Eish! 19.10.2018 05:16 pm

Twitter reacts to finding out that an okapi is an animal

A number of users thought it was merely a type of knife.

While the world was celebrating World Okapi Day with the news of the birth of a new okapi at an international Disney theme park, some South Africans were coming to terms with the fact that an okapi is more than just a knife.

Twitter reacts to finding out that an okapi is an animal
Twitter reacts to finding out that an okapi is an animal

Twitter reacts to finding out that an okapi is an animal

A number of users thought it was merely a type of knife.

Twitter trashes Bafana Bafana draw against ‘fishermen team’
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Twitter trashes Bafana Bafana draw against ‘fishermen team’

Social media users appear to believe the team was in the Seychelles on holiday when they failed to score a goal against the Seychelles team.
Clicks under fire after faulty pregnancy tests reveal false positive results
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Clicks under fire after faulty pregnancy tests reveal false positive results

In testing the digital pregnancy tests constantly gave the result ‘pregnant’ when exposed to ordinary tap water.
Trump hangs painting of himself with Republican presidents
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Trump hangs painting of himself with Republican presidents

The new White House painting depicts Trump hanging out at a bar with the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt and George W. Bush.
Drunk teens break into parliament and leave friend behind
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Drunk teens break into parliament and leave friend behind

Increased security appears not to have stopped a group of teenagers from breaking in for a ‘fun walk’.
Tweeps beg Mboweni not to leave Twitter
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Tweeps beg Mboweni not to leave Twitter

The new minister of finance seems to have abandoned his account.
The funniest nicknames in SA politics
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The funniest nicknames in SA politics

A look at the history behind nicknames like Cupcake, Mpandloms and The People’s Bae.
WATCH: Monkey takes the wheel, ‘drives’ bus in India
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WATCH: Monkey takes the wheel, ‘drives’ bus in India

The driver was promptly suspended, though others say the man should be given another chance.
Tekkie Town supervisor suspended after humiliating employee with a note
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Tekkie Town supervisor suspended after humiliating employee with a note

Tape was allegedly stuck over the woman’s mouth after she pleaded to be moved from the window where she stood with the note on her chest.
WATCH: Metro Cop crashes through wall of Roodepoort house
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WATCH: Metro Cop crashes through wall of Roodepoort house

The crash was caused by a motorist who failed to stop at a stop sign, clipping the metro vehicle, which was driving fast, causing it to veer out of control.
Zwelinzima Vavi can’t afford medical aid?
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Zwelinzima Vavi can’t afford medical aid?

The Saftu general secretary does not welcome assumptions about his lifestyle.
WATCH: Trevor Noah makes fun of Trump boarding Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to shoe
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WATCH: Trevor Noah makes fun of Trump boarding Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to shoe

The Daily Show has suggested Trump may have installed a loo in his limo.
WATCH: Car spinning at Ennerdale community protests
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WATCH: Car spinning at Ennerdale community protests

Police say coloured townships where protests had been planned against ‘marginalisation and neglect’ were mostly calm.
Unknown women accused of robbing, drugging men in Hartbeespoort
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Unknown women accused of robbing, drugging men in Hartbeespoort

Two men entertained three mystery ladies at an estate in Hartbeespoort and awoke to what would turn out to be an unusual series of events.
Telkom shuts down free Twitter claims
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Telkom shuts down free Twitter claims

MTN has left a major gap in the market by shutting down its free Twitter service.
Scopa’s Themba Godi judged for liking racy pictures
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Scopa’s Themba Godi judged for liking racy pictures

The chairperson has drawn social media’s ire for fondness for ‘thirst traps’.
J’Something will now have his land expropriated first if BLF takes over
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J’Something will now have his land expropriated first if BLF takes over

The Mi Casa frontman unexpectedly took centre stage in the land debate on Wednesday, despite doing basically nothing to involve himself in it.
Taxi drivers ‘demanding to see family photos’ cause a Twitter storm
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Taxi drivers ‘demanding to see family photos’ cause a Twitter storm

We know taxi associations have a history of outrageous ideas, but when they’re more demanding than Gigaba it’s cause for scepticism.
J’Something and Christo Thurston to keep their land under EFF government – Malema
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J’Something and Christo Thurston to keep their land under EFF government – Malema

The EFF CIC has made a few exceptions to his land expropriation without compensation rule.
WATCH: Heritage celebrations dampened by catfight at Fourways Farmers Market
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WATCH: Heritage celebrations dampened by catfight at Fourways Farmers Market

Two videos of an altercation between three women are doing the rounds on social media.
South Africans engage in a little friendly competition with #MyHeritagevsYours
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South Africans engage in a little friendly competition with #MyHeritagevsYours

The hashtag gives locals a chance to show off what they love most about their traditional attire.
Father of quintuplets was already betrothed to someone else
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Father of quintuplets was already betrothed to someone else

Her family is in the process of finding out what recourse they have against their ‘son-in-law’.
Nando’s fires back at fake dagga ad
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Nando’s fires back at fake dagga ad

The restaurant chain finally addressed one of those fake ads.
The most ridiculous things done by #AfricanPoliticians
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The most ridiculous things done by #AfricanPoliticians

You would have had to live through some of these to have believed they ever happened.
Infamous pastor makes congregants drink Jik
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Infamous pastor makes congregants drink Jik

Prophet Rufus Phala told his loyal followers that they weren’t drinking Jik, but Jesus’ blood.
First round of #GlobalCitizen ticket winners announced, Twitter reacts
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First round of #GlobalCitizen ticket winners announced, Twitter reacts

The first round of winners took to social media to express their excitement.

 

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