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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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This ‘cannon’ shoots salmon upstream to help them spawn

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 1 September 2014

While hydroelectric dams provide hydro-power, they also block the migration of fish such as salmon, which typically swim long distances to return to their original homes to breed. One company called Whooshh Innovations (yup, you heard that right) has come up with an unique solution – a vacuum tube that sucks the fish out of […]

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Moms are going crazy over breast milk jewelry in Singapore

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Monday 1 September 2014

In Singapore, mommies spare no expenses in having calligraphy brushes made from the hair of their new born or having their tiny handprints and footprints preserved in clay. And now, the latest baby fad to hit the scene amongst them – breast milk jewelry. A tiny amount of breast milk, between 10-20 ml, is sent to the maker of such accessories for processing and dehydration until the milk turns into a plastic-like state.

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This incredible 99 year-old woman sews a new dress every day for needy children

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Sunday 31 August 2014

Lillian Weber, from Iowa, is one big-hearted 99-year-old who spends every single day making a dress for Little Dresses for Africa, an organization that distributes clothes to impoverished little girls in Africa. Since 2011, she has diligently sewn over 840 dresses. Lillian starts on a new dress every morning, takes a break at midday, and completes the dress before the sun sets.

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Meet Jiff, the fastest pooch on two legs!

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Saturday 30 August 2014

It may be a case of four legs good, two legs better for this Los Angeles Pomeranian named Jiff. After all, this very special pooch can walk on its front or hind legs to anywhere it wishes in a jiffy. In fact, it walks so fast that the Guinness World Records has officially honored the 4-year-old canine as the fastest dog around on two legs.

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Sticky fingers! This artist paints with different flavors of ice cream

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 30 August 2014

How artistic can one get with ice cream? If you are talented like me, you wipe your gooey fingers onto your tee and call it abstract art. For Baghdad-based artist, he waits for his ice cream to melt and then uses them as paint. If he requires more colors, he adds more ice cream flavors […]

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Pin this brooch to wear a piece of literature you’ve enjoyed reading

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 27 August 2014

You can now wear a piece of literature you’ve enjoyed reading, thanks to the crafty hands of London-based artist Sarah of House of Ismay. She has created decorative pins made from reclaimed wood covered with the worn out pages from many classic books. Each handmade brooch features the name of an important character or a well-known excerpt and quote, and they are then paired with relevant shapes.

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Japanese porn actresses will have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend in aid of charity

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 27 August 2014

If you are feeling drained off from all the sloshing of icy water in lieu of ALS awareness, nine adult movie stars from Japan have come to your rescue. And they are doing it for an anti-AIDS campaign. Instead of using their boobs to titillate, they are using them to educate and have willingly donated their breasts to be squeezed by fans for 24 hours, beginning 8:00 p.m. on August 30 and ending 8:00 p.m. on August 31.

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Check into this hotel, get isolated and have marine fishes checking in on you

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 25 August 2014

The Manta Resort is a one-of-a-kind, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba, off the east coast of Africa. But their guest rooms are all separated from each other and all come with an underwater space four meters below the water surface for you to ogle at some beautiful marine life and sleep in, if you can shut your eyes away from what unfolds all around you.

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This chairless chair will ensure you’ll have a seat anywhere

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 25 August 2014

Imagine always having a seat no matter where you are. The chairless chair is like an exoskeleton that you wear which locks into place when you sit down. It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. When in use, it allows the user to rest their leg muscles and can improve posture. When it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run.

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Illustrations drawn with layer of dirt on truck doors capture eye balls on the road

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.

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This is possibly the only pair of DIY anime jeans in the world

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 22 August 2014

While fashion designers all over the world are wringing their hands in despair over what new designs they can possibly come up with for the next season’s pair of must-have jeans, one German cosplayer already has it down pat. Make it anime, of course! Known only as Kirameku for now, she has cunningly made good use of some water-based textile paints to draw strategically positioned 2D lines and creases on a pair of plain denim jeans.

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These products are specially designed to make them unusable

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Friday 22 August 2014

A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. At least, this is what I think so I am puzzled with product designers whose creations leave me scratching my head. Are they laughing at my expense? Take the case of Katerina Kamprani, an Athens-based architect and 3D modeller who, I am guessing, has an unique sense of humour.

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This vending machine accepts your plastic bottle by dispensing dog food

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 21 August 2014

This vending machine in Istanbul will accept your plastic bottle for recycling and thank you for your green effort by dispensing food for the city’s stray dogs, which some have estimated to be as many as 150,000. Pugedon is obviously one enlightened company for coming up with this business idea and making it work. And […]

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This anti-selfie app allows you to censor your own face

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Finally, and it’s about time too, an anti-selfie app has been launched. Named SLMMSK, Glitche’s iOS app comes with 10 anti-selfitis filters for people who do not have regular urges to share their face with anyone and everyone online. With its ten zany filter options, you can drop a censor bar over those eyes that […]

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This artist paints hyperrealistic 3D scenes of people swimming and then interacts with them

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By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez is a hyperrealistic painter whose oil paintings of watery subjects seem so real you may just want to take the plunge with them too. He teases you one step further by posing with his completed works in a very interactive manner, ‘grabbing’ the swimmers by their limbs as they ‘swim’ […]

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