Weird Al teaches us how to do this floating orb magic trick: it’s so easy to do!

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 20 December 2014

Apparently, when Weird Al Yankovic is not making parody videos, he’s out conjuring magic tricks! In this 17-second video, Weird Al show us a neat illusion: the mysterious floating orb. Prepare to be amazed at how simple this trick is. It’s so easy, you could do it yourself! Have you already guessed what trickery he’s […]

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Artist creates a conversation about race via The Simpsons

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Saturday 20 December 2014

In memory of those who lost their lives to American police brutality, artist AleXsandro Palombo has turned to The Simpsons and used his creative abilities to comment on the situation. He calls the series I Can’t Breathe, after the last words of Eric Garner, who died at the hands of police officers in Staten Island. […]

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Man dives into frozen lake to rescue drowning duck

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Saturday 20 December 2014

It’s the middle of winter in Norway. Everything is snow-capped and frozen. When this 36-year-old Norwegian man saw a duck trapped beneath a lake’s surface, he immediately swam to the rescue. Entering into the frigid waters, Lars Jørun Langøien broke the ice and grabbed the duck from his doom. After escaping the frozen lake, Lars […]

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This chair is filled with as many litres of tears you’ll cry in a lifetime

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 20 December 2014

Japanese designer Keita Suzuki has created a rather unusual-yet thought-provoking-chair design. The Tear Drop Chair is a free-form design that is filled with 64 litres of water. Why that exact amount of water? It’s supposed to signify the average volume of tears a human being will shed during their lifetime. Sixty-four litres, people! That’s a lot of tears and a lot of eye redness.

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Your worst nightmare: being stuck in an elevator with a crazy person!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 20 December 2014

This man had no idea his day would consist of the following unfortunate events. If he did, he probably wouldn’t have left his house. Being stuck in an elevator is a nightmare. A tight space with strangers, the feeling of claustrophobia sets in as you think you can’t breathe well. Then, your survival mode takes over and you begin asking questions like: Do we have enough food?

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The most memorable moments of 2014, in playdough form

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 20 December 2014

2014 was an interesting year. In the past 12 months we’ve witnessed the rise of normcore (if you don’t know what it is, you’re not alone. Check it out here), celebrated the 20th anniversary of the TV show Friends, participated in the ice bucket challenge, and taken thousands of selfies.

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A very honest ad was created to get this little jerk of a dog adopted

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 19 December 2014

Instead of placing a sweet ad online to get ‘Eddie the Terrible’ adopted, someone at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley decided to let truth reign. And sometimes the truth hurts. But Eddie’s just a dog so he won’t know any better. The post was titled ‘Three Reasons You DON’T Want To Adopt Eddie The […]

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Forget the 3-cheese pizza: this Aussie chef has created the 99-cheese pizza

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 19 December 2014

Because Aussies know great pizza, and because Johnny di Francesco’s a world champion pizza-maker, we’re all treated to the newest pie on the menu: the 99-cheese pizza. Called the Novantanove Formaggio (99-cheese pizza), this pie from 400 Gradi in Melbourne is created using a ‘super cheese’. This super cheese is used as a base and is created by melting down 94 cheeses in a pit.

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Johnnie Walker just made these brogues that conceal mini bottles of their whiskey

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

Johnnie Walker Red Label recently collaborated with British cobbler Oliver Sweeney to make leather brogues that conceal miniature whiskey bottles. At first glance, they appear just like any elegant Oxford-style shoes, but flip them over and you’ll quickly see that inside their stacked heels are spaces big enough to fit mini liquor bottles. The idea is more discreet than a […]

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Return to stone age and live comfortably within this ‘boulder’ of a cabin nestled in the Swiss alps

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Friday 19 December 2014

Called Antoine, this compact boulder cabin has a bed, table, stool, fireplace and window (you have to look outside for your ablutions). It is inspired by and act as a tribute to the alpine experience and the writing of French philosopher Paul Virilio in 1975 on hidden bunker archaeology and principles of camouflage. Built off […]

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Artist illustrates dragons playfully interacting with everyday objects

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

We’ve gotten dragons all wrong! They’re not the destructive, vicious, fire-breathing creatures we thought they were. Bangladeshi cartoonist ‘Manik n Ratan’ paints dragons in a whole new light – one that’s more adorable and endearing, not to mention, alive. He illustrates them interacting with everyday objects, such as toy cars, a toothbrush, a magnifying glass, […]

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Designer revolutionizes Hanukkah by making the Dr.Dreidel

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

The dreidel game is about to change. He first conquered the music industry with Beats, now he’s revolutionizing Hanukkah. San Francisco-based artist Hanna Rothstein, who we’ve featured here before, has come up with the Dr. Dreidel. Basically it’s a dreidel with Dr. Dre on it. The pun-tastic spinning top has the rapper’s images etched on […]

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DIY peppermint shot glasses will forever change how we celebrate Christmas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 19 December 2014

Be the star of your upcoming office Christmas party by bringing in these goodies. Food blogger Cheri Alberts, the same culinary genius who taught us how to make toasted marshmallow shot glasses, has come up with another delectable DIY recipe: peppermint shot glasses. In her blog ‘TheWateringMouth’, she details how to make the alcoholic treats. First, […]

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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.

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

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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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