The Best of Lost At E Minor

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The Holy Men of Varanasi: documentary about their extreme practices and acts of self-denial

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

All of the various religions on earth have their holy men, but the ascetic sadhus of India are among the most extreme in their practices and acts of self-denial. Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L brings us a new series focussing on the Aghori, a group of hindu priests who precide over the rituals of the dead […]

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You can literally sit amongst the clouds at this Japanese resort

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 29 May 2014

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, in the Yūfutsu District of Japan, is a multi-complex family resort that is open all year round. It is popular for its expansive slopes and famous for its finely powdered snow. But what draws new and repeat visitors to the resort even more is the stupendous Sea of Clouds phenomenon that envelopes them completely. The resort’s terrace, located at 1,088 meters above sea level, is reached via chairlifts that carry skiers up the mountain in winter.

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Check out these otters jamming out on a keyboard at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

If you can play a song or two on the keyboard you’re probably in better musical shape than the rest of us. But it’s a totally different thing if you’re an Asian small-clawed otter from the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, D.C., and you can play the keyboard. We’ll use the term ‘playing’ very loosely here, but check out these otters go for it!

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A short history of photographic cameras before they went digital

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Before the mobile phone had its own fancy camera, there were clunky digital cameras. And before clunky digital cameras were these beauties! It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when digital cameras were just a futuristic dream and we all had to rely on photo shops to develop our film (remember film?). […]

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Tea bags transform stressful symbols into calm ones when dipped in hot water

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Malaysian tea company BOH collaborated with ad agency M&C Saatchi in creating a cost-effective but adorable campaign to promote the relaxing effect of their chamomile tea.

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A guy bought a space suit and created an amazing and absurd photo series

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Photography on Wednesday 28 May 2014

For anyone who frequently lurks Reddit or Instagram, you might have seen some glimpses of this amazing photo series which was released in its entirety today. After months of shooting, Redditor and photographer Tim Dodd (u/termderd) has unveiled his first photo series – “A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut”.

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These are the geekiest terrariums we’ve ever seen

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The moss is strong with this one. At first, you might think these terrariums are your plain, old coffee table décor, but take a closer look and you’ll see lightsaber duels and wizard battles taking place!

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Would you believe these psychedelic rocks are entirely made out of car paint?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 May 2014

No these rocks were not made from deep inside a groovy cave. Nor were they formed by molten stuff in a far out volcano. In fact, these aren’t rocks at all! Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is a colorful and psychedelic gemstone-like byproduct of early automobile painting techniques.

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Ogle at this 3D-printed wall of penises that dance

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 28 May 2014

THIS. This is what 3D printing was invented for! Peiqi Su, a student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, created a wall of dancing schlongs to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’. A world renowned Russian composer and a wall of penises, who’d have thought?

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The world’s oldest cat is 24 years old (114 human years)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.

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Is that a nebula trapped inside a gemstone?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Look at all that galactic beauty in the palm of your hands! Thing is, that’s not an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen and helium gas, and plasma, trapped inside a stone. It’s really just a stone. Ok maybe not JUST a stone, it’s a $20,000 opal, to be exact.

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These photos reveal just how rapidly the world is changing

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture, Cool Travel on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve ever marveled at the incredible pace of this growing world, you’re in good company. Just years ago, in fact 20 or 30 years, some cities were still arid deserts and more countryish than city. For instance, in 1990, UAE’s Dubai tall skyscrapers and millionaire’s paradise was nothing but a dream, and a desert. […]

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Shoes that have teeth for soles are something to smile about

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

‘I said put your tooth under the pillow, not under your shoe!’ Creative duo Dominic Young and Mariana Fantich of East London-based studio ‘Fantich & Young’, have come up with a shoe sculpture that you could say is armed to the teeth – literally!

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What happens when you mix milk and Coke? Really weird stuff

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you love science, or at least love to watch cool stuff, you’re in for a treat. This is the YouTube Coke and milk experiment. If you watch the video, you’ll see that once milk is poured into the Coke bottle, there is a strange reaction. Soon the colours of Coke and milk both separate, sediment appears at the bottom and the top half of the bottle contains a murky liquid one can only describe as dish water-esque.

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This origami rowboat folds up in seconds flat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve always wanted to own a rowboat but just don’t have enough room to fit one in the garage, perhaps you can fit this rowboat in your closet instead. It’s called the Maarno Origami Rowboat and it’s about as compact as a fully functioning boat can get. It was designed by Max Frommeld and […]

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Wet Dog: a photo series showing dogs that are having a worse day than you

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 26 May 2014

Fact: dogs are walking, barking, balls of fur that embody everlasting happiness and unconditional love. Another fact: these same creatures turn into metaphorical pits of gloom and sorrow – with matching puppy dog eyes – as they endure the torturous ritual called, ‘bath time’.

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Frostie the sweater-wearing snow goat uses a custom cart to help him walk

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 26 May 2014

Careful now, you might either explode from an overload of cuteness, or shed buckets of tears over this baby goat’s success story. Frostie the snow goat was born with joint-navel ill, a disease common among kid goats and young calves resulting from an infection in the mother’s umbilical cord. The disease spread to Frostie’s hind […]

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The city lights up with colour and music for Vivid Sydney

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 26 May 2014

We’ve reported on some pretty cool Vivid Sydney events before, but we’re super excited about this year’s exhibition of light and music. As its name implies, Vivid Sydney is an annual event that features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a ‘mesmerizing free public exhibition of lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary […]

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This cat wants a hug soooo bad

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 26 May 2014

‘Best Kitty Hug Ever’ is a video of a cat aching to get a hug from its human. The feline’s stiff posture and outstretched arms have won it the hearts of cat worshippers everywhere, receiving 1.2 million views on YouTube and plenty of spoofs from the internet. You can check out the animated gifs this video has spawned over at Twisted Sifter.

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This geeky jewelry is the coolest ever! We interviewed the designer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Saturday 24 May 2014

If the woman you love says yes to having R2D2, or an X-Wing, or a TIE Fighter as an engagement ring, then goddamit man, you marry the heck out of her! In this exclusive interview with geeky jewelry maker, Paul Michael Bierker, he talks about his design process as well as his favorite pieces from […]

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