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17 year-old Kiwi boy wins Instagram fame by dressing up as various female celebrities

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 1 August 2014

How do you amass 1.5 million Instagram followers in the snap of a finger? Simple: follow the lead of 17-year-old Kiwi, Martin, who has created a massive online buzz for his regular uploads of him dressed as various female celebrities and film characters. His characterization is flawless, as is his burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot performed Baby Got Back with the Seattle Symphony and plenty of butt slapping ensued

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 14 June 2014

Ok, so the song was a hit back in 1992 (off the seminal album, Mack Daddy) but this version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back STILL sounds fresh today as performed by the, wait for it, Seattle Symphony. Yes, that’s right, Sir Mix-A-Lot is mixing it up. A lot. Check out the front row dancers in this performance who are hamming it up and butt slapping their way through the entire song. Priceless.

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Elephant charges man, it doesn’t look promising: you won’t believe what happens next

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 13 June 2014

Yup, this would take some Dutch courage alright. Check out this astounding footage taken deep in the jungles of the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand of a tourist calmly halting the angry charge of a rampant elephant with a gentle wave of his hand. Yup, his hand.

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Watch what happened when 1,000 people simultaneously ate one of the hottest chili peppers in the world

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 12 June 2014

Oh boy, this one will really set your mouth alight! Copenhagen’s Chili Klaus organised an event on June 5th at which 1,000 people ate the notorious Ghost Chili (bhut jolokia), at around 1,000,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, one of THE hottest chili peppers known to man.

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Is this the definition of insanity? Topless dancer covers herself in 12,000 bees

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By Zolton in News on Thursday 12 June 2014

Now, this has to hurt! Dancer Sara Mapelli wears what she calls a ‘bee-blouse’ made up of 12,000 honey bees for this exotic dance performance. She uses a special pheromone oil equivalent to the scent of 100 queen bees to attract her ‘bee-blouse’, which she wears for up to two hours at a time.

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Would you wakeskate on a cranberry bog? This remarkable video will have you on a plane tonight

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Yes, there really is something to be said about wakeskating through an enormous lake of cranberries. This video is mesmerising, shot in the dramatic surrounds of Wisconsin’s Manitowish Waters, where the berries ripen on the vine and are then flooded with water from a nearby reservoir.

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Yup, this may be about the most breathtaking video of the stars we’ve ever seen

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 6 June 2014

Just breathtaking. That’s about all we can say about this short video by Terjes shot atop El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain (3,718 metres) over 7 days between April 4th and 11th, 2011. It gives you a frontrow seat to some stunning nightly activity, awash with colour, light and action.

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Someone stuck a GoPro inside a dishwasher: we promise you’ll never be curious again

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 5 June 2014

Question: where hasn’t a GoPro been lately? What, between falling into pig pens, flying with baby pelicans, and capturing plane crashes … from inside the plane … it would seem there is no frontier left to conquer. Until now.

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So now it’s conclusive: cat people are OFFICIALLY smarter than dog people

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By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 3 June 2014

We always had our suspicions, but now, thanks to the good folk at Carroll University in Wisconsin, it’s been confirmed by science: cat owners are officially smarter than their dog loving peers. Yes, according to Live Science ‘cat lovers scored higher than dog lovers on measures such as introversion, open-mindedness and a term used far too loosely in society, sensitivity’. Sensitivity!

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Watch what happens when these women see their own vaginas for the first time!

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 30 May 2014

For any number of reasons, ranging from a too large stomach (her words, not ours), and a long standing desire to be a nun (huh?!), these women have literally never seen their own vaginas. Never! So, of course, YouTube sensation DaveyWavey decided to, erm, introduce them to it. In the nicest possible way. The results were pretty fascinating (and amusing) to see, as this video below reveals.

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Confronting portraits show young American kids in their bedrooms with their guns

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 21 May 2014

This is definitely one for the Only in America category: in this land of mass gun ownership, are we really shocked to see these young kids proudly holding their colourful Crickett rifles and heartbreakingly outlining the fears that have promoted it. Photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn approached strangers at American gun ranges asked if she could photograph their children holding guns.

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A life-size Michael Jackson hologram moonwalked at the Billboard Awards and it was totally AMAZING!

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 20 May 2014

So we may not have the real deal around anymore to shimmy and shake on stage like no-one else, but we do have a hologram version of the King of Pop. And it’s NEARLY as good as the real thing. At last night’s Billboard Music Awards, and five years after his death, the visual-effects studio Digital Domain projected a life-size version of Michael Jackson into the living rooms of millions around the world.

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Let’s face it, these stunning porcelain figurines have cooler tattoos than you do

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 15 May 2014

Jessica Harrison, you’ve done it again. Not content with distorting the inherent beauty of her Victorian-era stylised work via subtle destruction of her figurines, Harrison has now created an epic series of porcelain figurines sporting sailor tattoos. Wild. The Scottish artist will be showing this work at Paris’s Galerie L.J. in a solo show titled […]

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Dog attacks small boy on a bike: guess who his purrfect rescuer was!

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 15 May 2014

Sometimes you see something that makes you question the natural order of the world, and your somewhat insignificant place in it. This remarkable security video footage uploaded by YouTuber Roger Triantafilo shows his young son being set upon by a vicious angry dog, who was in turn set upon by an even angrier, vicious cat.

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The most famous music video of the past decade just had its music stripped away, and it’s still awesome!

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Everyone knows the routine by now – some of us better than others. But seeing Ok Go perform this viral video monster (20 million views and counting) without the music is way more entertaining than the original ever was. Don’t believe us? Feast your eyes on this action and prepare yourself for more grunts and groans than, really, you ever wanted to hear.

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