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Inigo del Castillo

Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

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This adorable video of a beluga playing with kids has sad implications

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 28 August 2014

You might have already seen this adorable video of a beluga whale in the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut ‘playing’ peek-a-boo with two kids. It’s understandable if you had a good laugh and some ‘awwww’ moments. We did too. But according to experts, the animal was definitely not playing, but rather, being aggressive. ‘The open mouth and posturing are typical of the way cetaceans express aggression and I’ve seen a lot in captivity in the very same circumstances. This poor animal is telling the kids: ‘Get away’. It’s a threat’, Dr. Marino, a beluga behavior specialist at the Kimmela Center, told The Dodo.

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Just six months after the winter Olympics, Sochi is now virtually a ghost town

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 28 August 2014

Just six months ago, this place was brimming with visitors from around the world as it hosted the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Today, the streets are empty, the shops and hotels are closed, and the structures are left unfinished. The neighborhood of Rosa Khutor is now virtually a ghost town.

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Sleepy chick: probably the cutest hedge we’ve ever laid our eyes on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Strolling along the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France, you might come across a rather unusual sight: a giant, green bird taking a lazy afternoon nap. ‘Poussin endormi’, which means ‘Sleepy Chick’, is a charming topiary sculpture of a napping bird by French artist Claude Ponti.

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Merfin: flippers that will turn you into a beautiful mermaid

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Why go diving with regular scuba gear when you can don on a pair of flippers that will turn you into an enchanting mermaid? ‘MerFin’ flippers is a product of a collaboration between Urban Outfitters and designer Kazzie Mahina. It’s basically the same as a boring ‘ol flipper – except it makes you look like you have a mermaid tail, which is like a hundred times cooler!

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Kids with inappropriate spelling errors are the funniest things ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Kids say the darndest things – and by ‘darndest’ I meant highly inappropriate and NSFW language! Check out this collection of photos that show how kids are a bundle of joy, even when they don’t intend to.

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These are what famous places look like throughout the course of a day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Can’t decide whether to visit a famous monument during the day, when the sun shines bright and the place is buzzing with activity, or during the night, when the structure is gorgeously illuminated by the stars and spotlights? Photographer Richard Silver can you help you with that, thanks to his series, ‘Time Slice’.

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There’s an entire subreddit dedicated to bears with beaks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

The internet never ceases to amaze. If you dig deep enough, there’s always something new and interesting to find – like bears with beaks! Subreddit ‘Bears with Beaks’ has been photoshopping the bodies of our favorite cuddly, man-eating mammals with the beaks of different birds for two years now, amassing a large collection of weird […]

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This photographer tasered a bunch of naked people then filmed their pained reactions

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Ever wondered what you’d look like if you got tasered with a stun gun? Or rather, ever wondered what you’d look like if you got tasered while NAKED? South Carolina-based photographer Patrick Hall wanted to capture people’s portraits showing them in their most uncomfortable position. The solution: A taser photoshoot!

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Street artist gets his message across using funny pop culture puns

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 26 August 2014

You have to admit, this street artist is pretty punny. UK-based street artist ‘JPS’ uses witty puns in his stenciled works to get his message across. Most of his artworks include famous pop culture characters with a pun that relates to them. For instance, one image says ‘Painted on a Dark Knight’, with Batman right next to it.

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Attaching your head to the bodies of animals is the newest way to kill office boredom

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 26 August 2014

We now have a new way to kill office productivity: taking photos of your officemates with animal bodies! For their series, ‘Desk Safari’, Mike Whiteside and Ben Robinson from ad agency WCRS in London asked their friends at the office to pose behind a screen while they flashed different photos of animals.

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This might seem like a giant wave, but it’s actually a cool rock formation in Australia

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Surf’s up! Or maybe not. This is Wave Rock, it’s an interesting piece of natural rock formation you can find near the town of Hyden in Perth, Western Australia. As you can see, it looks like a giant wave that’s about to break. It’s 46 feet high and 360 feet long, and is part of a hill called Hyden Rock.

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This chicken’s body is all black, even the organs, meat, and bones!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Prepare to meet the so-called Lamborghini of Poultry. This is the Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. It’s a rare breed of chicken, and you can probably see why. Everything about it is black: plumage, beak, tongue, legs, toe nails, even its meat, bones, and organs! The only thing that is black is its blood – though it comes in a very dark shade.

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In Japan, a burger that looks like the earth

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Have you ever been so hungry you thought to yourself: ‘I could eat an entire planet!’ Yeah, I sometimes get that too. The Orbi Yokohama science museum in Japan is currently serving a burger that you could say is pretty close to home: the Earth burger. The not-so-appetizing burger closely resembles our planet with its blue and green bun. It’s the product of a collaboration between BBC and Sega, and is priced at 470 yen (around $4.50)

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Loving parents gave their son a secret treasure room for his birthday

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Some kids have all the luck. While most of us grew up sharing a room with a sibling – or if you’re lucky, you had your own room – this kid has his own room AND a secret treasure room! A few years ago, Sarah Goer and her husband discovered a hidden storage space when they moved into their home. They decided to turn it into a secret room, or as their son likes to call it, a Secret Treasure Room. But the timing wasn’t right, seeing how no 2-year-old could have any use for an extra room.

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In Russia, a family made a pack of wolves their pets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Back in 2009 in the Russian town of Zacherevye, local gamekeeper Oleg Selekh adopted a pack of wolves and made them his family’s pets. Since then, the wolves and his family have been inseparable, with their ten-year-old daughter, Alisa, often seen riding her pet’s back and frolicking in the grass. In one of the photos […]

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