Opinionator: The Countdown

It’s only 35 days (or 34 depending on the time difference) until the Olympics and 181 days until the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world. So as we count down until the greatest sporting event of all time and make the most of our time before the December 21 apocalypse, what else has happened in the world?

Olympics not so spicy

Mel C, more commonly known to those of us who grew up in the 90s as “Sporty Spice,” is upset by designer Danny Boyle’s decision to exclude the Spice Girls from his Olympic opening ceremony playlist. Since the rumored playlist has not yet been confirmed, Sporty hopes it might not be quite right.

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ALL those expensive iPhone accessories you own, the stuff that plugs into the bottom of the device – speakers, docks, chargers etc. They’re about to become obsolete.

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Death, taxes and the end of the world

If you thought the end of the world was near, would you pay your taxes?

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Hi-five for hands

For most people, climbing Africa’s tallest mountain is an impossible achievement. But how about doing it without legs? For Spencer West, nothing is impossible. Or as he would put it: everything is possible.

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Turtles fossilized in intimate moment

Teenagers, beware! Here is another very good reason to never, ever have sex. Like these 50-million-year-old turtles, you could get so caught up in the act, that you don’t notice you are sinking into a bog full of toxic volcanic gasses.

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