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Milo Sumner

Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.

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For some reason, there are a lot of videos floating around of (dumb) people eating cacti!

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Tuesday 16 September 2014

People on the internet really are very impressionable, a fact clearly illustrated by what you’re about to see. In light of this we feel that we really have to stress the following: eating a cactus is never enjoyable and definitely bad for you, especially if you value your intestines.

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Wherever you go, these ants will always be on your plate

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Yet another picnic ruined by an marauding army of ants. Oh wait no, it’s just the new dinnerware collection from Evelyn Bracklow. German-based Bracklow, who works out of La Philie, has created many of the pieces in partnership with Etsy and the Rijks Museam in Amsterdam.

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After a 13 year search, they finally found the people in a photograph found after 9/11

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By Milo Sumner in News on Tuesday 16 September 2014

In a remarkable story of hope and persistence, a crumbled photograph found in the wreckage of the world trade centre over thirteen years ago has finally been returned to its owner. Every year on the 9th of September Elisabeth Stringer Keefe embarks posts the same photograph of a wedding party on social media, hoping to identify whether the six smiling people in the picture and alive and well and if she can return the item (which must hold powerful sentimental value) to them.

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Hashtag auto-corrects are causing Grandmothers to accidentally tag themselves Grandmaster Flash

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Monday 15 September 2014

For a long time now the internet has been awash with the hilarious consequences of autocorrect’s ‘helpful’ intervening in the middle of hastily written messages. Whether mortifying, inappropriate or down right insulting, autocorrect (especially on iPhones for some reason) always seems to jump in at the precise moment before you hit ‘send’. There’s nothing you can do except wait for the indignant reply.

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Fiji is home to an incredible two story floating bar

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Monday 15 September 2014

What does paradise mean to you? Clear waters, cloudless skies, warm sun and freshly made pizza? Well, if that’s your definition of cloud nine, then look no further. Bobbing amidst the waves off the coast of the virtually uninhabited Mamanuca Islands of Fiji is Cloud 9, Fiji’s only two story floating bar.

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This photographer captures rockers before and after they go on stage

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 13 September 2014

Let’s face it, musicians are pretty cool. Whether they’re sophisticated types with classical instruments and nimble fingers or rock’n’roll sensations with tattoos and sunglasses, it seems that a career in performance music lends people a certain cool-ness.

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When this gigantic manta ray was entangled in a fishing net, it asked for help from passing divers

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By Milo Sumner in News on Saturday 13 September 2014

Two scuba divers were subjected to a truly unique experience only a few days ago in the waters surrounding of Costa Rica. Brazilian Thomaz Monteiro and Brian Thompson from Canada were midway through a dive off Bat Island when they noticed an approaching giant manta ray. Rather than turning away from the pair the ray, which was easily fifteen foot wide, continued closer.

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Haunting GIFs combine historical photographs with wickedly supernatural animation

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 12 September 2014

Beware, you may find these images to be disturbingly spooky! New York-based artist and designer Kevin Weir has created a series of haunting GIFs that bring old photographs to life, or more often to death. Using black-and-white portraits and historic war photographs, Weir has incorporated elements of the supernatural.

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Sponsored Video: The Gentleman’s Wager: a superbly smooth video from Johnnie Walker Blue Label

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Friday 12 September 2014

Money can buy you a lot of things: fast cars, gaudy clothes and big houses. If you want something truly rare, however, money often falls short of the mark. The things in life that are truly worth having are paid for with time, wit and class.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: this origami array might revolutionise solar power

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Solar energy is a virtually limitless and entirely environmentally friendly form of power. One major drawback, however, is that it is notoriously unreliable, especially in temperate climates where clouds frequently obscure the sun.

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Polish immigrant writes 2000-word essay about the most confusing things about London and Internet hits back

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By Milo Sumner in News on Thursday 4 September 2014

In a revealing post on Reddit, a Polish immigrant has laid out some of the most confusing things about London and Londoners from the point of view of an outsider. Entitled ‘Random stuff that baffles me as an immigrant’, the 2000-word essay covers such confusing topics as English people’s obsession with boilers, cowboy hairdressers and coming to work ill.

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Illuminating new doco shows the effect of technology on the quality of music

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By Milo Sumner in New Film on Thursday 4 September 2014

It’s fair to say that music might well be the oldest art form around. From the first person to tap out a rhythm on a cave wall to the kid in front of his computer, music is a timeless mode of expression that unites all people. Throughout history musicians have worked tirelessly, and often obsessively, striving to produce a piece that communicates their emotions to the listener. After all, that is what music is for: joining an individual to a multitude through the intricate sounds of a song. A universal language.

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Large-scale surrealist graphite drawings by James Jirat Patradoon

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 3 September 2014

We’re buzzed about the new exhibitions by Australian artist, James Jirat Patradoon. Hydra, the first exhibition in Melbourne which opened at the RVCA Corner Gallery last week, channels the manic energy of the way we experience imagery online to create a series of large-scale surrealist graphite drawings.

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A couple of creatives in South Africa are doing their part to help people cope with poverty

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Wednesday 3 September 2014

‘South Africa: a country where the haves and have-nots live side by side but seldom connect.’ In Cape Town, a pair of cunning creatives are all too aware of this problem and have devised a new way for people to give to the homeless.

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Brutally honest photo series shows the many faces of turmoil in today’s Ukraine

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Conflict and civil war are tearing through The Ukraine, transforming it into a turbulent nation on which the eye of the world is fixed. One photographer has ventured across the country in an attempt to grasp the situation from the point of view of an insider rather than from the external stage of global media.

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