Crazy myths (and a truth or two) surrounding the Coronavirus

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How you react in times like this will say a lot about you. This includes all the corona shit you’re trying to grind in the rumor mill to feed your family and friends on social media. Believe it or not, these are some of the top bullshit stories going around. I always pride myself on not sharing bullshit before absolutely making 100% sure of its validity, but I fell for one of these and feel like a total fokken douche bag:

  1. Does a hair dryer stop the Coronavirus?
    HELL NO!
    You would think this is obvious but you have people fanning their throats with it. Jirre.
  2. Did USA president, Donald Trump replace the word “Corona” with the word “Chinese” on one of his speeches this week?
    HE FUCKING DID!
    The original, official photograph was taken by Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford and published by the Getty Images agency on March 19. The website described the image as follows:“A close up of President Donald J. Trump’s notes shows where Corona was crossed out ‘Corona’ and replaced with ‘Chinese’ Virus as he speaks with his coronavirus task force in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic during a briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Washington, DC
  3. Will Gargling with Salt Water or Vinegar ‘Eliminate’ the COVID-19 Coronavirus?
    IT WILL 100% NOT ELIMINATE THE VIRUS
    Stay with me – the keyword here is ‘eliminate’.
  4. Dit  Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test Positive for Coronavirus?
    YES, INDEED THEY DID!
  5. Was Tom Hanks Given a Wilson Volleyball in Coronavirus Quarantine?
    NO!
    But isn’t it fucking weird and a little bit hilarious that his wife’s surname is Wilson, which is the name of the volleyball which serves as Hanks’ character’s personified friend in the movie Cast Away?
  6. Is holding your breath for 10 seconds a ‘simple self-check’ for Coronavirus?
    DON’T BE A STUPID POES!
    Jesus Christ, who is THIS fucking dumb? Oh, Geraldo Rivera from Fox Nexs.
  7. Did Corona Beer Sales Drop Sharply Due to Fear About the Coronavirus?
    IT DID NOT!
    And  here  I am ashamed to say that I at first believed the bullshit story to be true before verifying it for myself. So I went out and bought a case of the stuff as punishment.
  8. Is Coronavirus Spreading Faster Than SARS, Ebola, and Swine Flu?
    IT IS SIMPLY TOO EARLY TO TELL
    So rather just shut the fuck up about it, because not being sure means to rather shut the fuck up about it.
  9. Did The Simpsons Predict the Coronavirus outbreak?
    NOPE NOPE AND FOKKEN NOPE
    I know it is your favorite show and now you unfortunately need to go check up on the other “predictions” as well,  no matter how much you want this to be true just because it is fun and you deem harmless.
  10. Are People Collapsing in the street from Coronavirus?
    PROBABLY IN EXTREMELY ISOLATED CASES
    It is just common sense that it could happen from time to time because people collapse from all kinds of shit. From good old lighdheadedness, to full blown heart attacks, to receiving news that Steve Hofmeyr is your real dad, to seeing Donald Trump trying to pose seductively n underwear.
    But no, people aren’t passing out in groups on the streets, clutching their pearls, otherwise we would have seen scenes like that on legit news, reporting from Italy, which currently is the hardest hit country in terms of numbers of deaths related to the coronavirus.
Here is another legit top 10 of movies and TV series picks from the Plumlist. It means you can stay indoors and watch TV and not get infected:
10# Stream all four episodes of Somizi & Mohale: The Union
In the final chapter of the Showmax Original, Somizi & Mohale: The Union, we got to experience the South African celebrity white wedding of the year!
On Showmax
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 #9 The best series coming to Showmax in 2020
Here’s some of the binge-worthy entertainment to look forward to this year, including the best of HBO and BBC, and new seasons of fan-favourite series.
On Showmax
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#8 Eleven shows that teach STEAM concepts to kids
You’ll have heard the phrase STEAM, and we’re not talking about the stuff that comes out the kettle while it boils. It stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths. With the pandemic forcing South African schools to shut early, you’ve probably started stressing about how to keep your kids entertained, right? Internet TV has the answer.
 On Netflix & Showmax
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 #7 Stream the controversial British series that imagines Africa ruling the world
In the British drama series that has made waves internationally, and is now available to watch in South Africa on Showmax and DStv Now, South African Masali Baduza (Trackers) and BAFTA winner Jack Rowan (Born To Kill, Peaky Blinders) play Sephy and Callum, two star-crossed lovers in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet.
On Showmax
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 #6 What is the real Lockdown like?
When the gates close behind you in the Thabazimbi Women’s Correctional Facility, you enter another world. This hard place is home to numerous female prisoners, convicted of crimes ranging from drug smuggling to robbery and murder.
On Showmax
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 #5 Nine nature documentaries to stream with your kids
There’s no better way to share a taste for the wonderfully strange world we live in with the next generation than by bingeing these beautiful David Attenborough and other nature doccies as a family.
On Netflix & Showmax 
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 4# Relive 5 nostalgic classic movies with your kids
Anyone who’s ever been a kid will have fond memories around their first movie experience. Being the most naive, imaginative and creative version of ourselves, childhood is the magical time in our lives when any story can and does become real. Here are five family films to fall in love with all over again.
 On Showmax
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 #3 The best kids’ shows for a bumper binge-watch session
Here are six Showmax series that have all earned coveted 100% critics’ ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Whichever grown-up said “It’s just a kids’ show” clearly hadn’t sat down to watch these classics with their children.
On Showmax 
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 #2 Fifteen kids’ shows to stream right now
Over weekends and holidays you need reinforcements, extra ammo in your keeping-the-kids-entertained arsenal. These shows and movies on Showmax and Netflix are here for you. And here’s a bonus – while these shows may all be aimed at children, they are likely to be enjoyed by you as well.
 On Netflix & Showmax
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 #1 Beneath the surface of Westworld’s most mysterious characters
For starters, it’s not a drama in the Wild West – the entire “world” is one giant theme park where rich folk get to dress up as cowboys, outlaws, lawmen and ladies, and live out their fantasies… most of which are as debauched as you can imagine.
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 7 spot, “Noughts & Crosses

An iconic love story of two families separated by power and prejudice but forever entwined by fate. Sephy and Callum must fight for more than just the right to be together. Malorie Blackman’s young adult novels, Noughts & Crosses, takes place in a dystopian alternate history where black “Cross” people rule over white “Noughts”. Starring Masali Baduza (Trackers) and Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders). The cast also includes Paterson Joseph, Helen Baxendale, Ian Hart, and Bonnie Mbuli, with a guest appearance by rapper Stormzy. If you are looking for a new Young Adult show with as much depth as the Hunger Games then this one is for you:

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