divulges about their affinity for technology but how they funded themselves through web design.
$19 Billion for a free messaging platform, with almost no revenue. $2 Billion for another revenue-less tech toy… Is Silicon Valley taking the piss, or do they enjoy blowing bubbles as much as a kindergartener? Ooh… bubbles.
When someone rips out a smartphone to take a picture, it’s kinda obvious. No private eye, sneaky paparazzi or sly photographer can snap a pic of their target, without a smartphone sized bullseye spooking their prey. This new light-bending iPhone 5 cover, COVR Photo, solves this tricky conundrum.
People with a technical background often struggle to convey the specifics of a problem to a layperson. This is compounded in a corporate meeting when your boss will say anything just to get a new client to sign.
Keep your media with you on-the-go with a Seagate 500GB Wi-Fi HDD. Large enough to hold all of your favourite movies, music and photos, the HDD affords media junkies the ability to wirelessly stream their media to their iPad® or Android® tablet. Including a fast USB 3.0 connection and downloadable media sync software to easily [...]
Lord of the Rings director private jet in MH370 search. Gunman kills 4 at US military base. Zuma’s response is hilarious. Bomber blows himself up due to summer-time change. Will Monaco royals attend Grace premiere? Sharapova bikini beach shots.
The reality TV show, ‘Lindsay,’ on Oprah’s television network is Lindsay Lohan’s last shot at redemption. Well that’s its tagline anyway. Here are some excerpts from the show that deals with the star coming to terms with her fading fame.
This portable home is a far stretch from any RDP house on the market. Dubbed The Tiny-Project, it is the creation of Web designer Alek Lisefski, who wanted to live a much more simpler and sustainable life. Check out his incredible portable home here.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report has a lot of ANC figures and lawyers coming out of the woodwork in Jacob Zuma’s defence. But she’s not scared. Madonsela thinks that people should stop protecting the president as if he was a “child or a victim.”
The first music video for Skrillex’s new album ‘Recess,’ was shot in SA. ‘Ragga Bomb’ is pretty hectic, and in the words of its director Terence Neale: “Shot in the heart of JHB with ‘Jedi’ Recycling Boarders…..? Don’t ask……..just watch!”
Yes, North Korea does have a space program, aptly and ironically named the National Aerospace Development Administration – NADA. Not only is the North Korean space program’s name suspiciously similar to NASA, its new official logo bears an uncanny resemblance to NASA’s.
Hipsters love their coffee, as much as they love wearing ironic clothing and pretentious facial hair. If you have been to a coffee shop in a hipster hot spot, you would be familiar with these bizarre coffee requests.