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Rachel Oakley

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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This guy is drinking 10 cans of coke a day to prove an unhealthy point

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

There’s a bunch of no-sugar diet plans making the rounds on social media, but one man is doing the complete opposite. Calling his ‘experiment’ 10 Cokes A Day, George Prior plans to drink (as the title indicates) 10 cans of Coke a day. No Diet Coke, no Coke Zero-just full-strength sugary Coke (and Cherry Coke). It’s a health experiment that will take 30 days to complete. He’s already started and the weight gain is quite significant: 16 pounds in the first 21 days and a body fat increase of 60 percent!

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London opened a new apple store that was full of real, crunchy apples

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Don’t tell Apple, but there’s a real apple store out there. A real apple store that sells real apples, not apple computers. In observance of Apple Day (yes, it’s a thing!), Londoners were treated to a rather groovy installation at the historic Borough Market on the south bank this past October. TinMan and Teatime agencies […]

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Human skin is beautifully manipulated, and it’s all done without photoshop

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Dutch artist Juuke Schoorl likes to explore the aesthetic possibilities of skin, and it might be hard to believe but these are all created without any Photoshop work. Her graduation project is known as ‘REK’ which means ‘stretch’ in Dutch, and it illustrates Schoorl’s fascination with the human body and the ways it can be […]

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Guests feast on food from surgical trays in this bizarre promotional restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Hungry for brains? To promote the new Surgeon Simulator game, Miss Cakehead and London Mess organized an incredibly stomach churning dinner that replicated the gory game. Guests were served a five-course dinner in a mock-up operating room that had a real life ‘patient’ on the operating table to feast from. Yeah, it’s nasty. During the […]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Aussie John O’Sullivan, the inventor of Wi-Fi

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Been car hunting lately? If you have, you’ll know that vehicles now come with built-in wi-fi, something that, until a few years ago, seemed impossible. But now cars and trucks are outfitted with their own wi-fi hotspots, giving us access to the Internet wherever we choose to travel. And we’ve got an Aussie to thank for this technology!

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Back in the 70s, Continental Airlines had some groovy inflight entertainment: two-player ping pong!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 24 November 2014

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Believe it or not, but back in the 1970s, air passengers weren’t spoiled with a huge assortment of video games to play while flying. In fact, Atari was just in its early days and arcade games weren’t nearly as highly developed as they are now. So to keep passengers occupied aboard Continental Airlines, passengers were treated to rather extravagant inflight entertainment: two-player ping pong.

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A beauty pageant just took place in Iowa, and the contestants are a bunch of slobs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 24 November 2014

It’s safe to say that some people just have too much time on their hands. That can be a good or bad thing, and it’s up to you how you judge this next story. The 35th annual Beautiful Bulldog Pageant just took place at Drake University’s campus in Des Moines, Iowa. Why bulldogs? Well, that’s […]

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New York has some very peculiar missing posters hanging on its telephone poles

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

Walking around any city you’re bound to see a bunch of flyers attached to light posts about lost dogs, lost keys, discounted guitar lessons, or houses for rent. One guy in New York City has decided to put up his own flyers in an attempt to make jaded New Yorkers laugh, and he’s doing a […]

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One mother documented all 63 things she found in her baby’s mouth

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 20 November 2014

If you’ve got children, you might know the absolute horror of fishing out foreign objects from your baby’s mouth. Mother and artist Lenka Clayton knows about this all too well and decided to document every little thing her son put into his mouth.

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Two guys made ‘real food’ using Play-Doh tools … delish!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

If you got to play with tubs of Play-Doh as a child, curiosity probably got the best of you on a few occasions and you ended up tasting the play dough, right? It’s salty and a little slimy but not overly disgusting. I wouldn’t snack on it, but Play-Doh tasted better than most vegetables back when I was a kid. Well, two guys (grownup guys) decided to make an entire spread of real food using just Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools.

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Thousands of people just made thousands of kilos of kimchi for the poor in South Korea

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

Kimchi is a little like Vegemite-you either love it or hate it, and those that hate it just need to keep eating it until they love it. And this fermented side dish is so popular in South Korea that there is a Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival held in Seoul every year.

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Ukrainian photographer documents the fashion of a 55-year-old homeless man

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 20 November 2014

Slavik might be homeless in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, but you’ll never see this man wearing the same outfit twice. Documented by photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn, Slavik’s Fashion is a touching photo series that follows Slavik’s unique day-to-day wardrobe choices. According to Dyachyshyn, Slavik takes great pride in his ‘fashion-forward sensibilities, taking the time to change his clothes at least once a day while restyling his hair and his beard with each new outfit’.

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A flyer’s worst nightmare: the 747’s non-stop piano lounges of American Airlines

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 20 November 2014

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What could be more extravagant than the inflight entertainment we have on today’s flights? As it turns out, there is something more extravagant than today’s entertainment-the piano lounges of the 1970s. It sounds like something you’d only ever dream about, but back in the seventies, American Airlines offered passengers in economy a non-stop piano bar during flights. Ok, it wasn’t exactly a piano-it was an electric Wurlitzer organ, but I’m sure it would’ve been just as disruptive.

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The English language gets butchered in these hilarious clothes from Japan

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 20 November 2014

Redditor k-popstar recently moved to Japan as part of an English program. What she didn’t quite expect was the fashion of the country. Over the past couple of months, k-popstar has been taking photos of clothing in stores-the clothing with random English words on them. How random?

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Now you can have your cake and eat the plate too, with edible dinnerware

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

Dishwashers, rejoice! No longer will you have to miss out on your favourite TV shows because you’re stuck in the kitchen cleaning the dishes. There’s a new kind of dinnerware in town: the Do Eat edible verrines.

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