Baby elephant gets frustrated after chasing a dog, throws the cutest tantrum

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 19 December 2014

At the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a baby elephant attempts to chase down a dog. However, when you’re a hulking 265 lb. pachyderm trying to keep up with an agile and elusive canine, things aren’t bound to go your way. And for this calf, it sure didn’t.

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Pin-up models drenched in paint look like famous superheroines

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 19 December 2014

Last year, London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz amazed us all after he came up with a series about naked pin-up girls wearing nothing but splashes of milk. Now he’s back with something more… super. In the series ‘Splash Heroes’, Jaroslav employs the same advanced techniques he used in the milk series, drenching his models in buckets […]

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This turtle teaches us not to mind your own business and that a friend in need is a friend indeed!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Friday 19 December 2014

It’s a S-L-O-W news day and I will give you one. Caught on tape live at the Taipei Zoo, this turtle was taking a leisurely afternoon stroll, presumably to walk off lunch, when it sees another turtle sunning on its back. Since it really takes one to know one, our turtle knew the other can’t […]

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Another woman poses with a monkey, another photo goes viral

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 19 December 2014

The trouble with taking selfies with monkeys is that… you’re taking a selfie with a monkey. A tourist on holiday in Bali has given us all a good laugh when she decided to capture a cute moment with a monkey on camera. The selfie started out as any selfie does-both are smiling wide and in good spirits.

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Guy takes his unsuspecting girlfriend into a photo booth, and proposes!

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Thursday 18 December 2014

This is beautiful. Kevin Moran, from Chicago, hatched a plan to propose to his girlfriend, Molly, while in a photobooth to capture the moment in a unique way. As it happens – the photos are spectacular and there’s video footage from the booth as well.

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Would you dare take a rest in this gigantic hammock suspended 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah?

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 18 December 2014

50 thrill seekers took three day off to install this huge pentagon-shaped hammock 400 feet above Moab desert in Utah this month. Called the Mothership Space Net Penthouse, it lured some daredevils into the desert for some dangerous stunts.

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This YouTuber has a brilliant idea for holiday cheer: a portable mistletoe!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 18 December 2014

YouTuber Blake Grisby certainly knows how to spread holiday cheer. With his clever mistletoe contraption strapped to his backpack, the greenery designed to receive a happy holiday kiss follows Blake overhead. In the middle of a Christmas market in Chicago, Blake walks around in hopes of landing some kisses and spreading some holiday cheer.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: This pen will always be ready for action, remaining in a standing position wherever you leave it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

The Slända pen is unlike any other pen you’ve seen-or experienced-before. Developed by Gustav Widström and Marcus Heneen, this pen doesn’t need one of those old fashioned pen holders because it stands up all by itself.

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Guinea pigs adorably fall in line during their morning commute

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 18 December 2014

We could definitely learn a lot from guinea pigs during their rush hour commute. At the Nagasaki Bio Park in Sakai, Japan, zookeepers built a miniature bridge for the adorable little rodents to ease their transfer between enclosures.

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Coca Cola’s St. Nick gets a 21st century makeover with couture clothing

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 18 December 2014

We all know the Santa Claus who appears on the Coca Cola ads during Christmas time. But did you know that jolly figure has been around since the 1920s?

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Original Spirits: How four artists celebrate the traditions of Mount Gay rum through their work

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 18 December 2014

With more than 300 years of expertise in creating a handcrafted product, the makers of Mount Gay rum understand the importance of honoring history, process and tradition. In celebration of that history, Mount Gay rum is sharing the stories of four Original Spirits from varied backgrounds and creative fields.

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A jigsaw puzzle that shows nothing but 1,000 colours across the CMYK colour spectrum

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2014

This is the 1,000 COLOURS puzzle by artist and designer Clemens Habicht. As the name implies, it’s a jigsaw puzzle composed of 1,000 different colors arranged to look like a CMYK gamut.

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Why go to the mountains when you can get this climbing wall treadmill in your home?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 17 December 2014

The treadmill can get boring. And rock climbing in the great outdoors isn’t going to happen every weekend. So a couple of geniuses got to thinking and came up with the climbing wall treadmill.

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Luis Quiles’ controversial illustrations on poverty, privilege and pop culture (NSFW)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 December 2014

All you need is a quick glance at Luis Quiles’ artwork to get an idea of what’s going on in the world today. Through his raw, and quite often graphic, illustrations, Quiles comments on the big issues. From our obsession with social media and pop culture, to the bloody violence and discrimination that goes on every day around the world, Quiles captures heartfelt emotion in each of his drawings to bring about a powerful response in us.

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Take a heart-pumping lethwei class from the locals in Yangon, Burma

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Travel to Yangon for the sacred Buddhist landmarks and exquisite gardens, but don’t forget to do at least one thing any regular local would. Like practicing the 1,000-year-old Indochinese martial art, Lethwei. While watching lethwei is as thrilling as it gets, taking a class in this ancient sport will help you appreciate it like never before.

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