Towing icebergs to Cape Town is a poor way to halt water crisis

Towing icebergs to Cape Town is a poor way to halt water crisis

Icebergs are already towed away from oil rigsRandy Olson/National Geographic/Getty By Olive Heffernan In an unconventional solution to Cape Town’s water crisis, a marine salvage expert is suggesting towing a giant iceberg to the city and melting it down as drinking water. In drought since 2015, Cape Town was due to reach Day Zero about […]

The Town That Accidentally Legalized Marijuana

The Town That Accidentally Legalized Marijuana

Turner is a quaint, conservative town on the outskirts of Salem, Oregon. It’s a village that, by a margin of two to one, supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. In 2014, when a referendum on legalizing marijuana throughout Oregon came before the people of the town, they rejected it handily, with 57 percent […]

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family’s home […]

Bizarre! This town in Norway bans people to die

Bizarre! This town in Norway bans people to die

New Delhi: For residents of Longyearbyen, capital of the remote Norwegian island of Svalbard, it is illegal to die. According to a report in the Express, people are not allowed to die in this town because of the extremely cold weather in the region and dead bodies are unable to decompose. Longyearbyen is located at […]

Bitcoin is no long the only game in crypto-currency town

Bitcoin is no long the only game in crypto-currency town

IT STARTED as a joke. Dogecoin was launched in 2013 as a bitcoin parody, using as its mascot a Japanese shiba inu dog, a popular internet meme. The crypto-currency was never really used, except for tipping online, and one of its founders has called it quits. But recently its price has soared: on January 7th […]

English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

A town council that planned to ban swearing in public places has been forced to scrap the plan after a backlash from police and civil liberties groups. In particular, the police said the law would be “unenforceable.” Rochdale Council in Greater Manchester revealed a proposal earlier this year for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), […]