Updated 23 January 2014

Of elephants, nasty gym habits and Schumacher's future

Was it necessary to kill the angry elephant in the Kruger Park? Do you recognise these gym posers? And what does Michael Schumacher's future look like?

It's been a slow week as everyone got back into the swing of things, but that doesn't mean we don't have a few great stories to share with you. Here are some of our best:

One story we loved was users who sent us other uses for condoms on our Facebook page – from fishing to making a fire to polishing shoes, it seems condoms may in fact be one of the most useful items in your survival kit.

Our most fun story was nasty habits in the gym, including the people who most annoy us! Flaunting nudity in the bathrooms and grunters in the weight section anyone? 

On a sad note, we received an update by neurologists on Michael Schumacher's prognosis – and things are not looking good. Read our article If Schumacher survives, he will not be Schumacher to get an idea of what lies ahead for the superstar.

My favourite story of the week is 'rage' against the killing of the Kruger Park elephant that overturned ignorant tourists' car in December by Deputy Editor, Susan Erasmus. Watch the video to see who you think was at fault. 

My tip for the week: get yourself some coenzyme Q10. During a checkup, my GP said that it does wonders to increase your energy in the long term (it actually helps release energy from your cells), and that she'd seen good results in many of her patients.

It's an antioxidant that also does wonders for the ticker. Natural sources are nuts, fish, fish oil and certain veggies. 

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