• “Human Barbie” Still Rules over Valley of Dolls
  • The Model & The Girl Scout
  • Farmageddon lifts the veil over the agrarian idyll.
  • God’s Gift to Deaf People
  • The Wonderful Tippy Tap
    15 April 2014

    The Wonderful Tippy Tap

“Human Barbie” Still Rules over Valley of Dolls

“Human Barbie” Still Rules over Valley of Dolls

20 April 2014

The Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova is still alive, months after announcing her intention to live off only air and water. The “Human Barbie” (28) as she is known due to her resemblance to the American doll, posted a selfie on Facebook recently, proving that while she is in need ofRead More

The Model & The Girl Scout

The Model & The Girl Scout

18 April 2014

Move over Suze Orman. Because a South African model and an American Girl Scout are breathing down your neck. Though supermodel Aamz Jano from Cape Town and Katie Francis (12) from Oklahoma City live continents apart and inhabit realities that are galaxies apart, they share something with Orman. A businessRead More

God’s Gift to Deaf People

God’s Gift to Deaf People

16 April 2014

A miracle happens every time someone has a cochlear implant. They hear. A gasp. A clock ticking. Their mom’s voice. Their cat’s miao. Sometimes for the first time in decades of silence. The implant affects people as diverse as the former Miss Deaf South Africa Vicki Fourie (24), a formerRead More


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Confessions of a Luddite Phone Batterer

15 April 2014 at 6:46 am 0 comments

A serial offender with a string of tech offences to my name. That’s me. And I’ve just added another one. The Cardinal Sin of Dumbness joined the Minor but Regrettable Sins of Fearfulness When Faced With Technology. I was stirring the little button of my iPhone energetically when my housemateRead More

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African Innovators Shine

14 April 2014 at 7:53 am 0 comments

 An array of  outstanding offerings have been lined up for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2014. South Africa leads the contingency with four candidates shortlisted for the prize. The big prize giving  (it’s in US dollars) takes place on 5 May in Abuja, Nigeria. The line up of innovations andRead More

Shashi’s a Cyber Goddess

Shashi’s a Cyber Goddess

10 April 2014 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo is hotter than a red hot chilli. Her beauty sizzles and smoulders like a barbequed chop, or a feverish dream coursing through one’s mind. This beauty has landed Shashi a career as model, actress, TV anchor, she is also the sole owner ofRead More

Flash Dress Bares All: Video

Flash Dress Bares All: Video

10 April 2014 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

It’s porny. It’s pervy. And it’s beautiful. The Intimacy 2.0 dress, which turns transparent when its wearer is horny, is the hottest thing to come from Holland since Gouda cheese. Designed by Dutch architect Daan Roosegaarde, it’s been called a marriage of “technology and intimacy.” It is, indeed. And itRead More

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Nigerian Love Scam

9 April 2014 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

A Nigerian scammer pulled the oldest trick in the book. He netted a lonely and monied Aussie divorcee and proceeded to milk her as if she was one of Cleopatra’s asses. The scammer met Jenny (assumed name) on the dating site www.rsvp.au.net. It is a respectable meeting place for lonelyRead More

Nonsense: This car is viewed as a killer of blind people. Picture: Shutterstock

EU: Schizo about Noise

9 April 2014 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

The European Parliament (EU) reminds one of one’s batty aunt. You know that one. Aunt Elizabeth, or so, who charted her life according to omens and dreams. And oh, abhorred any noise apart from that of a silken rustle. Well, now the EU has got its focus – and dareRead More

Director’s Plight: Piracy

Director’s Plight: Piracy

8 April 2014 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

An acclaimed Cape Town film director has been robbed by an internet pirate. But Ian Gabriel finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place. Unable to fulminate about losing what Four Corners’ distributors describe as a “massive” amount of money. Because on the one hand Gabriel has beenRead More

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X230

8 April 2014 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

I love Thinkpads. I’m on my fourth or fifth. More than 10 years ago it was an IBM ThinkPad R40, it’s still going and my housemate uses it. Then I had an X300 and fell in love with that form factor and SSDs. My laptop goes everywhere with me soRead More

Bees’ Knees: Real life Medical Experiment

Bees’ Knees: Real life Medical Experiment

7 April 2014 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

The following is the strange but true tale of a man who has a bee in his bonnet about bee stings. Cornell University graduate Michael Smith decided to take the burning issue of bee stings into his own hands, and embarked on 38 days of research during which he letRead More

Bellyful of Laughs

Bellyful of Laughs

4 April 2014 at 7:13 pm 0 comments

You have everything your greedy heart desires. But you want something more. Something that will spell, if not class, at least laughs. AK48.co.za’s intrepid in house shopper tracked down the following purchases to dispel the ghastly gloom of Deskville, where you earn your keep. A stained underwear wallet is justRead More