Truck jumps over F1 car, sets world record and makes our jaws drop

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 26 November 2014

This one of the craziest, most awesome things you’ll ever see: a trailer truck jumping over a Formula 1 car as it passes through just at the right moment underneath. No CGI was involved in the making of the stunt, just lots of balls. The entire thing was organized by stuntman Mike Ryan, who also happened to be the truck’s driver. Martin Ivanov drove the Lotus F1 car.

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Need a trusting, flexible sidekick for your heist? Here’s the perfect tool

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Like comic books and films have taught us for ages: when you’re planning your heist, it’s important to be agile and flexible. Why? Well, once you have the ridiculously pricey piece of art, or highly-valued diamond, you’ve got to be able to jump over and under all of the security measures put in place. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Ten 3D tattoos so realistic they’ll creep you out!

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

As tattoos become more popular and mainstream, the onus is on tattoo artists to introduce new and exciting styles for them and their customers to stand out, far from the madding crowd. Our friends at Bored Panda have curated 10 tattoos that give an extra edge of optical illusion, so realistic they are that you […]

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The Co-Create Series: Victoria Garcia’s illustration inspired by an ant coated dinnerware collection

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Wednesday 26 November 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, textile artist Victoria Garcia, who was featured in a Lost At E Minor video back in 2013, took inspiration from these illustrations of anatomical and botanical drawings combined. These are her words about the creative process. [see Victoria’s other Co-Create works here, here, and here]

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Photos reveal the incredible art of Parma ham making

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham) is known all around the world and is used in high-end restaurants, sold in delis, and if you’re lucky, used on pizzas in authentic pizzerias. It’s a product ‘whose quality is regulated with a clinical intensity’. There’s even an official body in charge for safeguarding, protecting and promoting Parma ham. This […]

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This guy is drinking 10 cans of coke a day to prove an unhealthy point

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

There’s a bunch of no-sugar diet plans making the rounds on social media, but one man is doing the complete opposite. Calling his ‘experiment’ 10 Cokes A Day, George Prior plans to drink (as the title indicates) 10 cans of Coke a day. No Diet Coke, no Coke Zero-just full-strength sugary Coke (and Cherry Coke). […]

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Nickelodeon and Toyota collaborated to make this Spongebob Squarepants car

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Nickelodeon and Toyota recently collaborated to make a car who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Currently on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spongebob Squarepants-themed concept car was created to promote the Toyota Sienna and ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’. If you haven’t noticed by now, the car’s […]

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8 bit icons get the fashion forward treatment

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By Pamela Thompson in New Fashion on Wednesday 26 November 2014

What happens when you boil down cultural fashion icons into 8 bit form? Graphic fashion magic! These graphic versions of famous fashion legends may be stripped down to just 8 bits, but somehow they emit a striking and complex aura similar to their real life selves. 8biticons.com has been generating versions of notable icons on […]

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KLM pulls out all the stops for its customer in #HappyToHelp Twitter-thon

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By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Wednesday 26 November 2014

After KLM announced its retirement of the MD-11 passenger jets, they have stopped at nothing to continue to change for the better.

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London opened a new apple store that was full of real, crunchy apples

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Don’t tell Apple, but there’s a real apple store out there. A real apple store that sells real apples, not apple computers. In observance of Apple Day (yes, it’s a thing!), Londoners were treated to a rather groovy installation at the historic Borough Market on the south bank this past October. TinMan and Teatime agencies […]

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Human skin is beautifully manipulated, and it’s all done without photoshop

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Dutch artist Juuke Schoorl likes to explore the aesthetic possibilities of skin, and it might be hard to believe but these are all created without any Photoshop work. Her graduation project is known as ‘REK’ which means ‘stretch’ in Dutch, and it illustrates Schoorl’s fascination with the human body and the ways it can be […]

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Guests feast on food from surgical trays in this bizarre promotional restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Hungry for brains? To promote the new Surgeon Simulator game, Miss Cakehead and London Mess organized an incredibly stomach churning dinner that replicated the gory game. Guests were served a five-course dinner in a mock-up operating room that had a real life ‘patient’ on the operating table to feast from. Yeah, it’s nasty. During the […]

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Artist implants human hair onto shoes to create hairy stilettos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Come and get it, ladies, I know you want it. Chinese artist Zhu Tian has created the most disgusting, unwearable shoe you’ll ever see: ‘Babe’, a set of flesh-colored stilettos covered in disheveled human hair.

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Fact: The Ice Age happened in Australia, too

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel, New Eco on Tuesday 25 November 2014

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Think ‘ice age’, and you’d probably think about Antarctica. Maybe we napped our way through geography classes when we were young enough to be in school… still, who knew that there’s rather compelling geographical evidence to show that Hallett Cove Conservation Park has seen the ice age 280 million or so years ago?

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50 building windows turned into eyes in this massive mural in rome

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

For the past two years, Italian street artist ‘Blu’, has been spending time working on and living in an old military warehouse in Rome. Just recently, he’s finished work on the building, having turned its 50 windows into mouths and eyes of 27 colorful and strange creatures. The giant mural is as beautiful as it is eerie.

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