Watch your record spin with this super cool vertical turntable

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 3 July 2015

Even though technology has advanced and we’re spoilt with music on our MP3 players, smartphones and laptops, nothing beats the tunes that come from a vinyl record player. Gramovox knows this and has created a brand new record player that not only plays vinyls, but it stands vertically so it looks like your spinning records are levitating.

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Tiny Instagram illustrations by Kasia Haldas

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 3 July 2015

If you’ve got yourself an Instagram account, you might see your snaps turned into tiny paintings someday because this is artist Karia Haldas’ specialty. 

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Sunburn dolls teach kids the importance of wearing sunscreen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 3 July 2015

To get the message across to kids that applying sunscreen is important, Nivea launched a sun sensitive doll that blushes bright red when exposed to the sun without sunblock.

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Century-old chalkboard drawings are found hidden within the walls of this Oklahoma school

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 3 July 2015

Ok, so it’s no dinosaur fossil, but this is still a pretty cool discovery. In Oklahoma City, a chalkboard dating back to 1917 has been uncovered after renovations at Emerson High School.

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Wild chimps are drinking palm wine in West Africa and are displaying signs of being drunk

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 July 2015

Chimps have finally discovered the joys of alcohol, in the form of palm wine. We’re feeling very proud! A study published in the Royal Society journal Open Science has detailed how wild chimps of Bossou in Guinea are ‘partial to a little tipple of palm wine’ and with some drinking so much that scientists report behavioural signs of inebriation.

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Pledge money to see these film guys get matching crew cuts

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 July 2015

You’ve probably seen plenty of perks that come with Kickstarter campaigns. Free baseball caps, personalized mugs, maybe even a meet and greet. But here’s a Kickstarter we should all get behind because if it makes its goal of $12k, both the writer/director and cinematographer will get matching crew cuts.

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Stunning images of glowworms in 30-million-year-old limestone caves in New Zealand

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 2 July 2015

If photographer Joseph Michael isn’t working for the New Zealand tourism commission, someone get him a job quick. His long-exposure photos of glowworms in caves are simply amazing and make us want to pack our bags immediately!

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Artist imagines what it would be like for security cameras to hang out together

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Have you ever noticed how surveillance cameras are always alone? There’s a good reason for that. Prague-based artist Jakub Geltner shows us how disturbing it can get if these devices hung out together, just like a flock or a herd.

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Snails get their shells painted to avoid getting stepped on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 2 July 2015

Wanting to help snails avoid getting accidentally stepped on, artist Stefan Siverud has come up with a creative way to get them noticed: by painting their shells with art.

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This video shows us all how to hold a baby

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 July 2015

How do you hold a baby? You probably thought there were a couple different ways to hold a wriggling babe, but as this man shows us, there are infinite ways to hold a baby, and they’ve all got a name.

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New inspirational photographs from famed photog Marcin Ryczek

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Back in 2013 we (along with everyone on the Internet) fell in love with Marcin Ryczek’s beautiful photo, ‘A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow’. Now the talented Polish photographer is back with a new photo series called ‘Symbols’, and again, we are just as enthralled with this work as last time.

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This is what happens when a street artist and the city council go at each other

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 2 July 2015

Whenever London-based street artist ‘Mobstr’ would stencil in an artwork, he’d find it the next day painted over by the city council. So what does he do? He paints over it. And what does the council do? They also paint over it!

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Whales are caught singing for their lunch in Alaska

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 July 2015

Seeing a humpback whale in the wild is mesmerizing, but seeing a pod of them from a seagull’s point of view – while fishing for their lunch – is breathtaking.

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Brand new car gets witty camouflage to keep it from being stolen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

When one guy got himself a brand new car, he wanted it to be absolutely theft-proof. But rather than installing fancy security systems, he came up with a cheaper alternative: he covered it in rust.

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Good guy chooses his beagle over his dog-hating girlfriend in epic craigslist ad

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Wednesday 1 July 2015

When his girlfriend of four years told him to get rid of his dog Molly, Redditor ‘Getzen’ had no choice but to put out an ad on Craigslist.

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