Koreans taste American snacks for the first time and their reactions are priceless

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 January 2015

The U.S. is known for its aisles and aisles of snacks in grocery stores and convenience shops, but the rest of the world isn’t always in-the-know on American snacks, so it seemed like a fun experiment to gather a few Korean girls, sit them down, and have them taste some of America’s favourite snacks.

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Runbell: a bicycle bell on a ring that helps you clear a path when jogging

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 26 January 2015

Gone are the days when you’re that annoying runner who keeps on shouting at pedestrians to get out of the way. Now, you’re that annoying runner who keeps on ringing a bell at pedestrians to get out of the way. This is the ‘Runbell’, it’s a miniature bicycle bell on a ring that helps you […]

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Where do these super huge 70-foot arrows all across America lead to?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Monday 26 January 2015

Fear not. These 70-foot concrete arrows bisecting the United States from San Francisco to New York City are not the work of scheming aliens. They were placed by the diligent US Postal Service’s Air Force way back in 1924 to guide their postal planes as they deliver mail from coast to coast.

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This is how you make Baymax marshmallow cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 26 January 2015

How could you even think of eating such a cute and huggable cookie? In the video below, Japanese YouTube channel ‘Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!’ shows us how to bake marshmallow cookies that look like Baymax, the lovable protagonist of Disney’s latest film Big Hero 6. Here’s how it’s done: Mix cake flour, cornstarch, and sugar with […]

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If Disney princesses were Indian brides, this is how beautiful they’d look like

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 26 January 2015

While Disney-themed weddings are quickly becoming popular nowadays, trying to pull the concept off in a traditional Indian wedding continues to be a challenge. South Asian couture bridal gallery, ‘Wellgroomed Designs’, just solved that challenge with these beautiful Disney-inspired dresses that make use of saris and thousands of jewelry. Wanting to show how other ethnicities […]

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Lightmark: a bookmark that looks like a desk lamp illuminating the last page you read

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 26 January 2015

If you keep losing track of the last page you read in a book, this cute bookmark might be able to… shed some light. This is the ‘Lightmark’, it’s a bookmark designed to look like a desk lamp illuminating the page where you last left off. Created by Peleg Design, it comes in three colors: […]

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This woman pissed her pants and is now an advert for a horror park, without her permission!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Monday 26 January 2015

This haunted house claimed to be ‘piss your pants scary’ and it actually was. At least, it was for this woman! New Zealand’s Spookers Scream Park had to prove just how scary their park is by completely humiliating a guest. After she peed her pants, a picture was taken and was then plastered on the park’s Facebook page.

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The world’s first airport terminal designed for animals will be ready in 2016

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 26 January 2015

Come 2016 and the world’s first airport terminal for animals will be opened at the John F Kennedy International Airport. Named The Ark, and built at a cost of US$48 million, the 178,000 square feet terminal will serve as a comfy waiting area for all animals while they await their turns at being transported to their destinations overseas.

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Canada’s new passport looks like a party when you put it under UV light

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 26 January 2015

That’s a mighty beautiful passport to whip out at a rave, eh? Released back in mid-2013, the new Canadian passport might look ordinary at first glance, but once you place it under a UV light, its pages suddenly turn into a party of colors and hidden images!

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In Japan, competitive hole-digging is an actual thing

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 24 January 2015

Now this is new: an annual competition that actually pits teams against each other for digging the deepest hole as they build camaraderie. Though it sounds vaguely morbid: why dig a hole, if not to bury a dead body? In any case, the Japanese seem to take it very seriously, with 271 teams taking part in the 14th edition last year to win the coveted prize of a… gold shovel. Uh huh.

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Cookie Monster covers Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade into you’ and makes us all feel a little uncomfortable

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Saturday 24 January 2015

With his shaggy blue coat and his undying love of cookies, it’s hard not to love Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. But when he decides to make his own music video for a popular mid-90s song, things get a little weird. Take a look at the video and watch as our beloved cookie-obsessed critter gets stuck into Mazzy Star’s song, Fade Into You.

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This Loch Ness Monster ladle will cause a stir every time you make soup

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 24 January 2015

Finally, we have confirmed sighting of the Loch Ness Monster… in your soup! This is the adorable ‘Nessie’ ladle, it’s designed to look like the mythical creature from Scotland. This one, however, is a lot more useful in kitchen duties. Created by designer Jenny Pokryvailo for OTOTO, the ladle looks like Nessie peeking out of […]

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American Mum outraged after spotting a satanic symbol in a local school bus brake light

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Saturday 24 January 2015

Yes, we all know people are crazy. This news story is proof that some people are crazier than others, especially when they’re bored. A parent from Tennessee was stopped behind a school bus one day and noticed something peculiar. A ‘satanic symbol‘ was on the school bus brake light for all to see. Or at least, for her to see.

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This argument between dad and toddler is the most adorable video on the Internet (right now, at least)

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 24 January 2015

Lola, a fifteen-month-old toddler, is already quite the talker. She’ll stop at nothing to make sure her point is heard! Lola and her dad get into a bit of an argument here when Lola refuses to get off the table. And yes, this standoff between the two is absolutely adorable.

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These handy street interventions are really quite something

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 24 January 2015

French artist Chifumi Krohom  from Strasbourg, who lives in Phnom Penh, purports to have a taste for experimentation with no destination or purpose, which pretty much sums up the greatness of his larger-than-life wheatpasted works across Cambodia, Nepal, India, as well as Italy and France.

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Craigslist strangest ad for dog walking just got stranger

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Saturday 24 January 2015

We all know Craigslist is a bizarre place filled with weird ads by the oddest of people. But some ads tend to outshine the weirdness of others. This Seattle-based post tops them all…for now at least. This guy is advertising to walk your dog, if you’d let him. He starts off by asking if you’re too busy to walk your dog in the most creative ways like, ‘Are you going out of town with your post-divorce trophy-girlfriend to visit your slave ship collection in the Barbados?’

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