The twins officially launched their second studio album today, Running To Midnight, and with that, a rather interesting music video for one of the new singles – Stars Above You. The video is pretty well executed and features a rather intense looking Siberian Husky.
With team names like Hell’s Angelfish and Gold Fusion, it was always going to be hard to take this seriously. So, as we strike the hour that is the Cape Town Friday Rule, we bring you human torpedo racing. Think of the scene in Zoolander when Derek and Hansel and the boys spray petrol everywhere. Brace yourselves.
The Chinese often find ingenious ways of rectifying problems, but they’ve gone too far this time. A badly doctored image of government officials inspecting a new road in Huili, a modest county in a rural corner of south-west China, has produced some exquisite viral images indicating the public’s displeasure with being lied to.
There is nothing worse than a wailing infant. It has to rank up there with one of the most irritating sounds known to humans. And when you’re paying a cool R70 000 for a return ticket to travel in a first class suite aboard an Airbus A380, you certainly don’t need to hear a baby crying.
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is seriously considering expanding the taxi industry to cover further modes of transport, including buses, trains and aeroplanes. There is no word on what the airline, due to take to the skies in November, would be called, but there is the very obvious question of: “Where would the gatjie sit?”
Personally, I took Shakespeare as more of an opium den kind of a guy, but I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be the first to admit that. Anyway, a South African anthropologist from Wits University has set in motion a request to open the graves of William Shakespeare and his family to determine, among other things, what killed them.
The infamous red leather jacket worn by the deceased king of pop, Michael Jackson, in his renowned Thriller video, has sold this weekend at an auction in California, for $1.8 million. That is a cool R12.4 million at today’s exchange rate. The jacket also boasts Jackson’s signature on the one sleeve.
South Africa’s first ever reality television porn show appears to have gone limp halfway through the auditions because broadcasters are reluctant to ‘excite’ the public. Although South Africans are generally fans of reality television, it’s hardly surprising that the conservative forces have decided to pass on a deal to air the show.
Anderson Cooper is your classic American television news presenter. He could’ve been an old guy with grey hair doing expensive wrist watch adverts, but he’s not. Instead, he’s one of CNN’s better journalists and his confidence grew exponentially after he went to report on the Egyptian revolution. His social commentary is also getting funnier too.
We’ve been following the developments of the Greek financial crisis closely here at 2oceansvibe. What’s more is that dogs have been absolutely killing it this year and so we bring you, Loukanikos, who has hated Greece’s austerity measures, corrupt politicians, and the plight of the Greek people since 2008.
Some of the British media decided to lambaste Gordon Ramsay for tweeting a few photo’s of himself engaging in the act of planking yesterday. If one ignores the love-hate relationship Ramsay shares with the British media, then he actually pulled off quite a funny plank on the engine of a Gulfstream G4 jet.
Yes, English security guard Sean Murphy thought it was a good idea to blast off his wart with a shotgun, and in the process, his own finger too. Murphy decided to use a 12-bore Beretta at a Doncaster garden centre to consign the wart to history, along with most of the middle finger on his left hand.
A hiking trail for nudists opened about a year ago near the town of Dankerode, Germany, about 320 kilometres west of Berlin. The trail was an instant hit and also saw one open in Switzerland, where the issue of nude hiking will soon be taken up by the Supreme Court. Nude Hiking Day coincidentally takes place on June 21.
Look, I don’t like to court contradiction, least of all on the web, but I think I may have accidentally lied to you guys yesterday. I told you that this beer advertisement was the best beer ad that there ever was, and I meant it. I did. But then the internet showed me this.
At the Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in Northern China, feeding time has become something of a spectator sport. The park is reportedly home to around 1 000 tigers and it’s also one of the world’s largest and most successful conservation parks for the endangered animals.
Disappointed with smug Sepp? Never fear, the interweb has a little something to ease that feeling for you on this, the hour that we officially welcome in the Cape Town Friday Rule. Sink Sepp allows players to fire cannons packed with exploding footballs at the Fifa boss while he tries to sail his ship.
Hampshire police were alerted at about 16h00 on Saturday afternoon to the presence of a white tiger in a field in Hedge End, near Southampton on the south coast of England. The force quickly coordinated with a local zoo to arrange a tranquilliser dart, before enlisting a helicopter and team of police officers to help capture the animal.
Controversy surrounded the initial trailer’s release because it involved a monkey sexual simulation segment. This saw it pulled from theatres in America as it emerged that it hadn’t been appropriately evaluated by the Motion Picture Association of America. Warner Brothers has now decided to treat us with a few more preview videos ahead of the international release.
The crew of National Geographic Channel’s hit series Shark Men announced this past Friday that they had broken the previous record for the biggest Great White Shark ever caught and released alive. They exhibited their capture on Sunday night on the US version of the show. We’ll unfortunately have to wait a bit to see it over here in Africa.
Loyal 2oceansvibe readers will be relatively well versed in terms of what it takes to pull off a flesh-revealing stunt in a race. Remember when Evan Price rode the Argus earlier this year in that Borat mankini? Alas, Brett Henderson hasn’t been as lucky. Mind you, he was effectively just long-distance streaking.
A new iPhone game that’s been developed by a company from Boston, and that allows users to drive a truck full of immigrants through the desert while trying to prevent them from getting thrown out of the vehicle, has understandably been rejected by Apple Inc. The bigoted game can still be downloaded for PC’s and Mac’s though.
Finally, the average layperson will be able to write and solve invisible ink messages. And not with those funny highlighters that did the rounds in the 90’s either. The CIA has no doubt allowed us all to become privy to this information because they have no need for invisible ink anymore. Data encryption has progressed somewhat.
The recession is serving up another good deal, friends. For about R5,4 million you can buy the historic village of Valle Piola in Italy. It’s surrounded by wild and mountainous terrain, and is set in the heart of one of the country’s biggest national parks, Gran Sasso.
On Monday NASA announced it was distributing $269 million to four companies for them to develop spacecraft to take astronauts into orbit. The investment is an Obama administration gamble that will enable commercial companies to get people to and from orbit in quicker time and with less cost.
Terrible things happen in Pretoria. Three people were killed when their drag race went horribly wrong on Voortrekker Road on 3 April. But that doesn’t mean that it’s anywhere near the best place to die in a car crash in this country.
Microsoft has decided to have a real dig at the Google group by launching its own 3D mapping system. The unique selling point thus far – they will be taking numerous precautionary measures to ensure that they don’t fall into the data privacy trap like Google did.
The use of the FourSquare application has been popular to say the least. You know, you sign yourself in at a particular place in a brave attempt to make others jealous of where you currently are, it shows up in your various newsfeeds and boom, you are instantly cool. Now there’s FearSquare.
The date has finally been announced and it’s more imminent that you might think. May 1st will be the day Richard Branson will honour the bet made back at the beginning of the 2010 Formula One season. Branson and Tony Fernandes, of Team Lotus, had wagered over whose Formula One team would place higher at the Bahrain Formula One race.
Golfers at Carbrook Golf Club in Queensland in Australia can certainly boast testing themselves against one of the sport’s scariest water hazards ever – a lake of Zambezi or Bull sharks. The “hazards” have apparently been around for some time but thankfully we now have a video for proof.
The headline says it all. Students from the Siberian State Aerospace University decided to mark and honour Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin’s first flight into space, which was 50 years ago today, by building a rocket out of a guitar. Coincidentally it resembles a Gibson Flying V.