Another nickname, derived from a cult film character in a series of the same name has also been used for Duterte. What nickname?
Jun 30, 2016
In June 2016, Rodrigo Duterte took over as the President of the Phillipines, after a contoversial tenure as Mayor of Davao City. Duterte was known for his tough tactics against criminals, which allegedly included the use of vigilante groups. He picked up the nickname of 'The Punisher' for this.
Jun 29, 2016
Three of the four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize worked on the same project: to bring an orange-fleshed version of a vegetable to parts of Africa. Rich in Vitamin A, this vegetable variant has helped improve nutritional levels on the continent. Which vegetable?
The Sweet Potato. More here on this remarkable story.
Jun 28, 2016
The annual Tour de France cycling race has always had a terrible time with cheats of all kinds. The 2016 edition will feature the use of random tests using thermal imaging and magnetic resonance imaging to nab participants who have done what?
To catch cyclists who have hidden motors on their bikes. Yes, it happens.
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
"Moana" is the name of a 2016 Disney animated film, which tells the tale of a young girl in the South Pacific. The film ran into some trouble with the Polynesian community who weren't happy with the way the character of Maui, a legendary Polynesian figure, was portrayed (they felt the depiction was as a stereotypical obese person).
'Maui' is voiced by an entertainer who is himself partly of Polynesian descent. Who?
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. More here.