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Kenny Ong

Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.

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Free hugs are so yesterday: how about some free slaps?

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By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 29 May 2015

To drum up attention for the launch of their YouTube channel Guts and Death, which is all about ‘stupid videos, stupid videos, stupid videos, and stupid videos … with our music’, its founding Tokyo-based comedic trio stood in front of Shibuya Station and bravely asked for free slaps.

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This intense two-minute Japanese Kama Sutra demo just may tickle your fancy!

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Wednesday 27 May 2015

If it’s mind-blowing, life-changing orgasms you’re after, you may wanna watch this commercial. Many times. Released by Durex Japan to market their latest Real Love line of condoms, the agency responsible for this 2-minute cheeky demo has certainly done its homework on the Kama Sutra, which is surely the benchmark on human sexual behaviour with its variety of sexual positions […]

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Visit this amazing floating home and learn a thing or two about self-sufficiency

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Wayne Adams and Catherine King are the proud owners and operators of Freedom Cove, an amazing home that floats on 12 platforms filled with living spaces and greenhouses, all interconnected via a wooden pathway. It’s located in Canada, about half an hour by boat off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia.

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This father and daughter set tongues wagging for having the world’s widest ones

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 21 April 2015

People don’t get tongue-tied when they see Byron Schlenker’s tongue. They make various exclamations instead. After all, Byron, who’s 47 and from New York, has been declared the person with the world’s widest tongue. According to Guinness World Records, it holds the current record at 8.6cm (3.37-inch) wide.

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Get your cheque book out because the perfect 100-carat diamond is up for auction

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 21 April 2015

If you have some spare cash to spend on some serious rocks, you may just wanna hop on your private jet to New York on April 21, the day when Sotheby’s will auction off an extremely rare 100-carat emerald-cut diamond ring. Mind you, it’s not just any 100-carat knuckle buster but a Type 2A, which means it contains no nitrogen and looks like a ‘limpid pool of ice water’. Who knew they look so expensive?!

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If you’re the impatient sort, please do not take a tortoise out for a walk

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By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 17 April 2015

The resident’s of Tokyo’s Tsukishima precinct have been treated to this s-l-o-w spectacle of a man and his tortoise walking side by side many times of late. This rather majestic looking African spurred tortoise inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in northern Africa.

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Would you believe this photograph, and many more, was shot by an octopus?

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 15 April 2015

How would you feel if your photo is taken by an eight-arm photographer who’s a sucker for your smile? Meet Rambo, an octopus at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand.

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These are some pretty realistic birds made of just wood and paper

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 15 April 2015

With only wood, paper and some pretty deft fingers, London-based artist and sculptor Zack Mclaughlin produces beautiful birds for us to gasp in wonder.

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This 35-year-old woman has been eating only crisps for at least 10 years

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Debbie Taylor loves to cook big meals for her boyfriend and teenage son. But when they gather at the table to eat, she watches them at it and dines on a packet of Beef-flavored Monster Munch crisps instead. In fact, Monster Munch is all she has been eating for at least a decade!

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One very miserable kitty was rescued after five years of being trapped behind a wall

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 15 April 2015

At Mohamed Naguib Metro subway station in Cairo, meows have been heard coming from behind one wall. Uncle Abdo, the owner of a shop outside the station, traced them to a tiny hole alongside it and realised the cat must have climbed inside and gotten trapped. He named it Biso and fed it for five years.

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These 18th century dolls may be the world’s oldest examples of the modern computer

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Friday 10 April 2015

In what is believed to be a 240-year-old computer-like masterpiece, this self-automated little doll blinks, moves his head, and is able to write a customised message of up to 40 letters in any combination, thanks to an ingenious system which involves 6,000 moving parts within his body.

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This chameleon doesn’t change its colours, it morphs into two women instead

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

So you think this is possibly the most beautiful chameleon you have ever seen. Except it isn’t. Look hard and discover for yourself the amazing illusion of some serious body painting that Johannes Stötter, an Italian bodypaint artist, wants you to believe.

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This majestic landscape was completed by one artist using not brushes but a pair of skates

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.

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This artist does amazing stuff with your everyday recycled PET plastic bottles

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

What were you doing in 2004? For Czech artist Veronika Richterová, born in 1964, the year represented a turning point in her artistic foray when she devoted herself to creating individualistic art pieces with the easily accessible PET bottles.

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A woman scrawled her request for a kidney on her car window and found herself one

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 9 April 2015

There are currently more than 100,000 people in the US who are waiting for a kidney transplant. As many as 4,000 people pass away each year because no suitable donor for them can be found.

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