This guy who built a home made gun that fires paper airplanes is our hero

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

First we brought you the crossbow built from office supplies, and now we’re proud to present… the paper airplane machine gun! With the power of 3D printing YouTuber Papierfliegerei built this awesome contraption.

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Moving Portraits: Title Shots featuring Montreal-based martial artist Rory MacDonald

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 22 October 2014

In this episode of Moving Portraits: Title Shots, we explore Montreal with Rory MacDonald and he tells us how he can only express himself through martial arts. The announcer starts out with a fiercely booming voice: ‘You are in the hunt right now. At the top of the list. In the 170 lbs. division.’

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French artist creates grass carpet running through a sleepy town

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Hollywood eat your heart out! This green grass carpet running through a tiny provincial village in France trumps the red carpet every time. A tiny settlement in the South of France, Jaujac is never the less famous worldwide for it’s ancient walls, rich history and beautiful surroundings. In order to celebrate the little town’s rich heritage and harmony with the nature around it, artist Gaelle Villedary used 1500 feet of turf to create this awesome winding trail of greenery leading through the town.

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Meet Perfection: learn about how Absolut is crafted

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Wednesday 22 October 2014

From seed to sip, every drop of Absolut Vodka is expertly crafted by generations of farmers and distillers from the small village of Åhus, Sweden —in a region with more than 400 years of superior vodka-making expertise. What’s their secret? High quality, locally sourced ingredients— pristine aquifer water & pure winter wheat (the latter carefully […]

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Sir Ian Mackellen gives some school children some sorely needed advice (as Gandalf)

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There is little that we can say that will add to the awesomeness of this video. All we can suggest is that you turn off all distractions and commit yourself fully for twenty seconds. You will not be disappointed.

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Pandas gang up on their zookeeper after he tried giving them medicine

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Here’s something new we learned today: apparently, pandas do not like medicine. In fact, they’ll smother you with fluffy if you as so much try to give them their daily prescription. In the video below, a zookeeper tries to give medicine to two pandas. The pandas, however, mistook the man’s presence as a time for […]

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NYC artists take over subway carriage in a battle of art against advertising

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There was a time when the subway trains of New York were covered in vibrant graffiti, inside and out. Sadly that time is past and now advertising companies pay premium dollar for the same privilege that has made graffiti artists outlaws.

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The rifles that these soldiers held in vintage photos are altered to give you a different perspective

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

We can’t change history but we can certainly learn much from it. Mister Blick, a French creative, shares his perspective on war by marrying gritty, vintage, black-and-white photographs of soldiers amidst the action with vivid and larger-than-life blossoms.

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Meet Bailey, the talented dog behind the famous meme

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Meet Bailey, a talented Golden Retriever who gets into hilarious everyday situations. If she looks familiar, it’s because she’s a famous meme! You know, the one where she’s wearing a necktie and she’s happily typing on a laptop. The caption reads: ‘I have no idea what I’m doing’. That’s Bailey! A few days ago, her […]

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the ultimate breakfast machine!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Tuesday 21 October 2014

You’ve always dreamed of a professional chef to make you brekkie in the morning, but the ultimate breakfast machine is just as good. Knowing how to multi-task like a cooking ninja, this ‘breakfast center’ cooks up-and brews-all your favourite breakfast items simultaneously. You know what that means? That means the kitchen sink is no longer jam packed with dirty pots and pans after a Sunday morning cook-up.

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This is what animals would look like if they were fruits and vegetables

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Vegetarians, look away now. In her bizarre photo series ‘Animal Food’, artist Sarah DeRemer digitally manipulated images of animals to look like chopped up pieces of fruits and vegetables. Some of her animals include the Hippotato, the Frovocado, the Limon, and of course, the Kiwi. The series gives us food for thought (no pun intended) […]

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This stunning wildlife oasis may just be the most underrated Australian island you’ll ever visit

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Tuesday 21 October 2014

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Montague Island, on the New South Wales South Coast, has been touted as ‘one of wild Australia’s most underrated destinations’ in the edition of Lonely Planet’s East Coast Australia. The island was once a weed-ridden wasteland, devoid of trees and unfriendly to native wildlife, with some very reluctant penguins forced to build nests in the weeds. Over the past 10 to 15 years, it has undergone a massive cleanup.

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Banksy strikes again! New work titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum hits a wall in Bristol

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

He may have been the subject of a viral hoax overnight that claimed to have exposed him, but that hasn’t stopped the Banksy juggernaut from keeping on keeping on. He has just published new photos of a large piece in his home town of Bristol called the Girl With a Pierced Eardrum, which is his […]

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Etsy store turns famous people into highly-detailed hand-painted wooden mannequins

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Wooden mannequins are basically undistinguishable from one another; they have the same arms, legs, torsos, and even facial features. But in the hands of Argentina-based artist Mauro Fazzini, each mannequin takes on a life of its own. For his Etsy store ‘Art Duritos’, he turns 12-inch wooden mannequins into highly-detailed art dolls of famous personalities […]

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How to draw a perfect circle freehand: Yes, it is possible!

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

No one thought it was possible. Until now. In the tutorial video below, YouTuber Dave Hax shows us how to draw a perfect circle freehand. The technique is so simple, it’ll make you wonder why no one thought of it before: you use your wrist, knuckles, or fingers as your pivot. From there, you spin […]

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