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Low Lai Chow

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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Finally, a donut camera you can use for all your Instagram shots

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 26 July 2014

Life is too short not to shoot pictures with a donut, right? This donut cam comes with a hole in the middle that appears to act as a viewfinder of some sort, while the lightweight camera (just 62g), coated with faux sugar or chocolate on one side, and five Instagram-like color filters within, promises to […]

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Frozen freshwater lake glows magnificently in turquoise

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Saturday 26 July 2014

Looking at the frozen wonder that is Lake Baikal, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were rich. The freshwater lake, located in Southern Siberia in Russia, is a sagely 20 to 25 million years old that, according to My Modern Met, during March every year, causes ice to form unevenly in pressure and temperature. Which […]

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Remembering George Harrison: Beetles ate tribute tree for Beatles guitarist

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Beetles have killed a pine tree that once stood in memory of the late Beatle, George Harrison. According to a city councillor, the tree in Griffith Park towered at over three meters before its sad bug-ridden demise. In the meantime, let it be known that even Harrison found the allure of fisheye selfies irresistible during […]

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Scary lightning streaks strike awe over Sardinia

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 25 July 2014

Oh, nature puts on some scary light shows all right. Photographer Stefano Garau shot a series of pictures of a giant storm cell lit up from the inside by lightning, straight from the balcony where he lives in South Sardinia. He went on to merge and show the most visible lightning in the post production […]

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Behold! The hamster wheel has been reinvented for house cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 25 July 2014

Gotta admit it: this cat wheel invention from California-based Sean Farlay and his company based in Camarillo, CA is giving us the chuckles. Branded as One Fast Cat, this self-assembled cat wheel with 48” diameter and 10” running tread is made from light recycled plastic material, while the special foam run surface ensures a safe […]

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Say ‘I do’ in a junk food wedding? In McDonald’s Hong Kong, you can

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 25 July 2014

Looks like we’ve found the perfect budget wedding idea, and it’s right under the Golden Arches. That’s right, in McDonald’s Hong Kong, you can choose from any one of four wedding packages starting from US$373 ($2,888 HKD) for a Happiness Party to US$1290 ($9,999 HKD) for a Love Forever Party. The package includes two hours of venue-renting, audio equipment and a party MC.

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Record sleeves, rescued from the bargain bin but not from blasphemy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

I randomly chanced upon the rather curious Bargain Bin Blasphemy in Tumblr, and I’ve got to say, whoever is doodling over these music album sleeves and giving them all hilariously blasphemic makeovers (check out the Fleetwood Mac one!), is a proper genius indeed.

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Guess what this Manhattan skyline does

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 24 July 2014

Made of rubber, this detailed model of the Manhattan skyline by designer Luca Lichee looks incredible. Even more remarkable? Its incredibly domestic in its purpose: you can use it as a dish rack or to organize your desk.

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Crab shows us all how to savor noodles

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 24 July 2014

You have never really enjoyed noodles properly in your life until you see how this crab does it. Yes, following in the footsteps of pets eating human food (check out the one of the hamster eating tiny burritos here, a Korean YouTube user uploaded a video of his spaced-out pet crab, looking all alien-life and […]

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Improbable fauna that do not exist

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Joan Fontcuberta, as The Guardian informs us, is ‘a photojournalist who fakes miracles, a terrible photographer who’s won one of the profession’s top prizes, a “bullshitter” who loves the truth’.

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A 21-part bike you can dismantle and pack into a backpack

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 23 July 2014

We are not sure if we’ll ever risk having a bike crumble under us on the streets, but hey, this Kit Bike by Lucid Design looks pretty good. The bike, which can be dismantled into 21 separate parts and packed into a leather backpack for transporting on the go when not in use, makes use […]

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Student scores test with unnecessary but epic math equations

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 23 July 2014

This is quite epic: a student in Singapore decided to put in extra mathematical effort into writing the question numbers on his test paper using math equations… and was rewarded in the form of getting his marks from his teacher, also in the form of math equations.We’re horrendously bad at math — can any kind […]

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Book with pop-up cut-outs comes with extra shadowplay

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Why is it that we had all the books we ever needed as kids.. except this one? Japanese designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima, the creators of Motion Silhouette, made this crazily cool interactive book that comes to life when you beam a lit torch upon its paper pop-out cutouts to make the book come […]

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Internet ‘calls out’ Steven Spielberg for killing triceratops

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

After shaming a trophy-killing teen cheerleader for openly hunting exotic animals, the Internet has now turned its attention to director Steven Spielberg for proudly posing next to a dead triceratops 20 years ago on the set of his movie, Jurassic Park.

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Foxes are some of the most charismatic creatures alive

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond, who quit her career as an art therapist to become a professional web designer, started to take photography more seriously in 2009 when she won a photo contest. Foxes are one of her favorite subjects to shoot, and as she tells Bored Panda, ‘In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited… here is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.’

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