So a hamster went up against Takeru Kobayashi in a hotdog eating contest

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 17 September 2014

By now you’ve probably seen a hamster eating a tiny burrito (if not, you HAVE to see it here.) If you thought that was impressive, get a load of this! YouTube channel ‘HelloDenizen’ put together a hamster and famous competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi in a battle to the death know who can chomp down the […]

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These illustrations perfectly capture womens’ hopes and realities of hair grooming

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 18 September 2014

19-year-old graphic designer Cassandra perfectly captures the problems women encounter with their hair through a series of illustrations. In the series, she pits her hair expectations (usually in the form of TV commercial-worthy hair) against its harsh realities (often tangled, hard to manage, and downright frustrating to fix.) No wonder it takes forever for women […]

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Artist carves out a large-scale recreation of an airport security checkpoint

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 18 September 2014

We’ve all been there: the rushing, the queues, the ‘shoes, belt, laptop’ drone, the beeping, the swabs and the hands in strange places. But it’s unlikely that very many of us will ever actually stop to look around and take in any details of an airport security checkpoint.

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Beat the Tube: London sprinter manages to get off a train, run to the next stop, and board it again

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By Milo Sumner in News on Thursday 18 September 2014

This video could be an advert for personal fitness, go-pro or an exposé on how slow the London Underground is. Either way, it’s awesome! YouTube team Epic Challenges take it upon themselves to race against the Tube in both short sprints and gruelling endurance.

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This is what it feels like to be held up! Argentinian attempts to steal guy’s bike at gunpoint who records the whole thing on his Go-Pro

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Thursday 18 September 2014

Imagine the adrenaline rushing through this guys body as he was filming this! YouTuber Mike Graziano managed to capture a scary moment of street violence while cycling through Buenos Aries, the capital of Argentina.

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Something wrong with this picture? Risque cycling uniforms cause confusion and controversy

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Wednesday 17 September 2014

We didn’t know cycling was into risqué nowadays. At the recently-concluded ‘Instituto Distrital de Recreacion y Deporte’ in Italy, the Colombian women’s cycling team became the center of attention after going up on stage with their head-turning outfits.

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In Japan at night, people are now putting their wallets to bed in special mini-futons!

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Wednesday 17 September 2014

There is now a new ritual among some Japanese before they get themselves into bed each night. They have to put their wallets into bed first. And not in any micro beds but specially made futons complete with mini pillows and cute bed sheets.

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This sidewalk is specially allocated for smart phone users in Chongqing, China

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 17 September 2014

If you know the number of times I’ve almost bumped into someone from behind just because they suddenly slowed down their pace while checking on their smart phones, you will understand how much I’m yearning for this to be implemented in my country.

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This puppy has been trained to ring a bell when it wants to go outside

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 17 September 2014

We all know about Pavlov right? The guy who experimented with dog training and taught his canines to associate the sound of a bell with food to the point where they would salivate when they heard it ring. Well, even if that doesn’t ring any bells for you (ha geddit), you’ll certainly love this video that also involve a dog and a bell.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: The insect-attracting parachute flower is kinda awesome

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Wednesday 17 September 2014

The parachute flower can be found in many different regions of the world, from northern Australia to southern China, Indonesia and Madagascar. While this might seem like just another houseplant, the parachute flower has a very special power that actually helps with flower pollination. The flower has ‘fused petals and a hairy lollipop like thing coming out of it’ that’s lined with tiny hairs that point downwards.

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These beautiful ‘stairways to heaven’ makes the climb much less arduous

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Staircases are a necessary evil but do they have to look so utilitarian as well? Definitely not, according to these unsung architects and interior designers who have, thankfully, come up with such out-of-this-world staircases. Poring over the pictures of each makes me wanna scramble up and down on them immediately. I’m so utterly sold! Yes, […]

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This is the deepest swimming pool in world at 131-feet deep!

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Perhaps not the best pool to leave your kid unattended. The world’s deepest pool, called ‘Y-40 The Deep Joy’, is located at the 4-star Hotel Terme Millepini complex in Montegrotto Terme, Italy. It measures 21×18 meters (69×59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That’s like diving the height of a 12-story building!

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In Sweden, you can now have a boat as your guesthouse and you don’t even need planning permission

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By Milo Sumner in News on Wednesday 17 September 2014

A new piece of building code in Swedish law means that homeowners now have the right to build an additional building covering up to 25 square metres on their property without planning permission. Dubbed Attefallshus, in honour of the Swedish housing minister Stefan Attefall, these small houses have already begun to flood the market. One especially canny architectural firm has seen a way to kill two birds with one stone and developed an awesome proposal for their version of an Attefallshus.

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Russia’s new superhero is a real life girl unleashing her rage on people who litter by throwing it back in their cars

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By Milo Sumner in News on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Wow, we are in awe of this biker-chick from Russia who is fighting a war against littering. Her only allies are her go-pro, badass motorcycle and f*ck you attitude. Posted to YouTube yesterday, this video shows a first person perspective of our heroine as she spots drivers carelessly dropping litter onto the road out of their windows.

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This guy runs around New York high fiving people hailing cabs in a bid to make people happier

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 17 September 2014

What better way to bring a bit of unexpected hilarity into peoples’ lives than by surprising them with a hi-five? There is no better way… that is the best way. Actor, comedian and friendly guy Meir Kalmanson has recently released his video High Five New York.

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