The Best of Lost At E Minor

The Lost At E Minor posts creating the most waves right now.

No other animal is happier than this squirrel singing as he cracks open a nut

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 11 May 2015

Youtuber Bryson Syliboy was at work when he decided to feed a furry little squirrel outside of his office. Food of choice? A tantalizing nut! This squirrel seemed overjoyed with the gift and went about purring and squeaking as he tried to pry open the nut.

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Photographer captures the worn-out but amazing hands of New York’s shoe shiners

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 11 May 2015

In his series, ‘Foot Soldiers’, photographer Christopher Griffith highlights the bread and butter of New York City’s shoe shiners. No, I’m not talking about shoe polish, it’s something more valuable: their hands.

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Cancer survivor creates empathy cards that patients would actually want to get

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 9 May 2015

Designer and illustrator Emily McDowell (previously) knows a thing or two about getting empathy cards – or lack of it. At age 24, she was diagnosed with cancer. Through the ordeal, she’d usually cards that came with the wrong message. She decided to do something about this shortly after beating cancer 9 months later.

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Wow! This stunning high-rise hydroponic farm has been designed for big cities across the globe

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 8 May 2015

To make Earth a greener place, Aprilli Design Studio got its designers together to create an incredible ecological system known as the Urban Skyfarm. This is not your average eco-friendly building. It’s so much more. For starters, the Urban Skyfarm is not just a stagnant high rise, but rather a ‘living machine’ that filters water and air, provides vegetables and herbs for the community, and produces renewable energy.

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Adorable baby sloth looks like he’s taking selfies as he tries to grab a camera

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 8 May 2015

They were slow to catch on to the selfie trend, but at least they’re finally here. During last year’s Sloth Week (yes, there is such a thing) at the Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary, this little cutie discovered a camera beside his bed. Curious, he decided to reach for it with just one hand (or claw), […]

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Your cat has to have this bed that looks like Super Mario’s Chain Chomp Monster

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 8 May 2015

They may not be the best of friends with mustached plumbers, but as it turns out, they are with cats. Etsy store Catastrophic Creations has created a cat bed that looks like the Chain Chomp monster from the Super Mario Bros video games.

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Beautiful photographs of a sunrise over Slovenia’s Lake Bled

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 7 May 2015

Photographer Aleš Krivec knew he had to take a picture of a sunrise at Lake Bled after a friend of his showed him a prime location for viewing the crack of dawn. He visualized the light and how it would ‘first touch the mountain top and then slowly moves towards the castle and the church’. And then he went out one crystal clear morning for the perfect shot.

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Albert Einstein’s handwriting has been turned into a font

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 7 May 2015

A new Kickstarter project out of Germany hopes to turn Albert Einstein’s handwriting into a font. Harald Geisler and Elizabeth Waterhouse are behind Albert Einstein Font, which will be ‘compatible with most digital devices, allowing you to “write like a genius”‘.

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Old guys dancing shock the audience on Britain’s Got Talent

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 7 May 2015

When five older men took to the stage of Britain’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell’s face said it all: snorefest. Naming themselves ‘Old Men Grooving’, these men didn’t look like much so the judging panel sat back to see what these old geezers had up their sleeves, not expecting anything. Oh boy, were they surprised.

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These Coconut Lamps create mesmerising light art for the home

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By Vainius K in New Design on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius creates lamps out of coconuts that not only look like a piece of jewelry, but also shine amazing light art on the surrounding walls.

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Beautiful double exposure photos merge animals with their natural habitats

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 6 May 2015

While plenty of animals have the ability to blend into their habitats, Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie’s animals can do it even better: they are the habitat.

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Concerned kitten: a cat born with eyebrows that always look worried

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Move over, Grumpy Cat. Meet Gary, he’s an eight-week-old cat who was born with two peculiar eyebrow markings that make him look like he’s always worried, earning him the nickname Concerned Kitten. Living in Manchester with his humans Andy and Caroline Entwistle, Gary was named after ‘Take That’ star Gary Barlow, who’s known for raising his eyebrows whenever he’s singing. As for the internet-friendly nickname?

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These whimsical fairytale book covers will take you into another dimension

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 5 May 2015

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but if the cover looks anything like the ones designed by Latvian artist Aniko Koleshnikova, you’re bound to be a little judgey. After all, how could you stop yourself from wanting to read what’s inside after gazing at these whimsical designs?

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Say goodbye to linoleum and grab a 3D liquid floor for the home

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 4 May 2015

If you’re tired of boring kitchen linoleum and grown out of the tiles in the bathroom, you should definitely look into grabbing 3D liquid floors for your home. These incredible floor designs make you think you’re in a tropical paradise all year round.

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A 90-year-old tortoise had its legs eaten by rats, model aircraft wheels make her twice as fast now!

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 4 May 2015

Jude Ryder’s 90-year-old tortoise Mrs. T had suffered irreparable damage when her legs were gnawed off by rats while she was hibernating in Pembrook, Wales. But wait a second, this story does have a happy ending.

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Wanksy: the mysterious street artist who gets potholes fixed faster with drawings of penises

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 2 May 2015

Wanksy - an anonymous street artist from Manchester, England – has discovered a novel way to get those wankers from government to address the city’s pothole problems.

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Illustrations explain what different Australian idioms actually mean

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 1 May 2015

Flat out like a drinking lizard? Mad as a cut snake? Popular Aussie idioms can get pretty confusing (not to mention really wacky), that’s why travel site ‘HotelClub’ and illustrator Jared Atkins have come up with a series of delightful illustrations that explain some of them.

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Pedestrians get surprised by classical paintings in unexpected places around the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 1 May 2015

In the Outings Project, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca takes oft-ignored classical paintings and brings them somewhere they’d get the attention they deserve: the city streets.

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There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 1 May 2015

This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It’s the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world at 44 metres tall. And judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too.

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These micro tattoos are so small, even Grandma would approve (probably)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 30 April 2015

Gone are the days when you had to settle for an enormous tattoo across your arm to make a statement (live and learn, I guess). Instead, those that want to make a statement without inking prime real estate on their bodies can grab a micro tattoo.

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