Do the things we do online make sense in real life? Prank video shows just how silly social media can be!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Last year we showed you Jena Kingsley’s hilarious Are You On The List? video where she punked unsuspecting coffee lovers at a Starbucks. Now the comedian is back with an even better video you’ve gotta watch.

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Self-portrait paintings of famous artists depicted as selfies in Samsung ad

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 29 January 2015

When they said, ‘history repeats itself’, we didn’t think they meant selfies. In this witty marketing campaign by Samsung and ad agency Leo Burnett Switzerland, the iconic self-portraits of famous artists are reimagined as selfies. The images show Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Durer, all taking a selfie with Samsung’s NX mini camera, […]

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Loyal dog ‘rescues’ his owner from drowning in a lake, even though he actually wasn’t

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 29 January 2015

Ok, so maybe he wasn’t actually drowning, but that’s not what this dog thought. When his owner was underwater for a bit longer than normal, this canine jumped immediately to the rescue.

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This man literally wakes up to a rave party every morning, and he doesn’t give a damn!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 29 January 2015

What else are you going to do when there’s dance music outside your bedroom window? Complaining won’t make it go away. Might as well join in on the fun. That’s exactly what YouTuber Krewski does.

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The origins of Spinal Tap: check out the 20 minute short film that spawned the mockumentary

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Thursday 29 January 2015

Thirty years ago, this mockumentary on fake band Spinal Tap didn’t catch on immediately. According to the director Rob Reiner, ‘Everybody thought it was a real band. Everybody said, ‘Why would you make a movie about a band that no one has heard of?’

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Yes, Thailand’s government has built a robot taster to scrutinize Thai food everywhere

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, Tech on Thursday 29 January 2015

Bad Thai food isn’t just disappointing, it’s an insult to Thai cuisine. Seems fitting, then, that Thailand’s government have set up a committee to deal with the waves of unauthentic Thai restaurants all over the world that fail to deliver the yum in their tom yum. One of the committee’s pet projects, is a $100,000 […]

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Aussie fishermen get the scare of a lifetime when a massive great white shark circles their boat!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 29 January 2015

These fishermen only thought they were fishing. Turns out they were wrong. They were the ones being fished! As they sat at sea waiting for some fish to bite, a shark decided to have some fun. Scaring the men well enough, the video consists of mainly bleeped out words. There was one quote we could heard, ‘It’s bigger than the boat!

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Condoms disguised as pizza boxes combine all your guilty pleasures in one package

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 29 January 2015

In an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Joey had a famous dilemma about giving up either food or sex. Worry no more, Joey, you can have both. Sort of. Russian designer Marina Malygina has come up with a packaging design that puts both guilty pleasures in one package for your package (Get it? Get it?) The concept involves disguising a box of condoms into a miniature box of pizza.

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Japanese blogger walks around with a kitty hairband that makes cat lovers purr!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 28 January 2015

For cat lovers, we’ve seen all sorts of kitty fashion milking them for their money’s worth. When it comes to hairbands, cat ears are stuck on them aplenty. But an entire cat on your head? It’s entirely possible if you’re madly in meow. Japanese blogger Campanella blogs about her three passions in life: interior design, fashion accessories and cats.

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Artist reimagines western fairy tales as if they took place in Korea

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Ever imagined Beauty and the Beast’s Belle wearing a Hanbok instead of her trademark golden ball gown? Or seeing a Kumiho instead of a wolf in Little Red Riding Hood? In artist Na Young Wu’s imaginative series, east meets west as western fairy tales get an oriental makeover. Costumes, character features, and even the illustration […]

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These artists made a giant campfire marshmallow roast sculpture with snow

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There’s nothing like roasting marshmallows over a campfire right in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Artists from the Schaffer Art Studio made a giant campfire marshmallow roast using only snow and food colouring. To build the sculpture, the artists spray-painted the snow with food coloring, creating the flames and wood.

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NASA gets us ready for space travel to newfound alien planets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

In a wonderfully geeky move, NASA has been releasing some vintage-inspired scifi travel posters from the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau for newfound planets such as Kepler-16b (which, as they note, orbits a pair of stars like Tatooine in Star Wars), HD 40307g (dubbed a ‘Super Earth’ for its gravitational pull) and Kepler-186f (the Earth-size planet with red wavelength […]

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This innocent looking side table hides an entire rowing machine inside it

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Workout stations are always an eyesore, especially if you live in a small apartment where space is scarce and sacred. Well, not anymore if you’re able to cough up US$2,300 or more. Patrick Saint-Martin has developed the Ram & Row, an exercise equipment and side table rolled into one.

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Even Ultraman needs to recharge his batteries in Hawaii

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There I was at the Honolulu airport when I saw these holiday snapshots of Ultraman vacationing on Hawaii on a wall. Looks like these pictures — along with a series of ‘vacation videos’ — are all part of the Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign last year, which hopes to revive interest in the islands among the Japanese […]

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It’s 2015, and nuns just wanna have fun… on your calendar

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

If you’re one of these folks who don’t like a calendar and most certainly haven’t got one for 2015, the Nuns Having Fun calendar might change your mind. Whether they are at the carnival, jumping rope, on Vespas or playing the guitar, the joy on their faces is unmistakable.

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