A new aircraft called the Solar Impulse 2, was unveiled in Switzerland on 9 April. In 2015 its creators plan to circumnavigate globe in the plane that is completely solar-powered.
North Korea is extremely angry at Switzerland, because the land of watches, Cuckoo clocks and chocolate refused to sell the tiny nuclear dictatorship a line of ski lifts for a much-publicised ski resort. Here’s the BBC: The equipment – which included chair lifts and cable cars – was for the Masik ski resort project which [...]
Come to Switzerland – see the Alps, blow a horn, wear a funny hat and, as of 26 August, shag a prostitute in a sex-box. These bus-stop like “sex-boxes” have been erected west of Zurich in a former industrial area to maximise romance – no, safety – for the country’s sex-workers.
What started as a bargain may have turned into a case of near bankruptcy for a 23-year-old Swiss baker, who recently had a head-on collision with a BMW in a limited edition Ferrari 360 Spider F1 Challenge Stradale. He is now looking at having to fork out approximately R3,4 million to repair the damaged supercar.
The Olympics haven’t even been running for a week and already a second athlete has been expelled from the games following a racist tweet. This time the guilty party was Michel Morganella, a Swiss football player, and his Twitter faux pas wasn’t nearly as tame as Voula Papachristou’s last week.
In the wake of a worrying shift towards censorship of the internet, this is sort of comforting. A recent study conducted by the Swiss government has found that illegal downloading doesn’t necessarily negatively impact copyright holders, as many downloaders end up purchasing the products anyway – and “illegal” downloading is therefore remaining legal in Switzerland.
This shitcrazy group of extreme jacuzziers have just made your Friday. The group, who are members of the organisation, jacuzzi.ch, suspended themselves 153 metres in the air from the Gueuroz Bridge in Switzerland, with naught but cables and ropes keeping them up. They then proceeded to set up a special platform where they chilled, ate cake and drank champagne in a mid-air jacuzzi. Definitely bucket list material.
Zurich, being a progressive city and all, has a popular red-light district. But still, no resident living close-by wants to see two (or more) people engage in a game of adult twister. Surprisingly it is the local police who have come up with a solution in the form of drive-in sex boxes. Yes, it is exactly what you think it is.
If you think about it, music is simply data ordered in a specific way by a clever human and then executed by either man or machine. So why not take some existing data from a very clever machine and see if it makes music? Well that’s what the very very clever people at CERN have done.
Singapore – Doesn’t suck We’re already living in a global village. So the idea of national borders is becoming increasingly strained. Gallup has released data describing where in this big village respondents would re-locate if exorbitant costs (i.e. Visas and travel fees) and international borders weren’t part of the process. “Sulplise!” Most people said they’d [...]
Are YOU ready? If you’ve been toying with the idea of defaulting on your home loan or joining a Russian acrobat troupe for a while now, go for it. Last week, students on UCT’s upper campus were the victims of random and ferocious pamphlet bombings by people wearing “May 21, 2011” T-shirts. Naturally lured in [...]