Google to Send Wifi Blimps Out Over Africa

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Google has become much more than a simple search engine. It is now one of the most prestigious companies in existence, leading the way in many technological advancements and worldwide issues. Most recently, Google is looking towards releasing blimps over the sub-Saharan part of Africa, making wifi available to more rural towns that do not have access to Internet connections. Google has said that this project is “well-suited to provide low cost connectivity to rural communities with poor telecommunications infrastructure, and for expanding coverage of wireless broadband in densely populated urban areas”.

While this would first start in Africa – they’ll be starting small at first – Google is hoping to eventually bring this mode of wifi to Southeast Asia as well. The company has also entertained the idea of soemday building satelittes to help get wifi to more rural parts of the world.

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Richard Turere – The 13-Year-Old Kenyan Boy Who Invented A System To Protect Cattle From Lions!

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13-year-old Maasai teen Richard Turere has been helping his family to protect their cattle herd from lion attacks since he was just 9-years-old. Richard was frustrated about the lion attacks that he could not prevent, ones that took place in the middle of the night while everyone was sleeping – so he did something about it.

The young boy had noticed that when he walked around the cattle pen with a flashlight, the lions seemed to stay away – so a few years ago he set to work creating an automated lighting system that would deter the lions. Continue Reading

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Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Charged With Premeditated Murder

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South African Paralympic and Olympic sports star Oscar Pistorius, has been charged with premeditated murder after his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in his Pretoria apartment on Valentine’s Day.
The case has rocked the nation of South Africa, where Pistorius was considered a national hero. He is, without any doubt, the most famous disabled athlete in the world and last year, at London 2012 Olympics, he became the first double amputee to run in the prestigious sporting event.

The bail hearing took place on Tuesday 19th February and prosecutors claimed that Pistorius fired several shots into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a heated argument, hitting her 3 times. They said that Pistorius would face the harshest bail requirements under South African law and was hit with charges of premeditated murder. Continue Reading

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The Pink Lip Tattoo Craze Amongst Nigerian Men

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Apparently getting your lips tattooed pink is a beauty procedure that is growing in popularity amongst Nigerian men. It’s got to be one of the more bizarre beauty procedures I have come across though it is not quite as weird as vagina bleach or the bagel head fad. The reason that Nigerian men are flocking to tattoo parlors and getting their lips inked this rosy hue is because they believe that women find men with pink lips more attractive.

This short video is from Battabox.com and shows one man getting his lip tattooed pink in an incredibly unhygienic looking tattoo studio. The tattooist in the clip says that the charge for a pink lip tattoo varies, but says it is in the region of 7,000 Nigerian Naira ($45). Continue Reading

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