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This is what The Onion think of Facebook’s decision to make satirical posts on the site more ‘obvious’ (spoiler alert: they win!)

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Onion strikes back. The brilliant satirical website have (apparently) confused Facebook users so much with their close to the bone ‘news’ posts that the social media giant have now decided to identify all satirical updates with a clear and obvious tag to try and help people who can’t understand what’s happening.

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This video of real women reading out real messages from Grindr, SCRUFF, and GROWLr is hilarious

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Hahaha! We just choked on our cornflakes. We know people get cheesy, risque, rude and shockingly forward on hook-ups sites such as Grindr, SCRUFF, and GROWLr, but really, this …? THIS. Somehow when those same lines are read aloud by everyday women, they just seem pathetically hysterical.

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Photos taken by ultraviolet camera show us that we should ALWAYS wear sunscreen

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 16 August 2014

It seems Mary Schmich, via Baz Luhrmann, was right all those years ago when she famously stated in Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen): ‘Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99; If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it‘. Thomas Leveritt has opened all our eyes again to the damaging effects of the sun on our unprotected skin by getting strangers to stand in front of his ultraviolet camera to show them just how drastic their sun damage already is. Just look at all those invisible freckles appearing!

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This guy put a pinhole camera inside his mouth and photographed everything that came into view

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 15 August 2014

From the deep within the whacky ideas basket comes this ripper from Justin Quinnell, a photographer from Bristol, who put a miniature camera inside his mouth, then travelled the world taking happy snaps as he went along. He made the camera by putting aluminium foil across a small hole 1/5 of a millimetre wide on […]

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When you ask a bunch of gay men to draw a vagina, hysterical mayhem ensues

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 15 August 2014

Well, what did you expect? What began as a fun, informal project three years ago has since blossomed into a fully fledged Kickstarter project for a 220 page book of ‘full-color vag drawings all inside a handsome hard cover’. Huh. Shannon O’Malley is the creative whirlwind behind the concept which began at a dinner party […]

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They’ve created a bacon-fueled motorcycle and all our fantasies have just come true!

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By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 14 August 2014

Seriously, what isn’t made better by bacon? We’ve had bacon lube, bacon floss, canned bacon, bacon art and now a bacon-fueled motorcycle. It’s been built by Hormel, which makes SPAM lunch meat (yes, that’s the edible kind of SPAM), and is the soon-to-be star of a documentary called Driven by Bacon featuring the road-tripping adventures of a self-proclaimed bacon-phile travelling between Austin and San Diego.

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This dog has a heart of gold: desperately tries to save fish by splashing water on it

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 14 August 2014

This all happened on a pavement in the city of Phetchaburi, Thailand, where a particularly nurturing dog came across an unconscious (dead?) fish in need of salvation. And help it did. Somehow cognizant of the fish’s needs, the dog was filmed frantically pushing small puddles of water towards its new friend in need. Sadly, all […]

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These photos show the heartbreak of Koko the gorilla when learning of Robin Williams’s death

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By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Once again we’re reminded about the remarkable sensitivity of animals. These photos of a mourning Koko the gorilla have been released by The Gorilla Foundation and show her immediate reaction when told of the news of her friend Robin Williams’s passing. Via a press release, The Gorilla Foundation noted that in the wake of Williams’s death, the phone at the facility that Koko lives in started ringing incessantly. ‘After the first call, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that “we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful’. [watch Robin Williams and Koko tickling each other]

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This girl walked the streets of France in body-painted jeans and no one batted an eye

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 13 August 2014

We’ve become so used to NOT looking that even a beautiful young lady wearing bod-painted jeans and sauntering down the bustling streets of Lille, France, fails to attract any attention – or stares. Model “Marie” was filmed by Belgian students Sarah Baboro and David Lesagewearing wearing just a thong. And she totally gets away with […]

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Here’s what the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman had to say about Life, Death, and Happiness

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 13 August 2014

In the wake of the tragic passing of comedic genius, Robin Williams, it’s probably an apt time to look back at what an equally brilliant yet troubled figure, Philip Seymour Hoffman, had to say about Life, Death, and Happiness in this excellent animated short by Patrick Smith, produced for the PBS series Blank on Blank.

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Parents of beautiful stillborn child share devastating photos to help break the silence around fetal death

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Ok, this is a real tearjerker. A Californian couple recently experienced a tragic loss when their baby girl – Monroe Faith Staley – was stillborn. Emily and Richard Staley had a suspicion something was wrong when the normally active baby stopped moving in the womb some eight months into the pregnancy. An ultrasound confirmed the awful news and the baby was delivered via C-section the following day.

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Woodchuck gets rescued from grate, thanks the lord there were no foam bats around for Whac-A-Mole

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By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 9 August 2014

Yes, this really DID happen, in America (Boston to be precise), as only it could. Danvers police were called out to an unusual rescue today after a terrified Woodchuck had ended up wedged rather unceremoniously between the imposing bars of a local grate. Surreal? Yes.

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Photographer takes a self-portrait in her underwear on her birthday every year for 40 years!

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By Zolton in New Photography on Saturday 9 August 2014

Well, I guess you could call this titillating. Photographer Lucy Hilmer has kept up a tradition for 40 years of taking a self-portrait on her birthday wearing nothing other than her ‘white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks’. Not quite a birthday suit, but close enough. Her first Birthday Suit self-portrait was taken in Death Valley, California, in 1974.

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The most famous monkey selfie of all time is now the subject of a legal battle with Wikipedia

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By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 7 August 2014

From the ‘you can’t script it’ category comes this somewhat bizarre story about a pending legal entanglement between a clever monkey, a photographer, and Wikipedia. It all started back in 2011 when nature photographer David Slater had his equipment, erm, borrowed by a rather forthright primate who proceeded to take hundreds of selfies, including the ubiqitious one above which has since been adopted by Wikipedia in its Wikimedia Commons collection.

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Commuters push a train off a trapped man in Perth: our faith in humanity is restored

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 7 August 2014

This highlights the absolute power of the people when they work together for the benefit for others. A man walking casually onto a Perth train slipped and became wedged between the train and the platform last night. [watch the dramatic video below]

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