#5Things: Trump's tweets, SA paddler smashes world record, new Instagram record, and more

#5Things: Trump's tweets, SA paddler smashes world record, new Instagram record, and more

Not sure what is happening in South Africa and the world? Darren, Keri, and Sky have got your back with #5Things you need to know as you wake up.

Quinton Rutherford - paddler

1. Trump is still blaming Biden's win on corruption 

US President Donald Trump admitted for the first time in a tweet on Sunday that Democrat candidate Joe Biden won the presidential election and blamed it on corruption. No modern presidential candidate has ever refused to concede. According to multiple reports, those close to Trump consider it unlikely that he will ever formally concede the election.

2. SA paddler sets new Guinness World Record

We spoke to him last week and now he has gone and done it! When the 2021 edition of the Guinness World Records book is published, it will include the name of Durban surf-ski ace Quinton Rutherford. Fifty-year old Rutherford set a new world record for the longest ocean paddle in 24 hours when he travelled 227 kilometres in his 6 metre-long paddle-ski on Friday.

The full podcast with Quintin is available here.

3. Lewis Hamilton wins seventh Formula 1 title - equalling Michael Schumacher

Britain's Lewis Hamilton took a record-equalling seventh world championship and became Formula One's most successful driver of all time after winning a wet and slippery Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. The 35-year-old Mercedes driver matched Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's seven titles in style

4. Rupert Grint shatters Instagram record

Rupert Grint has surpassed Sir David Attenborough's record for the fastest time to reach one-million followers on Instagram, amassing the huge following in just four hours and one minute. The 'Harry Potter' actor posed with his baby, Wednesday G. Grint, in his first post and reached the one-million followers mark just 241 minutes later. 

5. A Japanese city is using these motion-sensing robot wolves to scare bears away

A recent spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted one city to invest in an unusual scare tactic — robotic wolves. The city of Takikawa in northern Japan, population 41,000, purchased two of the animatronic wolves called the "Monster Wolf" in September after bears were found coming into the city. No more bear attacks have been reported since its installation.

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