Despite our increasing awareness of how our lifestyle and waste-disposal habits impact upon the environment, there is still a multitude of common household products which pose a threat to the ecology of our planet. Here is a roundup of some commonly used items whose green credentials are now very much under the spotlight. [Read more…]
Have you heard of fat biking? No, it’s not riding a bike in the hope of getting rid of some of that post-festive season flab, it’s riding on a layer of snow. Snow isn’t exactly the first choice most Canadians have when it comes to biking, and many would even suggest it is likely a hellishly foolhardy task.
But that is one of the main reasons that fat biking is quickly catching on and becoming the preferred means of exercise for a growing number of Canadians. Riding a bike on unkind terrain is indeed challenging, which happens to make it one of the best ways to make short work of fitness goals. [Read more…]
Very broadly speaking, Mermaids are creatures that combine piscine and humanoid features – a fish crossed with a person.
Mermaids, or Merfolk, often appear in literature, folk stories and classic mythology. As well as these occurrences, real-life sightings have been reported as recently as 2009. Mermaid-themed movies have always been a hit; mermaid-themed slots are also often the most popular in an online casino, and almost all of us will remember the tale of Ariel from our childhood. Now, with Aquaman hitting the silver screen, the focus is once again on these creatures from the deep. [Read more…]
Travelling, whether around your home country or to far-flung destinations, is fantastic. It can also be eye wateringly, budget breaking, bank account emptying expensive.
It doesn’t have to be that way (expensive, I mean. It should always be fantastic), and even the stingiest, cheapest cheapskates deserve a holiday. So, what do you do? Try your best to enjoy a staycation? That’s not a real holiday now is it? Staycations are not an option, but travelling cheaply is. Here are the cheapest possible ways to do it. [Read more…]
Just a few days before Christmas, Kylian Mbappé celebrated his crown birthday, turning 20 on 20th December. He may still be too young to buy alcohol in America, but he has already achieved more than most footballers ever do. In fact, fans and bettors around the world are raising their glasses to him!
His versatility and 1.78m height have led to incredible performances on the field, he has more than 24 million followers on Instagram, and he is involved in various philanthropic efforts. As the current Football legends start to age some bright new talents are emerging, and Mbappé is arguably the most exciting.
Hugh Masekela is widely regarded as not only a talented singer and songwriter, but also one of the finest trumpet and flugelhorn players to have ever lived. He is also as the father of South African inspired jazz. His incredible musical talents are known across the world, and to say that Hugh has had a lasting influence on jazz is an understatement.
Hugh passed away age 78 in January 2018, and his incredible contribution to music will be remembered for many years. It isn’t just Hugh’s music that has made him a notable public figure, but also his vocal criticism of both South Africa and global politics. Let’s take a closer look at the man who is considered the Father of South African Jazz. [Read more…]
When you see two humans looking virtually identical to one another, the first thought that enters your mind is that they must be psychic. I mean, what else would they be, if not connected by some amazing power that stretches across time and space? You’ve seen it in movies, normally cheesy science fiction ones, but surely this common perception holds some water, right?
Well, although there is no factual scientific evidence that twins have some sort of otherworldly mental connection, the stories are so common that it can almost be confirmed, without actually being scientifically proven. Some parents swear blind that their twins share some sort of psychic connection, with enough stories to put all but the biggest septic in their place. [Read more…]
There are many important topics that are discussed, debated and argued over, resulting in raised voices and potentially even fists being thrown. Some of these topics include who the best sports teams are, and which Star Wars movie is the best. Perhaps the most passionately debated question, though, is where the cheapest places to buy beer are in the world.
Yes, it is a very serious question, and one that cannot be taken lightly. Rest easy though, as we’ve done the hard work for you, and have compiled a list that will put an end to the debates. The Deutsche Bank, for the benefit of everyone, and perhaps to help with this very debate, compiles an annual report titled Mapping The World’s Prices. The task involves taking an item, sourcing 50 prices from around the world, and sharing the findings. [Read more…]
Cristiano Ronaldo recently surpassed Selena Gomez as the most-followed person on Instagram. With 144,482,390 followers to her 144,367,090 he is hardly leaving her in the dust, but since she has publicly bowed out of social media for the foreseeable future while the footballer posts at least once every two days, the gap will probably grow. [Read more…]
Being a celebrity must be a deeply demanding, often scary job. The world knows you and worships you based on your appearance, and losing that appearance virtually spells the end of a career. So, it is very understandable that some celebrities will do everything they can to hold on to their looks, even if it means turning to costly plastic surgery.
If done right, and a subtle approach taken, the effects can indeed be a lengthening of natural good looks. On the other hand, if pushed too far, a famous face can quickly become unrecognisable, all but destroying the purpose of the surgery itself. Results are sometimes horrifying, and often more than a little sad. [Read more…]