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The bizarre yet strangely awesome costumes of Comic-Con 2014 in photographs

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Saturday 26 July 2014

Comic-Con 2014 has officially kicked off at the San Diego Convention centre. For those who may never have heard of the phenomenon, Comic-Con is a bizarre yet strangely awesome annual event that brings together a whole host of peoples. From cos-players (those guys who get really really really into their costumes) to comic-book recluses, they […]

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Photographers unite for Nite Art 14 auction on Australia’s Paddle8

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By Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Events on Thursday 24 July 2014

Melbourne photographers are coming together this week and auctioning their work to raise awareness for AIDS in what is the first Australian auction to launch on the reputed online auction house, Paddle8. The collaboration coincides with the annual Melbourne art festival Nite Art Coinciding with the AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne, the auction aims […]

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Sponsored: Roger Federer takes on Lindsey Vonn at the opening of Lindt’s newest chocolate shop on top of a mountain #ChocolateHeaven

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Back in October 2013, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer appealed to his fans via Twitter, asking them which sporting celebrity they would like to see him take on. Ever rapid on social media, American skiing champion Lindsey Vonn quickly responded saying that she would happily play Federer at tennis if he would ski against her.

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The Morning Gloryville Rave: go healthy clubbing at 6.30 in the morning

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Events on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Imagine turning up to a rave at 6:30am. But not just any rave. In fact, this isn’t one of those mythical after-after parties, where you look around and realise everyone is midway into a week-long bender. Rather, this is the start of your morning of glory: a couple of hours with coffee, juice, yoga, massages and a group of fun people dancing away to fierce DJ beats.

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Hundreds of adults play in the mud and it’s all for a good cause

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 14 July 2014

Wattoluempiade, or Mud Olympics, is an annual event held in the northern German city of Brunsbuettel. Each year about 500 athletes take part in soccer, volleyball, handball and other events, all to be competed in the muddy tidal flats common to the north German coast. Apart from the fun and laughter aplenty, this large scale […]

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Amazing ‘UFO’ seen last night in eastern NSW was actually space junk

Techly Reader Find

By Techly in New Events on Monday 14 July 2014

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, that shiny object flying through the Australian night sky was neither of those, not was it a meteor or UFO, contrary to popular belief spouted on social media around bed time last night on the Eastern seaboard of Australia.

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The Nude Body as a Canvas at the 2014 World Bodypainting Festival

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Saturday 12 July 2014

Since 1988 this planet has been graced by an annual event that sits somewhere between beautiful and bizarre, it’s the World Bodypainting Festival. From 47 countries all over the world, people flock to the beautiful lakeside town of Pörtschach in Austria to compete, spectate and appreciate the kaleidoscopic array of incredibly intricate patterns and designs […]

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Interview with Cristiano Martino and Jade Wood: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Thursday 10 July 2014

This article brought to you by Telstra

On March 7 this year, six talented young performers were nominated for the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, a prestigious prize aimed at cultivating emerging talent within Australian ballet circles. At the close of 2014, an industry panel of judges will decide the winner of the award, accompanied by a $20,000 prize. A second prize is given to the People’s Choice with $5,000.[vote for your favourite dancer here]

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Exposed: George C. Parker, the most unlikeliest con artists in history

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 27 June 2014

There’s a saying in America that goes: ‘If you can believe that, then I’ve got a bridge you might like to buy’. The phrase is based on one of the most cunning con artists of the 20th century: George C. Parker. This New Yorker was ballsy. He didn’t just con people out of a few […]

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You couldn’t make this up: American student gets trapped in giant German vagina!

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2014

Oh my, our minds are reeling at this latest viral gem to grace the face of the internet. Whichever variation of ‘man becomes lodged in giant vagina’ you prefer, the fact remains that you just can’t make this stuff up. The 32-tonne sculpture by Fernando de la Jara sits vajestically outside Tübingen University in Germany and was invaded by a zealous American student earlier this week. A friend of the student, both of whom remain anonymous, said ‘I was there!!! He just wanted to take a funny picture’.

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You heard that right: the world’s first bouncy castle inspired by boobs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2014

This is one bouncy castle that grown men will be delighted to jump in. Created by London-based creative duo Bompas & Parr in collaboration with NYC’s Museum of Sex, ‘Jump for Joy’ is a bouncy house that’s filled with humungous plastic boobs. It’s one of five attractions at the upcoming exhibit, ‘FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground’.

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Daft Punk, the art exhibition

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Talk about taking music to new frontiers. Daft Punk Deux — a group art show comprising over 40 commissioned works by painters, sculptors, digital and screen print artists inspired by the French electronic music duo — is now on at an art gallery in San Francisco. Plus, it’s actually the second annual installment of the […]

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Christmas came early for these 250 Santa Clauses

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 13 June 2014

It might have been terribly far from the North Pole but hundreds of Santas descended on Tampa, USA on May 15 for the International Santa Celebration organized by The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. That’s right, you can’t buy the beards from a store or yank them off. Some 250 Santas, some who were […]

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This mum got the most adorable and unexpected letter from daycamp

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Indeed, kids say the darndest things. Just last year, The Huffington Post’s Liesl Testwuide sent her 8-year old son to daycamp. Like any other loving parent, she missed him dearly, so she wrote him letters. She’d imagined he’d write back with something like this…

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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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