The Best of Lost At E Minor

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This woman pretended to be a man for 43 years so she can feed her family

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 31 March 2015

When Egyptian woman Sisa Abu Daooh was 21 and pregnant, she lost her husband. As local practices did not permit women to work, she disguised herself as a man, wearing a  ‘jilbab’, which is a loose, full-length robe with wide sleeves, and a ‘Taqiyah’ or a white turban that the males wear.

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Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ from China spotted for the first time in 20 years

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Apparently, you don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to see Ewoks. In the Tian Shan Mountains of China, researchers have spotted the elusive Ili Pika, an adorable creature which hasn’t been seen in two decades. Discovered back in 1983 by conservationist Li Weidong, he named the rare mammal after his hometown, and not after Pikachu.

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The Teletubbies in black and white will haunt your dreams forever

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 31 March 2015

A few days ago, a creepy black-and-white photo of the Teletubbies went viral on Twitter. As if that wasn’t enough nightmare fuel, here’s another one: a colourless video of the four with matching haunting music.

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Cat turns into a cat-erpillar after walking through a panoramic photo

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 30 March 2015

If a cat had 16 legs, would it still be able to land on its feet? Redittor ‘FallenCoffee’ was taking a panoramic photo of his home when his cat decided to barge in, walking through the frame and creating quite the freaky image: a 16-legged feline centipede, or more fittingly, a CAT-erpillar!

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Stop street harassment with a very simple trick: The toothy face

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 30 March 2015

You know what sucks? Street harassment. But one Brazilian woman took matters into her own hands after facing a night of harassment on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The woman is Débora Adorno, who was walking home in her home city when she had to ‘slow down and hear all those things, receiving these awful pervert stares from those guys’. Being in this situation, she says, made her feel powerless and trapped.

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This Baymax lamp will make sure you are satisfied with your care at night

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 27 March 2015

What better way to cure a child’s fear of the dark than by giving him his own superhero robot? Inspired by the lovable protagonist of the Disney film ‘Big Hero 6’, the Baymax LED Lamp is the bedside companion perfect for both kids and adults.

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OMG: Giant Ferrero Rocher makes us want to lose our diets

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 March 2015

You can start drooling now. Last month in celebration of World Nutella Day, food blogger Elizabeth LaBau of ‘Sugar Hero’ cooked up the kind of Ferrero Rocher we all want: A giant Ferrero Rocher.

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Rechargeable LED corks renew old glass bottles as romantic ambient lamps

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

One man’s trash is another man’s romantic table lamp. The ‘Bottle Light’ is an innovative device that gives used bottles new beginnings as ambient lamps. Shaped like a tapered cork, it comes with a rechargeable LED light that once twisted, will shine bright within any container – whether it be a wine bottle or beaker. Use it on colored bottles to illuminate your room in a mix of mood-setting hues.

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Miniature boxes for individual pizza slices keep your hands clean while eating

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

Grease in your mouth, not on your hands. Maryland Institute College of Arts student Yinan Wang might have just changed the pie game forever with her project ‘Toss’, a packaging design that features miniature pizza boxes for individual slices.

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Fox thinks he’s a dog after being rescued and raised by humans

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Thursday 26 March 2015

What does the fox say? Apparently, bark bark. This is Todd the fox, he was rescued by Emma D’Sylva when he was just 4 months old. In the seven months since his adoption, he’s been living with Emma and her two Labradors, Sky and Oakley, and now thinks he’s a dog himself.

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A giant brush that’s like a carwash for cows to make them healthier and happier

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

In countries like Sweden and the UK, farms have a cow-cleaning contraption called the ‘Happy Cow’. It’s a giant spinning brush that’s like a car wash and spa for cows. Developed by German farming equipment company ‘Kerbl’, the contraption begins to operate upon contact with the animal.

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One brave little puppy was left for dead in a canal; his incredible recovery will make your day

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

Hope For Paws, a non-profit animal rescue organization, received an emergency call for help about a puppy who had been abused and then thrown 9 metres down into a canal of the L.A. river. On the way to the animal hospital the puppy was named Jordan, and his inspiring road to recovery began from there. 

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This is how you make a cake that looks like a ’24 carrot’ gold bar

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Putting your money where your mouth is, literally. Paige Russell of the website Instructables has come up with a recipe that’s rich in flavor: a 24 carrot gold cake.

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Turn your freezing fingers into French fries with these witty gloves

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Nothing like comfort food to keep your spirits up in the middle of a blizzard, eh? Late last year, Dallas-based ad agency ‘Moroch’ came up with an out-of-the-box idea for McDonald’s: fry gloves, a pair of knitted gloves that’ll make your hands look like an order of their beloved French fries.

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Turn your pooch into a disco dog with LED vests controlled by your phone

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Why settle for an ordinary dog vest when you can make him the life of the party wearing a flashing LED vest! A new Kickstarter is offering the Disco Dog vest, a doggie jacket that is lit up with 256 RGB LEDs and controlled from a smartphone app!

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Cheeky bus ads in Chicago are helping to raise awareness about cancer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Imagine sitting on a bus and showing the whole world your butt crack. One cancer foundation is aiming to get the butt crack shown all over Chicago for a very cheeky cancer awareness campaign.

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Guy interrupts a tortoise getting intimate, gets chased by a very slow and angry male tortoise

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 24 March 2015

National Geographic’s Paul Rose was filming a documentary with his crew on an island in Seychelles when they heard something peculiar: tortoise moans. They then found two 250kg tortoises doing the nasty in the bushes, and proceeded to watch – because that’s what all of us would do.

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Spotted: Spider-Man feeding the homeless in Birmingham at night

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Monday 23 March 2015

Spider-Man comes to life in Birmingham, UK two times a week, between 9pm and midnight local time. In reality, he’s actually one anonymous 20-year-old man who puts on his Spider-Man suit to deliver sandwiches that he buys from supermarkets to local homeless people.

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Artist turns coffee stains into realistic paintings of pop culture characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 23 March 2015

Art that’s sure to perk up your morning. UK-based illustrator Maria A. Aristidou creates paintings of famous characters not with paint but with something more brew-tiful: coffee.

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Parents can now become instant playgrounds for their kids with this funny vest

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 23 March 2015

Why bother bringing your kids to the playground when you can BE the playground? Created at the Tama Art University in Japan by graduating senior Atsushi Shiraishi, the ‘AthleTitti’ is a vest which has crisscrossing ropes that parents put on, letting their child climb them like a human jungle gym.

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