The Best of Lost At E Minor

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Superheroes made even more superb with Hello Kitty makeovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Even superheroes, it appears, are no match for the banal appeal of Hello Kitty. So this is what happens when superheroes become Hello Kitty heroes: they go into a pink frenzy and get ribbons everywhere. Like the cat with no mouth, we are lost for words.

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These whimsical wire sculptures were inspired by real life fairies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 July 2014

Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight created these intricate wire sculptures after witnessing a real life fairy in person (More on that in a bit.) The stainless steel fairies, despite the tough material that they’re made from, appear to be graceful living, breathing creatures at play with dandelions.

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Awkwardly sitting cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 18 July 2014

There are cats. And then, there are awkwardly sitting cats — balancing themselves delicately with feline bums firmly planted on the floor, chair, bed, whatever — looking down in the dumps, lost in the woods, startled, or just… awkward. That makes it just another instance of ‘cats being cats even when it’s nothing very catlike’.

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Tokyo kids wear turd hats and jump into giant loo to learn how toilets work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 17 July 2014

Yes, this is now happening in a Tokyo museum: an interactive exhibition about poop, toilets and all that sort of thing. Even space toilets are featured. A major highlight, as these pictures show, is a giant replica of a flush toilet playground, where kids wearing turd hats climb on it with the help of a […]

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Russian woman uses 30,000 bottle caps to make her house pop

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Russian Taiga is a secluded Karmarchaga village with one very special exhibit – a story book house completely covered in colored bottle caps. Its owner has kept herself busy collecting bottle caps assiduously over the years. When she has hit the magical number of 30,000, she hammered them all on the exterior walls of her […]

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Never lose your luggage again by transforming them into giant sushi

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 8 July 2014

The secret to never losing your luggage at the airport baggage claim area? Camouflage! Japanese company Omise Parco created a suitcase cover concept that will disguise your luggage into giant pieces of sushi, which in turn, will hilariously transform the baggage claim area into a giant sushi conveyor belt!

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Aw, this Shiba Inu dog might just be the happiest dog alive

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 30 June 2014

Step aside, Boo. Is this the happiest, most photogenic canine in the world? Perhaps. Seven-year-old Maru, a Shiba Inu dog from Japan, looks like he’s beaming all the time, whether he’s sitting in a playing with kids, smelling the flowers or rolling over on his back to take a cat nap. That look of happiness […]

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There’s a town in Morocco that’s painted in shades of blue

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 June 2014

Now that there is something you should definitely add to your travel bucket list! Chefchaouen is a surreal town in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Amidst idyllic valleys and gorgeous hillsides, you can see the place has one very distinct and memorable feature: the color blue. Set against the arid landscape, vast palettes of blue and white adorning the town’s old Spanish and Moorish architecture make it stand out like a sore thumb.

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Furry Two-Face chimera cat is bewitchingly beautiful

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 27 June 2014

Cats are hardly ordinary creatures, and Venus, a cat living in North Carolina, is even more extraordinary. The chimera cat is, as her Facebook fan page states, ‘0% Photoshopped, 100% Born This Way’.

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Munch on these anatomical life-size chocolate skulls, why not?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Wow, looks like we’ll have to summon a whole lot of guts to eat these chocolate skulls by Manchester-based Etsy seller BlackChocolateCo: not only are they anatomically accurate and true to life-size, they are also hand cast from a mould of an actual human skull. Uh huh, that’s credibility.

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Stray cat meets wild cat, lives happily ever after

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 23 June 2014

This actually happened: at the St. Petersburg Zoo in Russia, a stray cat who wandered into one of the enclosures for food became so enamored with the resident European lynx in it that it now stays there for good with its giant cat friend from the wild — with the blessings of the zoo. It’s […]

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How to make your own crossbow using only office supplies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 13 June 2014

It’s time to how your boss who’s boss! YouTube user Dave Hax shows us that you don’t need military-grade weapons to be dangerous. With MacGyver-like skills, all you’ll ever need for armament-building is right in front of you. In this mini crossbow tutorial, the materials you’ll need are: four pencils, four rubber bands, a pen […]

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Guilty of being foul-mouthed? Good news, swearing may be better for you than you think

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 13 June 2014

A bunch of psychologists from Staffordshire’s Keele University recently presented the findings of a study to a British Psychological Society conference, suggesting that shooting off profanities can help with emotional resilience. Senior lecturer Dr Richard Stephens, who led the research, was intrigued by the effects of swearing while his then-pregnant wife was cursing incessantly in labour.

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

Zolton Editor

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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The best parents in the world held a Game of Thrones party for their 1-year old

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 12 June 2014

All men must die throw their kids an awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ themed birthday party – like what parents Eric and Lisa Cheung did for their 1-year-old, Emma. The not-so-bloody event included adorable props inspired by the George R.R. Martin series, like a mini Iron Throne for the young Khaleesi.

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Design done right: Caution wet floor banana cones

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Bananas that prevent slipping instead of causing them? What is the world coming to? The ‘Banana Cone’ is a safety cone that, as the name implies, looks like a giant banana peel with ‘Caution Wet Floor’ markings.

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They’re putting homeless people piggy banks on the streets of Amsterdam to help get real homeless off them

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Have a butchers at this clever and thought-provoking new campaign by Dutch charity , designed to raise funds and awareness for the rising levels of people sleeping rough on the streets of Amsterdam. A core group of people who were once homeless themselves, BADT has developed ‘A Piggy-bank for the Homeless’.

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This is not a drop of water, it’s a cake!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 10 June 2014

‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’ is a new breed of Japanese rice cake that’s bound to get people scratching their heads and wondering what the hell they ordered. Though it might look like a water droplet served fancy, it’s actually a cake that uses water harnessed from the Japanese Alps!

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This glass ‘loaf’ with detailed artwork is the most awesome thing we’ve seen all year

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 10 June 2014

This is amazing! Californian glassworker Loren Stump is a celebrated expert at manipulating the fickle and delicate medium of glass. Known especially for his work with murrine, over 40 years Stump has mastered the technique of layering coloured molten glass around a core and then stretching the whole thing into a rod.

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The great escape: pig jumps out of moving truck in desperate bid for freedom

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 9 June 2014

‘We’re gonna escape this dang truck or die trying!’ said the brave pig to his fellow inmates as they made their way to a slaughter house in Foshan, China. These images were captured by a keen-eyed driver who was driving right behind the moving pig transport. It shows a daring pig attempting to, as Mirror puts it, ‘save his bacon’.

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