Office thief kidnaps a sandwich and leaves a ransom note, hilarity ensues

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Oh the gems you find on the internet. In anonymous office somewhere in the world, a sandwich went missing. *dun dun dun dun* Its frustrated owner then posted a note, calling out the unknown sandwich thief to stop the shenanigans. Here’s where it gets exciting: the thief responds with a ransom note! And from there […]

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Small things that are actually surprisingly big: an entire room in a single box

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 August 2014

Convenience is an understatement when it comes to the room-in-a-box. A German design and furniture company came up with this brilliant concept, including a whole room’s worth of furniture in a box that only measures 90 x 120 centimetres. No tools are needed in the process of turning this box into a room, and assembly takes less than 10 minutes!

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This video of two cats having a lovers tiff is the funniest thing we’ve seen all year

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 23 August 2014

The things you can do with two cats and a vivid imagination! YouTuber nolifejpn constructed an hilarious scenario in which one very angry cat gives a dressing down to his oft-maligned feline companion, all of which had us rolling around in laughter and wishing that we’d witnessed very same scene ourselves. [Watch the video here]

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This bathroom set is made out of Belgian chocolate and will cost you $133,000!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

This bathroom set would make Willy Wonka proud. Inspired by millions of Google searches for ‘bathroom sweets’ (a misspelling of ‘suite’), UK-based chocolate company, Choccywoccydoodah, partnered up with Bathrooms.com to fill that demand quite literally.

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Illustrations drawn with layer of dirt on truck doors capture eye balls on the road

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.

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This is possibly the only pair of DIY anime jeans in the world

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 22 August 2014

While fashion designers all over the world are wringing their hands in despair over what new designs they can possibly come up with for the next season’s pair of must-have jeans, one German cosplayer already has it down pat. Make it anime, of course! Known only as Kirameku for now, she has cunningly made good use of some water-based textile paints to draw strategically positioned 2D lines and creases on a pair of plain denim jeans.

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Small things that are actually surprisingly big: From hidden hammocks to sliding walls, this tiny attic apartment has it all

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By Milo Sumner in Architecture on Friday 22 August 2014

Introducing Didomestic, an tiny residence in the centre of Madrid, jam-packed with hidden gems of awesomeness. Decorated sparsely with plain wood and neutral colours, Didomestic was designed with flexibility in mind. Almost every section of wall, ceiling and floor can be opened, turned or rotated to reveal endless living accessories and layout options. In various […]

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An Australian company just invented the greatest butter knife ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 22 August 2014

How humans have never thought of this design before is a complete mystery. Sydney-based company DM Initiatives has solved one of life’s greatest challenges: spreading cold butter on toast. How? With something as simple as combining a cheese grater with a butter knife.

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Aww: Frozen-themed marriage proposal will make your day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

It just had to happen. After all the Frozen-inspired things we’ve seen (mostly song covers) since the film’s release, we now finally have a Frozen wedding proposal! Denver-based Brian Davis wanted to give his college sweetheart, Michelle Seguin, a very special proposal. So he did it the most romantic way he knew how: do it […]

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The annual Flower Festival in Madeira, Portugal, is just bursting with colour

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By Eugenia Viti in Cool Travel on Friday 22 August 2014

Not only is Portugal’s resort island Madeira a beautiful year-round resort destination, with wonderful beaches and drinks, it also holds the annual Flower Festival every spring. The festival happens two weeks after Easter in the main streets of Funchal’s center. It’s a four day event that includes a children’s parade, a Wall of Hope, and […]

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Makeup artist turned her mouth into those of famous cartoon characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

You know you have some advanced makeup artist skills when you can change your own body part into famous cartoon characters. London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson did just that by transforming her mouth into the mouths of Shrek, Popeye, and Nemo, to name a few. It must be a hoot talking to her with those drawings on her face, you’d think you were interacting with the characters themselves!

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When Kermit the Frog takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you know it’s serious

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 22 August 2014

So that iconic figure, Kermit the Frog, has accepted the challenge and taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after a dare from WWE CEO Vince McMahon. Yes, yes, he’s a creature of the water, but heck, all that felt must’ve been drenched! Kermit in turn laid his challenge down to three of his Muppets Most […]

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These products are specially designed to make them unusable

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. At least, this is what I think so I am puzzled with product designers whose creations leave me scratching my head. Are they laughing at my expense? Take the case of Katerina Kamprani, an Athens-based architect and 3D modeller who, I am guessing, has an unique sense of humour.

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Wagging tails, wet fur, and a barking good time: a puppy pool party like no other!

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Sigh, if only we were canines. Yes, that’s right. They seem to have all the fun. The aptly named Lucky Puppy, a doggy daycare center located in Michigan, threw a puppy pool party recently for all their happy ‘guests’ and amongst a backdrop of a 3 acre playground and 7 acres of nature trails, much […]

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Taiwan bus drivers are taking over the roads as creepy zombies

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 22 August 2014

For the annual Hungry Ghost Festival, a Taiwanese bus company allowed some of its drivers to dress up as frightening zombies for the day…and these were the results. This iconic festival takes place on the 15th night of the 7th month every year (on the Chinese lunar calendar), when the spirits of the dead are […]

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