If you’ve got a penis and you’re going to be visiting central Africa some time soon, you should probably be aware that there’s been a rash of penis thievery. Yes, people stealing human penises. Be on your guard.
It’s not Atlantis, but scientists have discovered a lost mini-continent in the Indian Ocean that disappeared under the waves around 85 million years ago. The chain of islands, now called Mauritia, was once between the southeast coast of Africa and India.
When French and Malian troops took back the city of Timbuktu, the Al-Qaeda Islamist rebels that had been holding big chunks of northern Mali left in a big hurry, leaving behind a bunch of secret Al-Qaeda documents, including a manual on how to avoid American drones.
With Benedict retiring at the end of this month, cardinals at the Vatican will be tasked with appointing a new pontiff. Among the main contenders are two Africans, an Italian and a Canadian. With many Catholics now living in developing countries, it might finally be time to appoint a non-European Pope for the first time ever.
And in more “The whole world has lost its fucking mind news”, Uganda is set to vote on a bill that would give the death penalty for being gay
Granted, most of Africa isn’t gay friendly, and many national leaders have implemented heavy-handed anti-gay programs and anti-gay legislation, but Uganda is about to join the ranks of countries that implement the death penalty for homosexuality. I think the whole world needs to chill the fuck out for a minute and get its head together.
It’s already known that the Khoe-San people of southern Africa are one of the earliest distinct groups of Homo sapiens, but exactly how old are they? New research, examining the genomes of 220 different people from 11 different southern African populations shows that this first split happened around 100,000 years ago.
We know that ancient Europeans interbred a bit with Neanderthals and ancient Asians interbred with similar now-extinct hominids at times, but what no one expected when scientists started sequencing the genes of tribal African peoples was to see evidence of another ancient hominid species that may have interbred with ancient Africans.
Gorillas and chimps and orangutans are pretty damn smart. Not as smart as the likes of you or I, but they’re pretty damn smart. Smart enough, that a group of gorillas in Rwanda have learned to identify and spot poacher traps so they can disarm them.
Straight in to the IHC Action News desk, a strange new illness in Africa has been turning children into zombies. The illness has been sweeping through Uganda, causing mental degradation and in 10-15% of the cases, increased violence and aggression.
File this under “Seriously bad ass can’t be killed motherfuckers”… a guy is driving through the desert and his car breaks down. Instead of crying and wandering through the desert on foot, leading to his ultimate demise, he takes the car apart and turns it into a fucking motorcycle.