The sun has a halo in Mexico City and residents can’t stop looking at it

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 23 May 2015

Don’t look directly into the sun – that’s rule number one. But when the sun has an incredible halo around it, how could you not look directly into it? This phenomenon happened in Mexico City this past week and has everybody mesmerized.

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Not many people can ride this bicycle and it’s for a very good reason

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 23 May 2015

Knowledge is not understanding, Dustin reminds us in this video. ‘The algorithm that’s associated with riding a bike, in your brain, is just that complicated’, he says. ‘Think about it. Downwards force on the pedals, leaning your whole body, pulling and pushing the handlebars, gyroscopic procession in the wheels, every single force is part of this […]

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Van Damme’s ‘Bloodsport’ turned into a 30-second Mentos ad parody

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 23 May 2015

Who doesn’t love a good Mentos ad? That catchy tune, those cheesy smug smiles – it’s all very early 90s and you can’t help but love them. So when someone posts a Mentos parody on YouTube, we all take notice… especially when Jean Claude Van Damme is involved!

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Hand-painted skeletons reflect on consumer culture across the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 23 May 2015

This is art you don’t see everyday! Gurt Swanenberg has hand painted skeletons and skulls of animals with the logos of major brands across the world.

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Hands up if you love Earth’s new flag for space exploration!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 May 2015

When humans from Earth meet aliens on another planet, we’ll probably need a flag to wave out of our spaceship to show them we mean no harm. We’ll probably also need a flag for claiming land on alien planets because it’s going to be hard for land-thirsty humans to leave that alone. So one guy has explored this idea and come up with a nifty flag for us all.

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These beefed up kangaroos will make you feel all sorts of awkward

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 23 May 2015

Digg Senior Editor Veronica de Souza says it all when she makes the comment, ‘Are they kind of hot? What am I feeling right now?’ about a bunch of meathead kangaroos. There’s nothing more awkward than looking at these ‘roos and wishing your better half had as much upper body muscle as these giant marsupials.

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Floating pizzeria is located in the picturesque waters off Fiji

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 23 May 2015

Most pizzerias are basic – a counter, a few chairs, and a case for cold drinks. Nothing special, really. But travel to Fiji  and you’ll find the world’s most picturesque pizzeria, surrounding by turquoise water and sunny skies.

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LEGO minifigs go on tiny, real life adventures by interacting with everyday objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 22 May 2015

French photographer Sofiane Samlal, better known as ‘Samsofy’, shows us that everything is indeed awesome when imagination takes over and brings inanimate plastic characters to life.

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Go on holiday and spend the night in a sewer pipe in Austria and Germany

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 22 May 2015

They might not be your first choice for accommodation, but Austrian architect Andreas Strauss has totally revamped these sewer pipes and converted them into homes away from home.

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Watch how beauty trends in the Philippines have evolved over 100 years

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 22 May 2015

In the sixth instalment of their ‘100 Years of Beauty’ series, Cut Video shows us the evolution of Filipina beauty, as well as the historical events that have shaped it.

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Accurate body painting shows how a baby fits inside a pregnant woman’s belly

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 22 May 2015

Ever wondered how an entire human could fit inside another human for 9 months? Dutch maternal and infant photographer Leonie Versantvoort shows us how using something as simple as body paint.

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These fire fighting superhero suits are personalised just for you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 22 May 2015

The trouble with fighting fires in traditional one-size-fits-all firefighting suits is that they’re heavy and bulky, weighing firefighters down when they’re climbing stairs or rescuing people. One industrial designer, Jiazhen ‘Ken’ Chen has made a dramatic improvement on tradition and introduced his A.F.A.-powered exoskeleton suit to give firefighters a personalised helping hand while on the job.

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Melbourne’s smallest gallery is located outside Australia’s smallest bar!

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By Play Melbourne in Cool Travel on Friday 22 May 2015

You might think that all art galleries are huge buildings full of empty space and a few pieces of art stuck on the walls. Not in Melbourne. This city’s smallest gallery is called Trink Tank and it’s located right outside Australia’s smallest bar, Bar Americano.

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The singing garbage man of New York City

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 22 May 2015

They say to whistle while you work but in one man’s case, it’s all about hitting the high notes. Meet the most in-tune garbage collector in New York City. As he goes about his nightly route, this man belts out some crazy good tunes. In particular, Hoobastank’s ‘Same Direction’ and ‘Out Of Control’.

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The most awkward moments from Twitter, all on one app

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 22 May 2015

Imagine someone pays a compliment to the person next to you, but you think it’s for you. You quickly say thank you, then just as quickly hang your head down in complete awkwardness, wanting to curl up into a little ball so nobody sees you. Yeah, there’s an app for things like that.

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