Seems that the NCPG updated the banner at their website almost immediately after Germany won the 2014 World Cup. To which the internet replied, "Quick, Andy! Tell us which team your dad is betting on next!"
Also, if you didn't know, Messi won the Golden Ball award. What they didn't tell you was that Suarez won the Golden Tooth.
And in other news, we found a very rare photo of Andy and his father…
And so we have come to the end of the World Cup and Germany beat Argentina at the finals with one goal by Götze, the super Sub, in the final moments of extra time. The first time a European team has ever won on South American soil.
When the road caved in near the intersection of Jalan Pudu and Jalan Imbi in KL, where tunneling was happening for the Pudu underpass project, the internets responded swiftly with a photoshop meme. Here are some of the interpretations of what caused the sink holes, sent to me by my intrepid Twitter followers.
My favourite one is the Suarez one above.
There was also King Kong…
Godzilla was also blamed…
Optimus Prime was fighting in KL too, it seems…
Even Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's wife Rosmah and her big hair wasn't spared…
Megatron can always be counted on to cause destruction…
Maybe it was this giant dog?
Hey look, it's everyone's favourite bomoh!
Ayam vs Hippo, who will win?
Ultraman! Only you can save us!
Loki shouldn't have been playing with Thor's hammer lor…
Finally, this image below got some laughs. Later it was clarified that the duct tape was used to monitor earth movement, and not to repair the cracks. The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department seemed rather miffed and said that "it is not a joke or something to be made fun of".
Valerie (full name withheld) posted these photos of spy cams found in her hotel room in a "famous resort" in Malacca, Malaysia. According to her FB, the villa's management denied all responsibility for these cams, so she shared the photos to warn others. Her friend was the one who spotted the cams. The friend got suspicious because she had seen these cams for sale online before.
A quick check on eBay confirms how easy it is to buy these cameras that look like clothing hooks, with a lens where the screw should be, and an microSD card inside for recording.
Valerie warns, "大家在外面也要小心，看到类似的挂钩多加留意."
They did try to see if there was any footage on the cards but couldn't read the data. Valerie writes, "我们有尝试用手机read memory card，但是read不到，拔出来看时发现后面的晶片，其中一个已经走形了，不清楚是原本就这样，亦或是我们插进去手机时弄到的，不过不管怎样memory card是确定坏了和read不到的."
May have been a video format issue. In any case, do check your rooms when you check in. You never know what nefarious schemes are afoot.
In the light of all the buzz I created around the Lyssa Zampa moth sightings that led to a spike in traffic for the website of my ecologist friend, Sivasothi, I created my latest superhero… Zampa Man!
Mothballs and Zambuk would be my Krytonite.
If you happen to see the big tropical swallowtail moth around this peak season, submit your sighting to Habitatnews run by Siva, ok? He tracks this stuff. Thanks!
(As an update, Siva told me that the Lyssa Zampa has no teeth, just a proboscis and can only suck fluids. So er, the copy should read "PROBED by a radioactive Lyssa Zampa moth…")