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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 25/03/2013
    Posted by on Mar 25th, 2013

    20 Pilot whales beached at Noordhoek Beach. 4 whales were found deceased. 6 whales were found to be in reasonable good health. 1 whale that was lying in shallow surf appears to have swum away through the surf. 9 whales were in less good health and were later euthanised by a vet. 5 were transported to Simons Town and released into False Bay. 3 of those beached again and were euthanised. [NSRI]

    At least 6 SA soldiers killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) where rebels have stormed the capital and seized the presidential palace. I think Zuma needs to explain what they were doing there in the first place?[EWN]

    Sebastian Vettel disobeys Red Bull team orders and overtakes team-mate Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix [ESPN F1]

    Biggest divorce settlement ever? US oil baron, Harold Hammm, could lose half his £7.4 billion ($11.2bn) fortune in what could be the most expensive divorce in history. He and his wife Sue Ann will go their separate ways after 25 years together. [iol]

    TopTV CEO Eddie Mbalo says the pornography the pay channel is applying to screen will tell stories that couples can enjoy together. Keep trying pal…the church tannies are not gonna buy that excuse. [Channel 24]

    A black doctor claimed she was disrespected because of her race by paramedics and bystanders as she tried to help a road crash victim in Johannesburg [News24]

    Bill Gates wants to pay you R1 million to build a better condom [Gawker]

    New British tech startup offering home broadband at one gigabit per second. That’s 1 GB a second…fast enough to download a HD movie in seconds. Hyperoptic has already installed its fibre optic network in 20,000 homes in London for £50 per month. [Telegraph]

    Eskom says South Africa saved a massive 629MW of power during Earth Hour on Saturday night [M&G]

    North Korea training teams of ‘cyber warriors’ capable of synchronized cyberattacks [TIME]

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