Do the things we do online make sense in real life? Prank video shows just how silly social media can be!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Last year we showed you Jena Kingsley’s hilarious Are You On The List? video where she punked unsuspecting coffee lovers at a Starbucks. Now the comedian is back with an even better video you’ve gotta watch.

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Yes, Thailand’s government has built a robot taster to scrutinize Thai food everywhere

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, Tech on Thursday 29 January 2015

Bad Thai food isn’t just disappointing, it’s an insult to Thai cuisine. Seems fitting, then, that Thailand’s government have set up a committee to deal with the waves of unauthentic Thai restaurants all over the world that fail to deliver the yum in their tom yum. One of the committee’s pet projects, is a $100,000 […]

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Aussie fishermen get the scare of a lifetime when a massive great white shark circles their boat!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 29 January 2015

These fishermen only thought they were fishing. Turns out they were wrong. They were the ones being fished! As they sat at sea waiting for some fish to bite, a shark decided to have some fun. Scaring the men well enough, the video consists of mainly bleeped out words. There was one quote we could heard, ‘It’s bigger than the boat!

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Condoms disguised as pizza boxes combine all your guilty pleasures in one package

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 29 January 2015

In an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Joey had a famous dilemma about giving up either food or sex. Worry no more, Joey, you can have both. Sort of. Russian designer Marina Malygina has come up with a packaging design that puts both guilty pleasures in one package for your package (Get it? Get it?) The concept involves disguising a box of condoms into a miniature box of pizza.

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Japanese blogger walks around with a kitty hairband that makes cat lovers purr!

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 28 January 2015

For cat lovers, we’ve seen all sorts of kitty fashion milking them for their money’s worth. When it comes to hairbands, cat ears are stuck on them aplenty. But an entire cat on your head? It’s entirely possible if you’re madly in meow. Japanese blogger Campanella blogs about her three passions in life: interior design, fashion accessories and cats.

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Artist reimagines western fairy tales as if they took place in Korea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Ever imagined Beauty and the Beast’s Belle wearing a Hanbok instead of her trademark golden ball gown? Or seeing a Kumiho instead of a wolf in Little Red Riding Hood? In artist Na Young Wu’s imaginative series, east meets west as western fairy tales get an oriental makeover. Costumes, character features, and even the illustration […]

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These artists made a giant campfire marshmallow roast sculpture with snow

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There’s nothing like roasting marshmallows over a campfire right in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Artists from the Schaffer Art Studio made a giant campfire marshmallow roast using only snow and food colouring. To build the sculpture, the artists spray-painted the snow with food coloring, creating the flames and wood.

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NASA gets us ready for space travel to newfound alien planets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

In a wonderfully geeky move, NASA has been releasing some vintage-inspired scifi travel posters from the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau for newfound planets such as Kepler-16b (which, as they note, orbits a pair of stars like Tatooine in Star Wars), HD 40307g (dubbed a ‘Super Earth’ for its gravitational pull) and Kepler-186f (the Earth-size planet with red wavelength […]

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This innocent looking side table hides an entire rowing machine inside it

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Workout stations are always an eyesore, especially if you live in a small apartment where space is scarce and sacred. Well, not anymore if you’re able to cough up US$2,300 or more. Patrick Saint-Martin has developed the Ram & Row, an exercise equipment and side table rolled into one.

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Even Ultraman needs to recharge his batteries in Hawaii

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There I was at the Honolulu airport when I saw these holiday snapshots of Ultraman vacationing on Hawaii on a wall. Looks like these pictures — along with a series of ‘vacation videos’ — are all part of the Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign last year, which hopes to revive interest in the islands among the Japanese […]

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It’s 2015, and nuns just wanna have fun… on your calendar

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

If you’re one of these folks who don’t like a calendar and most certainly haven’t got one for 2015, the Nuns Having Fun calendar might change your mind. Whether they are at the carnival, jumping rope, on Vespas or playing the guitar, the joy on their faces is unmistakable.

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These guys re-enacted WWE wrestling matches in front of perplexed passerby on the streets of London

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 28 January 2015

YouTuber Joe Weller is at it again. This time he is bringing the smack down publicly. Reminiscing on the glory days of the WWE, Joe brings it back, but this time on the streets of London. Complete with a referee and two fighters, these fights are scripted, but completely real.

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Who’s lying on their resume? This infographic reveals all

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Lied on your resume? Join the club. According to Visualistan, 57 percent of people embellish a skill set on their resume, while 55 percent embellish responsibilities, and 42 percent lie about the dates of their employment.

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Come see what the world’s narrowest house is like at 1.2 meters wide

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 28 January 2015

You’ll be forgiven for walking right pass it since the Keret House is wedged firmly in between two large buildings at only 1.2 meters wide. Built at a cost of 70,000 Euros (over US$80,000) in Warsaw, Poland, it is highly likely that this is the narrowest home in the world. With a total floor space of 45 square meters, it’s a mere 36 inches wide at its narrowest point and 48 inches at its widest.

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New York City’s blizzard is proving to be the perfect time to meet strangers online

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 28 January 2015

When it was announced that an historic snow storm was due to hit New York City this past week, New Yorkers did what any other population would do-they went straight to Craigslist to find a mate. At the time of writing, New York’s Craigslist has hundreds of posts online from men and women, all looking for that special someone to bunker down with while the blizzard passes through.

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