SA Swimmer Breaks World Record And Brings Home Gold At Olympics – South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh broke the world record to win the gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke final at the London Olympics on Sunday. [news24]
You Have to Watch This U.S. Gymnast’s Hilarious Parents React to Her Bar Routine – Here is the best video you will see from an entire weekend of Olympic sports: U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents reacting to her bar routine during today’s team qualifiers. [gawker]
Robert Pattinson Was Preparing To Propose To Kirsten – Robert Pattinson was reportedly preparing to propose to girlfriend Kristen Stewart before reports emerged of her fling with director Rupert Sanders. Pattinson has now left the £5m mansion that sources say he intended to be their marital home. [digispy]
Olympic Gymnast Suspended For Doping – An Uzbekistani woman gymnast has become the first competitor to fail a drugs test at the London 2012 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday. [ft]
Purported iPhone 5 Built From Individual Parts By Chinese Repair Site – Photographs of what could be Apple’s next iPhone surfaced Sunday, giving impatient iPhone fans an idea of what Apple could be unveiling sometime during the next few months. Maybe. Possibly. It all depends on whether the parts are actually from Apple. [wired]
Apple vs. Samsung: Smartphone Makers In Court – Apple is demanding $2.5bn in damages after filing a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co alleging the South Korean company’s devices are little more than imitations of its iPhone and iPad products. [skynews]
Hillary Clinton Is Coming To SA – United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit South Africa in August. Clinton and International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane would hold the South Africa-United States Strategic Dialogue on August 7. [mail&guardian]
Illegal Squatter Builds Mansion On Farm – A frustrated Limpopo farmer has turned to the courts in an attempt to get illegal squatters off his property. They had been living on the farm for eight years and their self-proclaimed leader had even built a swanky double storey face brick house on the farm. Photo. [news24]
Olympic Ticket Trouble Leaves an Empty Feeling – For more than a year, many Londoners have complained about their inability to obtain Olympic tickets, especially for marquee events like swimming and gymnastics. Then on Saturday, the first full day of competition here revealed unsightly swaths of empty seats at marquee events like swimming and gymnastics. [wallstreetjournal]
Men Fake Orgasm More Than You Would Think – Faking it has been a topic for public discussion at least since Meg Ryan performed an orgasm at Katz’s Deli in Nora Ephron’s “When Harry Met Sally,” and probably long before. But men pretending to climax? According to a recent survey, that’s happening too, far more often than you might think. [huffpo]
Oxford Rewrites Gender Dress Code – Oxford University students will no longer have to wear gender-specific academic clothing after concerns it was unfair to the transgender community. [bbc]
Criminals Abuse New Zealand’s Liberal Company Laws – When American Jeffery Lowrance this month pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and money laundering after running a $25 million Ponzi scheme, he was just the latest in a long list of criminals to take advantage of liberal company laws in New Zealand. [time]
Snoop Dogg Is Banned From Norway – Snoop Dogg won’t be droppin’ it like it’s hot in Norway anytime soon—and he’s totally fine with that. The rapper, who was sniffed out by a canine unit while on his way to a music festival in Norway last month and caught with 8 grams of marijuana in his luggage, has been banned from the country for two years. [eonline]
You Know All This Crazy Weather The World Is Seeing? It IS Climate Change – Scientists are finding evidence that man-made climate change has raised the risks of individual weather events, such as floods or heatwaves, marking a big step towards pinpointing local costs and ways to adapt to freak conditions. [reuters]
Pals Take Same Photo For 30 Years – When five teenagers sat down and posed for a picture in 1982, they didn’t plan on making it a tradition. Every five years for the past three decades, these guys have gone to the same lake and taken the same photo. Check the results. [cnn]
Steven Van Zandt: ‘Bruce Springsteen Is a Living Example of What Happens When You Never Do Drugs’ – The E Street Band guitarist on breaking the four-hour barrier and the possibility of a new Springsteen LP. [rollingstone]
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