Tiger Woods Named Top Athlete of the Decade – That’s what you get for playing good golf and bonking anything with a heartbeat and a pair of Ray Ban aviators. Who needs a beautiful family when you’ve got a cupboard of beautiful trophies and nightclub sluts in every hotel around the world? [espn]
Manto is Dead – Controversial former health minister declared dead after battle with liver disease. Former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s death has prompted many of her critics to urge that she be forgiven for her HIV/Aids denialism, which researchers say cost more than 300,000 South Africans their lives. Beetroot, turnips etc. [timeslive]
The $64 billion question: Where are Dubai’s real debts? – It now looks as if the ragged teeth of unfinished skyscrapers that litter Dubai’s skyline portend a deeper truth. The emirate’s once-sparkling smile is now a grimace, and unless the winds of fortune change quickly, and Dubai changes with them, the punch-drunk visage might become a permanent feature. [thedailymaverick]
Google to Challenge Apple With New Phone – Google plans to begin selling its own smartphone early next year, company employees say, a move that could challenge Apple’s leadership in one of the fastest-growing and most important technologies in decades. [nytimes]
Rage Against the Machine up for UK Christmas Number 1 – So many people are sick of The X Factor ruining the race for the Christmas No1 single that they have taken matters into their own hands. Angry music fans have launched a Facebook campaign to get RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s 1993 song Killing In The Name to the top spot instead of the X Factor winner. [thesun]
£850,000 Mystery Winner of UK National Lottery Plays Online – A mystery lottery winner from mid Wales has scooped nearly £850,000 without even touching a ticket. National Lottery operator Camelot said the man, known only as Mr F from Powys, played the game interactively – via the web. [bbc]
David Lynch to Direct For Dior – Dior has confirmed that filmmaker David Lynch will be directing the label’s next Lady Dior ad. Lynch, the maker of US TV series Twin Peaks and movies such as Mulholland Drive previously directed the ad for Gucci’s signature fragrance. [luxuo]
The ‘Type n Walk’ iPhone App Will Change Your Life – How did you ever cope before? Type n Walk is a new iPhone app that lets you see what’s in front of you while typing and walking. I’m sure it works while driving as well! [typenwalk]
Tiger Woods, Lack of Privacy and Social Media in General – What do Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the Supreme Court of the United States and golfing giant Tiger Woods have in common? Privacy. More specifically, how we define privacy in our texting, tweeting, Facebooking, YouTubing, Googling era. [huffington]
Alien Water World Found – Astronomers say they have detected a planet just six and a half times as massive as Earth – at a distance so close its atmosphere could be studied, and with a density so low it’s almost certain to have abundant water. No spice. [msnbc]
Party on Girflriend! – Get your high heels on, beautiful babies, ‘cos we’re gonna party like it’s 2999! As Vogue gives you, the laydezz, a lineup of season party dresses from the catwalks of the world. Mmm, sexy time.. [vogue]
The World’s Most Expensive Cupcake – Wondering what makes a cupcake worth $750? It is made from the 100-year-old Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac, Palmira Single Estate Chocolate, edible gold flakes and Tahita Gold Vanilla Caviar, believed to be the most labor-intensive agricultural crop in the world. [bornrich]
Top 10 Celebrity Nipple Slips of 2009 – 2009 was a big year in celebrity nipple slips. Cityrag’s top 10 have been selected based on status and cluelessness, a winning combination for wardrobe malfunctions! Follow link to the pictures. [cityrag]
SuperEna Lottery Rollover Madness Hits £96million – That’s the same as R1.17 billion. That’s nearly the same amount as you would need to pay-off all of Tiger Woods’s mistresses! Now that’s a lot of money! [playsuperena]
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