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Rinkya survival gear for cats and dogs

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Tuesday 15 June 2010

It is known that the Japanese are very passionate about robotic pets, but now they’re also orried about their real pets in case of an earthquake. The new Rinkya survival gear for cats and dogs is not only a shiny vest for Lassie, but is also flame resistant. It includes small bags with water and […]

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Clocky: a moving alarm clock

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Products on Thursday 13 May 2010

Clocky is an alarm clock that notices if you don’t wake up and starts moving all over your bedroom so you won’t be able to catch it and turn the alarm off. Its main intention is to hide and keep ringing untl you wake up. This tinny alarm clock has two all-terrain wheels that can […]

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Japanese Bug Fights

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By The Uncool Hunter in Video on Thursday 13 May 2010

Only in Japan? Perhaps. The Japanese Bug Fights website promotes real bug fights, with combatants such as scorpions, spiders, mantis and giant beetles. The rules are simple: only two bugs must be engaged in the fight. External weapons are not allowed and the fight lasts till one of opponents dies. Hmmm.

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High Glitz at Child Beauty Pageants

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Wednesday 17 March 2010

Who wants to be famous? A lot of people, that’s for sure. And the first ones are the mothers of little American girls.
 High Glitz: The extravagant world of Child Beauty Pageants shows images of the children that take part in the different beauty contests around America, bursting as they are with extravagant haircuts, haute-couture dresses, false teeth and all the artificial beauty that you can imagine.

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Sleevefacing

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By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 March 2010

Sleevefacing is the art of using vinyl covers as part of a bigger picture. The term was coined by John Rostron, a DJ from Cardiff, who uploaded a couple of photos he’d taken with his friends back in 2007. You can find thousands of examples at Sleeveface, where you can also choose between different bands.

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Rock Paper Scissors World Championships

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Friday 29 January 2010

The traditional game of Rock, Paper, Scissors is generally considered to be a children’s activity, but some adults use it to solve their differences. And, get this, it’s also now a ‘sport’ controlled by an international association with tournaments played in many countries. The highest authority is the World Rock Paper Scissors Society located in Toronto, Canada, which regulates and promotes the sport and organizes conferences, an annual retreat, and monthly tournaments in clubs and institutions. And then there’s the World Championship, which takes place annually in Toronto. Now, quick choose your weapon. We take Scissors. [Watch a video of last year’s exciting World Championship final]

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Winny Puhh, the clowns of Estonian heavy metal

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Wednesday 27 January 2010

The Estonian heavy metal ensemble Winny Puhh was born in 2004 in the city of Polva. Their big hit was Noodles and the Victory of the Sour Milk, a hit from 2006. Now you can watch the video clip of their song Peegelporand, directed by Ove Musting [below].

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Cardboard women of the night to fight rent hikes

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Wednesday 20 January 2010

If you’re not a property owner and you fight against unfair rises in rent month after month, the solution is knocking at your door: fill the neighborhood with prostitutes. You can do it easily. Just make cardboard prostitutes and leave them standing on the corner of every street. This way, the price of the rents of your area will go down and your neighborhood will be decorated with beautiful ladies posing on every corner. This idea was orginally created in Tel Aviv by creative agency Veecee.

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The Horsehead Pillow

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Design on Wednesday 20 January 2010

Nothing compares to waking up with a scream! This Horsehead Pillow imitates the The Godfather I’s infamous scene where a movie producer finds the head of his favorite horse on his bed, as a present of Don Corleone. The bloodstained blankets are sold separately.

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Chickens Suit: glamour over feathers

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Monday 18 January 2010

Two Austrian designers, stretching their creativity to the limit, have created Chickens Suit, based around the ‘idea of satisfying a chicken, which came up in a dream in which a chicken was covered with hair instead of feathers’. They operate with an agenda to satisfy the chicken, to humanize them.

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Beedogs

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By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Websites on Monday 18 January 2010

Exploiting the fetishism for dog clothes, Beedogs is a site dedicated to pictures of dogs dressed like bees. You can submit your own photos of your pup getting ready to sting, but Photoshopped photos are not accepted. No, you just have to dress up your dog with a nice bee costume and then take its […]

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The Boyfriend Arm Pillow

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Products on Thursday 14 January 2010

In Japan, like in other countries of the world, more people are living alone. So experts on commercialization have created products to satisfy a new demand. One of the most recognised products is the man arm-shaped pillow. It’s an arm that doesn’t include a body, so — for better or for worse — it lacks […]

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The Fish n Flush

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Eco on Wednesday 13 January 2010

The Fish n Flush is a fully functional aquarium that can be installed into almost every toilet, turning it into a centre of attention and fishy fun. It was developed by the scientists of AquaOne Technologies, after years of research. The aquarium has a 2.2-gallon capacity and is designed in a way so that the […]

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Fashematics

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By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Websites on Tuesday 12 January 2010

It was not enough for Jonathan Zawada to learn the rule of three at school. Now he does a mathematic equation to mix things up with fashion. He equates a lot of different things with fashion, such as Sherlock Holmes, Rambo, a carrot, and Sponge Bob to shape inspiration behind the Fashematics website.

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Late 80s film posters from Ghana

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Art on Monday 11 January 2010

The Mobile Cinema was an interesting experience in Ghana in the late 80s in which some touring film groups travelled from town to town, bringing to people mini-theaters thanks to the VHS technology. In order to promote those screenings, some artists were hired to paint large posters depicting their own interpretation of the films. Most of the posters were published in the book Extreme Canvas: Movie Poster Paintings from Ghana.

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