#5Things: The end of Amsterdam's red light district, vegetables are sending emails and more...

#5Things: The end of Amsterdam's red light district, vegetables are sending emails, and more...

Your favourite trio is here to help you get through #HumpDay by sharing some incredible stories!


From technologically competent spinach to flying cars, today's stories sound like something out of a 'Jetsons' episode.

1. X-Rated Amsterdam nights are coming to an end

Lovers of long, R-rated weekends in Amsterdam will have to get used to new surroundings in the future as the city is set to move its infamous red-light district outside the city centre. The red light district is currently located in De Wallen, a historic part of Amsterdam’s city centre, and is enclosed in a triangle surrounded by Warmoesstraat, Zeedijk, and the street running east from Dam Square.

2. Kind regards, Spinach

Scientists in the US have managed to teach spinach to send emails. The plants aren’t exactly sending the old reliable ‘Hope you’re well in these trying times!’ emails, but spinach is somehow communicating with engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

3. Come fly away with me... In my flying car

Flying cars have been growing in popularity in the past few years with even big players such as Boeing and Porsche looking to develop these vehicles. Now, a city in England is getting ready to host the world's first airport for flying cars. British-based start-up Urban-Air Port has partnered with car giant Hyundai Motor to engineer this futuristic airport.

4. Black Panther could be coming to a television near you

Marvel fans are in for some good news as a 'Black Panther' television series is reportedly in the works at Disney+. According to a report by The Wrap, the film’s writer and director Ryan Coogler is to helm the spinoff of the 2018-released Marvel flick which will bring into focus the Kingdom of Wakanda.

5. The vaccines have arrived in SA

South Africa’s Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) is live. It allows everyone in SA to register for their jabs. Alongside hospitals and clinics listed as vaccination sites, pharmaceutical retailers Clicks and Dis-Chem feature prominently. On the way at 08:30, Prof. Tulio De Oliveira will tell us all there is to know. You can also ask your questions by sending a Whatsapp to 061 792 9495.

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