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Who knew that underneath the streets of London there’s a secret skatepark

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 August 2014

London: a city of intrigue, plotting and pigeons. The old metropolis’ centre sits on top of miles of sewers, crypts, passageways and abandoned tube tunnels (that’s ‘metro’ to you out-of-towners). Down there among the unexploded luftwaffe bombs and Guy Fawkes’ secret pad you might be surprised to find a fully functioning skatepark.

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Portraits of scared scientists reveal truth about climate change

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By Rachel Guest in New Photography on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Sometimes a picture says a thousand facts. Tired of climate change being discussed in dry facts and figures, photographer Nick Bowers decided to take an emotive approach to climate change by capturing the frightened faces of those most in the know – climatologists.

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It’s hard to believe that these sculptures are really made of stone

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Hirotoshi Itoh, a.k.a Jiyuseki, is a Japanese artist who works with purposefully difficult materials to create light-hearted sculptures that challenge the convention of that material.

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This woman gets paid $60 an hour to cuddle with complete strangers

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Samantha Hess is a professional cuddler. For US$60 an hour, the 30-year-old from Portland will snuggle up with strangers one-on-one. ‘It’s definitely enough to make a living just doing this job, and I never need to take more than five sessions a day,’ she says. By working six days a week, Hess can make up to $7,200 in a month. About 90% of her clientele are men between the ages of 20 and 75.

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In Australia there is an annual fashion parade … for ducks

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Well, now we’ve seen everything! This quirky Australian farmer has been dressing his ducks to the nines for thirty years, and people love it. Each year, as part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Brian Harrington bedecks the ducks and geese in dashing outfits of pink, yellow, blue and green.

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This Yelp reviewer can’t help putting his wife’s cleavage in every food shot he posts

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Now this is one cleavage, sorry, clever guy. Yelp reviewer, ‘Charley C’, has been reviewing a number of restaurants with descriptions including ‘tender’, ‘firm’, and ‘DDD: Doubly Delicious Dinner’. But we’re not sure the reviews are genuinely about the food, and not really about something a little more, er, risque. Charley has reviewed four restaurants on Yelp, and offered up 34 tips. And, oh yeah, he has lots and lots of pics of what he describes as ‘Double Deeeelicious’ food.

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Shortly before he died, Robin Williams recorded this message for a terminally ill woman in New Zealand

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The outpouring of emotional tributes in the wake of comic genius Robin Williams’s tragic suicide last week has continued with gusto with so many examples put forward about his generosity of spirit and his willingness to go the extra mile to help someone in need. Or just cheer them up, as with this short but sweet message Williams recorded for 21 year old Vivian Walleris who is in an Auckland hospital with lung, bowel and liver cancer. [Watch the video here]

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This artist has created a life-sized self-portrait using his own blood! (NSFW)

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By Kathryn McKinney in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

For the occasion of his first solo show at Joseph Gross Gallery, The Map Is Not The Territory, opening September 11, 2014, Brooklyn artist Ted Lawson will début a new series of work consisting of three dimensional wall mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures milled from MDF (a wood fiber based material commonly used in commercial fabrication), brass plate etchings, and three large scale drawings rendered in the artist’s own blood fed intravenously to a CNC (computer numerical control) machine using computer technology akin to a 3D printer.

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This is what The Onion think of Facebook’s decision to make satirical posts on the site more ‘obvious’ (spoiler alert: they win!)

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Onion strikes back. The brilliant satirical website have (apparently) confused Facebook users so much with their close to the bone ‘news’ posts that the social media giant have now decided to identify all satirical updates with a clear and obvious tag to try and help people who can’t understand what’s happening.

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These incredible metal sculptures in New Zealand defy reality (and gravity)

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

‘The majority of my work has more holes in it than substance – it’s about looking through things, not just at things. There’s always an element of surprise.’ These are the words of Kiwi artist Neil Dawson. Dawson’s sculptures seem to defy reality, mostly suspended above urban areas with the sky as a backdrop, they sometimes appear to be whimsical doodles drawn straight on to the real world.

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20 women fake orgasms at once and freak out those nearby to re-enact the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The reactions of those poor unsuspecting diners around them are priceless! New York-based Improv Everywhere struck in a REAL BIG WAY late last year with this stunt where they discreetly planted 20 women in conversation with their male cohorts in the same Manhattan deli that the original scene was filmed in and let, erm, Mother Nature gradually take its course. Of course!

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This photographer soaks her film in urine: the results are surprisingly beautiful

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Tuesday 19 August 2014

For Float On, Hawaii-based photographer Brigette Bloom soaks her film in urine, creating ethereal bubbles over a desert landscape in Hawaii. Before shooting, she will steep her film canister in a cup of her own pee, allowing the fluid to break down portions of the emulsion.

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This video of real women reading out real messages from Grindr, SCRUFF, and GROWLr is hilarious

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Hahaha! We just choked on our cornflakes. We know people get cheesy, risque, rude and shockingly forward on hook-ups sites such as Grindr, SCRUFF, and GROWLr, but really, this …? THIS. Somehow when those same lines are read aloud by everyday women, they just seem pathetically hysterical.

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You do not ride in this roller coaster, you walk

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 18 August 2014

If you are a wuss who is too delicate to withstand the heart-thumbing adrenaline of a roller coaster, this one is built especially for you and the rest of the octogenarians. Located atop the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Height in the Angerpark, overlooking the Rhine in Duisburg, Germany, the German Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain roller coaster will not elicit a single scream from you as you do not ride but walk throughout its journey.

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The private jet of the future doesn’t have a single window (but the view is still spectacular)

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Monday 18 August 2014

Introducing the next generation of luxury air travel! The windowless jet from Technicon Desig. Windowless you say? Yes indeed, but the Ixion private jet incorporates some clever camerawork with state-of-the-art technology to create an unrivalled inflight experience.

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An entire miniature city is built from 100,000 staples and a pair of very steady hands

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

What do you do when you are given 100,000 staples and a floor area of approximately 600cm x 300cm? I would tender my resignation but if you are Peter Root, you build a miniature city filled with office buildings and skyscrapers. To do it, he broke the staples into various sizes ranging from 12cm high to a single staple and arranged them patiently with a very steady hand over a period of forty hours to complete the city he had in mind.

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This artist creates beautiful underwater crochet installations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

Crocheted yarn installations seem to be everywhere nowadays – even underwater! Recently in Cancun, Mexico’s underwater art museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, crochet artist Olek created a variety of yarn installations to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population. Using environmentally-friendly materials, Olek was able to cover a bomb-shaped sculpture with a design that […]

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Mainstream alcohol brands are repackaged to give more honest titles

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By Milo Sumner in New Food and Packaging on Monday 18 August 2014

Let’s face it, everybody thinks they’re pretty damn cool after a few drinks. Truth is that alcohol only really serves to make you FEEL more like this guy, and LOOK more like this guy

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In case you were wondering, here’s what’s happening in your brain during a relationship break-up

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Monday 18 August 2014

We’ve all been through them, some more than others, and it’s hardly pleasant for either party involved. The fact remains however that, unless you’re planning to remain in your first relationship for the rest of your life, a break-up is a natural event in life.

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This solitary house on an island is ideal for people who hate neighbours

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Saturday 16 August 2014

Hate people? Well, we’ve got the perfect place for you! Off the south coast of Iceland is a group of islands called Vestmannaeyjar. One of those islands is Ellioae, home to a single occupant: a mysterious house that sits by its lonesome with only seabirds as its neighbours.

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