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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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Yep, a good whiff of your fart may just repair your damaged human cells

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By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 30 January 2015

I knew I was on to something when the mini me made my playground companions smell my farts. At the University of Exeter in England, a new study has revealed that exposure to hydrogen sulfide, which is gas produced when our body breaks down food, could prevent mitochondria damage. Mitcohondria are good for us as they are the ‘powerhouses’ of human cells.

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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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Japanese blogger walks around with a kitty hairband that makes cat lovers purr!

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 28 January 2015

For cat lovers, we’ve seen all sorts of kitty fashion milking them for their money’s worth. When it comes to hairbands, cat ears are stuck on them aplenty. But an entire cat on your head? It’s entirely possible if you’re madly in meow. Japanese blogger Campanella blogs about her three passions in life: interior design, fashion accessories and cats.

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This innocent looking side table hides an entire rowing machine inside it

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Workout stations are always an eyesore, especially if you live in a small apartment where space is scarce and sacred. Well, not anymore if you’re able to cough up US$2,300 or more. Patrick Saint-Martin has developed the Ram & Row, an exercise equipment and side table rolled into one.

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Come see what the world’s narrowest house is like at 1.2 meters wide

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 28 January 2015

You’ll be forgiven for walking right pass it since the Keret House is wedged firmly in between two large buildings at only 1.2 meters wide. Built at a cost of 70,000 Euros (over US$80,000) in Warsaw, Poland, it is highly likely that this is the narrowest home in the world. With a total floor space of 45 square meters, it’s a mere 36 inches wide at its narrowest point and 48 inches at its widest.

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16 pigeon were treated as Chinese spies by Vietnamese police until their true identities were revealed

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 27 January 2015

The Vietnamese police force recently detained 16 pigeons on the grounds of them being possibly Chinese spies. Who could blame them? These birds all have red and green markings on their wings, and bands with alphabets and numbers on their feet, of which one was ‘CHN’ which surely must have implied China? Talk about obvious coding, for crying out loud.

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Maybe these mouse pads with 3D anime butts may cheer you up at work?

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Or they may be declared NSFW even if you protest vehemently to Human Resource that they really are wonderful wrist rests. Manufactured in where else but Japan, you get both sexes to choose from. Who knows? Pressing on them repeatedly may just be the cure for stiff fingers from constant typing.

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

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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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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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This tattoo artist uses her skill to hide the burns of victims as her ink-worthy cause

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 22 January 2015

Basma Hameed is one helluva girl who not only overcame adversity in her life but also helps many others with her own experience to battle theirs. As a child, Hameed suffered severe burns on her face. She learnt paramedical tattooing to camouflage her own scars and is now helping burned victims to cover up their scars with skin-colored micro pigment tattoos.

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There is an entire cocktail bar awaiting you inside this coke vending machine

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Unsuspecting customers at Shanghai’s new sandwich shop The Press are often in for a big surprise when they realize that the innocent looking Coke vending machine at the corner is actually the door to a beautifully designed watering hole. ‘Considering that Shanghai has already seen its fair share of hidden speakeasy-themed bars and lounges, we decided to build suspense and break it in an entirely unexpected fashion,’ says the designer Alberto Caiola.

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These wacky knitted stuff inspired by the Kama Sutra may not be Granny’s cup of tea

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Wednesday 21 January 2015

There is the granny kind of knitting and there is the kind taught by Trixie von Purl whose recent knitting guidebook ‘Knit Your Own Kama Sutra’ is anything but. The book promises no less than twelve knit-able sex positions of the rigorous Kama Sutra standard. There is even one involving a photocopier! The author said, […]

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You may just recover a whole lot faster at this fairytale setting of a hospital

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 21 January 2015

The Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona has been named as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites since 1997, and it is easy to see why. Located at a stone’s throw away from the world famous Sagrada Familia that was designed by Antoni Gaudi, it has been completely renovated and its almost whimsical architectural heritage made accessible to the general public.

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Your face, and 15 others, on a single vase if that’s what makes you happy

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nick and Martha Desbiens have launched a unique service called Fahz, a concept for a 3D-printed vase that is able to contain multiple profiles of your loved ones. Or, come to think of it, the before-and-after profiles of your various plastic surgeries, too. The different profiles are embedded at various points on the surface of the container.

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Cuteness overload: Watch these two hamsters ham it up at their little toy house … just for you

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Tuesday 20 January 2015

There are two famous hamsters in Singapore who are thrilling their audiences to no end, even as I type. And it is not difficult to see why. Named Enoki and Bunapi by their owner Jaieden Ace Shen, they have no qualms about sharing their private lives on YouTube, whether they are watching telly, bidding each […]

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