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Man behind THAT Usain Bolt photo picks the best sporting shots of 2016
As he runs, just ahead of a field of men desperately trying to beat the champion sprinter, Usain Bolt turns and seems to flash a cheeky grin at the camera.
The photo, taken in August at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, quickly became the most recognised sporting photo of the year. The man behind the lens, Cameron Spencer, gave dozens of interviews about how he got the shot — suffice it to say, he's a master photographer.
As part of Getty's Year in Focus 2016, Spencer has handpicked his favourite Australian sporting shots of the year for Mashable. Read more...More about Australia, Usain Bolt, Olympics 2016, Cameron Spencer, and Watercooler
Get excited: Australia just got its first direct flight to Europe
Qantas has given long suffering Aussies an early Christmas present: The ability to fly from Australia to Europe without any exhausting stopovers.
On Sunday, the local airline announced it would launch non-stop flights on the 787-9 Dreamliner from Perth to London. You may have to grit your teeth a little longer, though: The service isn't set to begin until March 2018.
For anyone who has undertaken the epic flight, lasting almost 24 hours, it's always been necessary to stop halfway in either Asia or the Middle East.
Soon about 236 passengers per flight will be able to fly 14,498 kilometres (9,009 miles) without pause. The new route will take about 17 hours, and the airline believes it will be the third-longest passenger flight globally. Read more...More about Flights, Europe, Qantas, Travel, and Australia
Walter White joins the Trump cabinet on 'SNL,' and he has the perfect role
"It's almost like Mr. Trump appoints these people specifically to undermine the very agencies they head," said CNN's Jake Tapper, as played by Saturday Night Live's Beck Bennett.
By that logic, who did the show predict Trump would hire to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)? None other than former high school chemistry teacher and meth cook, Walter White.
Bryan Cranston reprised his Breaking Bad role as White in Saturday's cold open, appearing alongside Bennett and Kate McKinnon as Trump aide Kellyanne Conway.More about Donald Trump, Breaking Bad, Walter White, Saturday Night Live, and Entertainment
Madonna getting brutally honest about sexism is 100% inspiring
"I stand before you as a doormat...Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer."
From her opening lines, Madonna clearly intended to use her speech at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event in New York on Friday to speak her mind on everything from sexism to ageing. The pop icon was Billboard's Woman of the Year.
Always shape shifting and never boring, Madonna has evolved the narrow role women in music are meant to play, but it has not been easy.
"Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism, constant bullying and relentless abuse," she continued. Read more...More about Billboard, Madonna, Entertainment, and Music
According to Facebook, Australia couldn't get enough of Trump in 2016
Like slowing down to gawk at a car crash, Australia could not get enough of the U.S. election in 2016.
It was the most talked about topic among the 15 million or so Australians sharing posts on Facebook this year, according to the company's own data. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and shark attacks rounded out the top three. So, all in all, a remarkably gloomy year.
According to Mia Garlick, director of Facebook policy for Australia and New Zealand, 289 million people around the world created 10 billion interactions —- likes, comments, shares and original posts — from the day Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president in Mar., 2015 through to election day this November. Read more...More about Facebook, Australia, and Social Media