It’s both funny and sad how this koala got rescued from a mineshaft, only to fall right back in

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 30 January 2015

And this, kids, is what you call natural selection. A couple of years ago, a group of students from the University of Ballarat stumbled upon a poor koala who fell down and got trapped in a 15-foot mineshaft in the Victorian Goldfields. They lowered a fallen tree trunk to help him get out. And so he did get out, then he was back in the hole again after a clumsy jump.

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These photos prove Pastafarians are just like the rest of us… just with colanders on their heads

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 29 January 2015

Just recently Vice’s Jen Osborne had a most enjoyable weekend learning about the ‘fairly humble religion’ of the Church of the FSM. This is the religion that believes a Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) created the universe after being ‘touched by his noodley appendage’.

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Guy wants to ruin friend’s crowdfunded dates with his accordion

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 29 January 2015

Well, this guy definitely wants revenge. Tom Packer wanted crowdfund dates with women because otherwise he couldn’t afford it. Now Tom has an enemy. His enemy is Phil Stewart. Phil also is running an Indiegogo campaign. But how does Phil plan on taking Tom down? His accordion, of course.

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Cities of the world are based on their typical meals in this ongoing art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 29 January 2015

Picture your country’s capital city for a minute-what food comes to mind when you think of that place? Perhaps a bagel? Maybe a croissant? A meat pie? Running with this fun idea, illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G. Portoles teamed up to produce an ongoing photographic project known as BrunchCity.

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Photos from one of the world’s most expensive photographers (and yes, they’re worth every penny)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 29 January 2015

For us amateur photographers, Andreas Gursky is our hero. This prolific German photographer has made a name for himself in the photographic world, featuring his work everywhere from The Museum of Modern Art in New York to the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan.

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It’s hard to tell what these everyday items are when seen up close

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

To the naked eye, everyday items appear like what they’ve always been: ordinary. But what we don’t know – or what we don’t see, rather – are the beautiful worlds that lie hidden in plain sight. In his series ‘Amazing Worlds Within Our World’, artist Pyanek reveals these hidden details using a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss […]

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13 tons of candy were laid on this Chinese street for a very sweet and worthy cause

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 29 January 2015

Welcome to the world’s sweetest street. At 607 feet long and 23 feet wide, Chengdu Street in Sichuan province of Southern China has been covered with 13 tons of candy, and it’s all for a good cause. In celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2000, volunteers took to this street and placed […]

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This comfy sweatsuit will make you look like an Apollo 11 astronaut

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

You might not be able to explore space like an astronaut, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like one! Fancy.com created this comfy sweatsuit that’s made to look like the spacesuit worn when man first walked on the moon. It’s printed with realistic details like the NASA logo, Neil Armstrong’s name patch, the Apollo […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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