Everything Is Not Awesome: Greenpeace strike out at Lego’s partnership with Shell in this hard-hitting animation

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Saturday 12 July 2014

In the latest stand in their campaign against drilling for oil in the arctic, Greenpeace have released a viral video aimed at shaming Lego into ending their partnership with Shell. The children’s toy manufacturer is involved in a partnership with the oil giant through which Lego toys are now distributed through Shell service stations.

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Undress Me, the sequel to First Kiss: twenty strangers rip each others clothes off.

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Monday 14 July 2014

So we’re pretty sure that, like us, you must be kinda bored of all those “20 strangers meet and kiss for the first time” parodies. But this is slightly different. Firstly it’s a legitimate sequal to the initial video that caused a storm of both positive and negative conversation. With the official stamp of filmmaker […]

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Amazing ‘UFO’ seen last night in eastern NSW was actually space junk

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By Techly in New Events on Monday 14 July 2014

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, that shiny object flying through the Australian night sky was neither of those, not was it a meteor or UFO, contrary to popular belief spouted on social media around bed time last night on the Eastern seaboard of Australia.

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Kill time on the train by transforming fellow commuters into cartoon characters

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By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Saturday 12 July 2014

Bored with your bus, train or even plane commute? Put that crossword puzzle aside and try out what UK-born writer and illustrator October Jones did. He killed time by doodling funny cartoon faces for his fellow commuters and tweets photos of them with his cartoony heads, bringing much joy to his 72,000 Twitter followers.

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See all kinds of beards and mustaches battle for fame and glory

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Saturday 12 July 2014

The proud owners of beards and mustaches are a special breed of people who, if they are to be believed, usually started growing them because they were too lazy to shave but often end up spending precious hours taking real good care of their facial follicles.

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You need a super strong gut to dine at this open-air restaurant 160 feet up

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Saturday 12 July 2014

While it is fair to say that the F&B scene in Shanghai is fast evolving, with intense competition for its increasingly sophisticated palates, this new comer literally went to new heights to stay one head above the rest. Diners enjoy the high life when they partake in this one-of-a-kind dining experience in a sky box, […]

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Forget what you thought about getting old, these senior athletes defy expectations

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 12 July 2014

Who says that you have to stop being active when you get old? You’re as old as you feel and if you want to swim rivers, jump hurdles and wrestle grizzly bears when you’re an octogenarian, then you go ahead and do it! The elderly people in these images are certainly breaking the mould. Minneapolis-based […]

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Broadcast of weeping, screaming politician shocked viewers and went viral

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Saturday 12 July 2014

A video clip of a weeping and screaming Japanese politician accused of dubious spending on trips has quickly gone viral. The video shows Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman, bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging on the desk in response to questions raised about his visits to a hot spring 106 times last year, and using public money totaling 3 million yen (US$30,000) at that.

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The Nude Body as a Canvas at the 2014 World Bodypainting Festival

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Saturday 12 July 2014

Since 1988 this planet has been graced by an annual event that sits somewhere between beautiful and bizarre, it’s the World Bodypainting Festival. From 47 countries all over the world, people flock to the beautiful lakeside town of Pörtschach in Austria to compete, spectate and appreciate the kaleidoscopic array of incredibly intricate patterns and designs […]

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Designer jeans complete with scratches and tooth marks of lions, tigers, a bear or two

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 11 July 2014

For their creation of a denim ‘worn-out’ style collection, a Japanese fashion label has partnered with the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City for a rather unusual mode of production. Workers at the wildlife park wrapped long sheets of denim material around car tires which are then placed inside the habitats where tigers, lions and bears roam, leaving these residents to bite, tear and scratch at their new fabric toys.

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Snakes alive! We’re talking about 75,000 of them in one single space

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 11 July 2014

Welcome to the Narcisse Snake Dens of Manitoba, Canada where you’ll witness the world’s largest gathering of snakes. We’re talking as many as 75,000 of them and nowhere else do they congregate in such great numbers. Each spring, these huge masses of red-sided garter snakes congregate inside the limestone caves to mate.

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These intricate paper sculptures by Rogan Brown are blowing our minds

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’ This quote by William Blake is cited on the portfolio of Rogan Brown, a talented artist who specialises in the painstaking and arduous discipline of sculpting from paper.

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Doctors insist man with 100-pound scrotum has a weight problem

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 11 July 2014

Dan Maurer of Battle Creek, Michigan, suffers from a 100-pound scrotum, but for years his doctors have been continually telling him he just needed to lose weight. So much for getting a second opinion indeed. Since his late 20s, he has been exercising regularly based on doctors’ orders but his scrotum kept growing. He only […]

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This is what Disney’s Frozen would have looked like if it were hand-drawn

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

I couldn’t think of any other way to improve Disney’s smash-hit animated film ‘Frozen’. Ok maybe two: 1) Remove the annoying trolls 2) Make it in traditional 2D version. These are the hand-drawn 2D concept art from the film’s development. Before they were rendered in computer animation, animators first had to make their ideas come […]

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Startling images of unborn animals

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 11 July 2014

We’re not saw whether this is an ‘awww’ moment, or a ‘run for the freaking hills!’ moment… Using a combination of photography, digital effects and models producer Peter Chinn created these crazy images of animals at various stages of their development in the womb/egg/pouch. While not all of them strictly real, all are very closely […]

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