Scary lightning streaks strike awe over Sardinia

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 25 July 2014

Oh, nature puts on some scary light shows all right. Photographer Stefano Garau shot a series of pictures of a giant storm cell lit up from the inside by lightning, straight from the balcony where he lives in South Sardinia. He went on to merge and show the most visible lightning in the post production […]

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Cats as famous fonts

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 26 July 2014

Buzzfeed reimagined cats as famous fonts a couple of years ago and while we’re only getting our paws on these photos now, it’s quite a marvellous collection. Of course, only the daftest feline expression would suffice for Comic Sans. Of course.

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This vineyard in Tuscany doubles up as an Italian prison

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Saturday 26 July 2014

We never knew this before, but it makes sense: a penal colony located on the island of Gorgona in the Tuscan Archipelago, is home to 50 or so detainees who work on a vineyard owned by one of Italy’s oldest winemaking families, Frescobaldi. There they produce Gorgona, a white wine blend of vermentino and ansonica […]

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Californian kid ‘breaks into’ music festivals around the world and it totally pays off

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By Milo Sumner in New Film on Saturday 26 July 2014

Have you ever used a fake ID to get in to a bar, jumped over a fence to avoid paying, or skipped a mammoth queue by pretending to be with somebody important? How about faking press-passes and sneaking on stage with some of the biggest musicians in the world at the wildest festivals? Chances are […]

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The bizarre yet strangely awesome costumes of Comic-Con 2014 in photographs

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Saturday 26 July 2014

Comic-Con 2014 has officially kicked off at the San Diego Convention centre. For those who may never have heard of the phenomenon, Comic-Con is a bizarre yet strangely awesome annual event that brings together a whole host of peoples. From cos-players (those guys who get really really really into their costumes) to comic-book recluses, they […]

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Finally, a donut camera you can use for all your Instagram shots

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 26 July 2014

Life is too short not to shoot pictures with a donut, right? This donut cam comes with a hole in the middle that appears to act as a viewfinder of some sort, while the lightweight camera (just 62g), coated with faux sugar or chocolate on one side, and five Instagram-like color filters within, promises to […]

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Frozen freshwater lake glows magnificently in turquoise

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Saturday 26 July 2014

Looking at the frozen wonder that is Lake Baikal, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were rich. The freshwater lake, located in Southern Siberia in Russia, is a sagely 20 to 25 million years old that, according to My Modern Met, during March every year, causes ice to form unevenly in pressure and temperature. Which […]

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British female students are outraged that their nude charity calendar has been banned from Facebook

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 25 July 2014

A calendar created by students at Warwick University in England has been banned on Facebook under the grounds that it contains ‘sexually explicit content’. Female students from the University of Warwick Rowing Society banded together to pose in their birthday suits for a 2014 calendar in aid of Macmillan Cancer support.

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Remembering George Harrison: Beetles ate tribute tree for Beatles guitarist

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Beetles have killed a pine tree that once stood in memory of the late Beatle, George Harrison. According to a city councillor, the tree in Griffith Park towered at over three meters before its sad bug-ridden demise. In the meantime, let it be known that even Harrison found the allure of fisheye selfies irresistible during […]

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An Italian alpine mountain retreat with panoramic views can be all yours for only €245,000

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 25 July 2014

If you’re a lover of mountain trekking and all things Italian, you may just wanna pop by Ebay cos an entire Italian mountain retreat is on sale right now. Described as having the freshest of alpine air, the eagle eye of panoramic views, and only a stone’s throw away from touristy Turin, the quaint village […]

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This designer created the sweetest resume he could give to prospective employers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 25 July 2014

Now that’s one way to court a potential employer! Design student Matthew Hirsch took the iconic Hershey’s Chocolate packaging and put in some personal touches, turning it into a delectable resume for his potential employers to drool over.

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Behold! The hamster wheel has been reinvented for house cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 25 July 2014

Gotta admit it: this cat wheel invention from California-based Sean Farlay and his company based in Camarillo, CA is giving us the chuckles. Branded as One Fast Cat, this self-assembled cat wheel with 48” diameter and 10” running tread is made from light recycled plastic material, while the special foam run surface ensures a safe […]

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Past made present in these colourised photos from history

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 25 July 2014

We delighted to bring you a new wave of instalments in the rising trend of colourisation, the art of bringing historical photos into the modern day by applying the realistic colours that were leached out by the black and white photographic processes of yesteryear. Moments in history from as far back as the 1800′s are […]

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The world’s first public toilet for dogs has been installed in Spain

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 25 July 2014

Public toilets for dogs sound like a great idea, especially in towns like El Vendrell in northern Spain where pet owners can be fined up to €750 for neglecting to pick up their dogs’ waste. Located along one of its busy thoroughfare, the stainless steel contraption consists of two sections installed side by side – a doggy potty and a doggy urinal.

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If Disney Princesses had Instagram in real life, they’d look something like this

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Ever wondered what lives Disney Princesses would lead if they were set in the real world? ‘Seventeen Magazine’ imagines exactly that by coming up with Instagram accounts for each princess. Here we see Elsa chillin’ at a beach, Pocahontas trading her canoe for a surfboard, and Snow White trolling Grumpy. Looking at these Instagram photos, […]

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