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Here’s a bear hanging out on a hammock. You’re welcome

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Yes you read that right. This is a photo of a black bear. Lying down on a hammock. A Florida neighborhood got the spook of their lives the other day when a black bear searched their area for food. After a hard day’s work of rummaging through the trash, the bear decided to chill a bit by hanging out in a resident’s backyard hammock.

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Eeek! This woman tied her one month old baby to her wedding dress, then walked down the aisle

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 3 June 2014

They say that the act of getting married can do strange things to your mindset, but this one takes the (wedding) cake! In Tennessee (where else), the bride Shona Carter-Brooks did something almost incomprehensible: she tied her one month old daughter into the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. Well, it was ‘something new’. Amid an understandably furious public outcry, Carter-Brooks has defended the decision, saying that the baby was ‘awake and well-secured’ and ‘covered by Christ’.

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Yup, that’s a baby woolly mammoth in a suitcase

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 2 June 2014

42,000 years later, this baby woolly mammoth makes us cry with her sad tale. Lyuba, the world’s most complete mammoth, was following her mother across an ancient river bank in Siberia when she accidentally fell into a mud hole, burying her in sediment and choking her to death instantly. Much like our modern-day elephants, scientists believe her mother grieved for Lyuba’s untimely passing. She was only 35 days old at the time of the incident.

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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 9-year old built a no-kill shelter in his garage for strays with a little help from the internet

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 23 May 2014

Better prep some tissue, just in case the feels get to you. 9-year old Ken from the Philippines dreamed about building an animal shelter to rescue strays from the city pound, where most of them are put down. Like any kid his age, he didn’t have the money to put up the shelter.

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Falling sick? In the Victorian age, you might grow a beard on doctor’s orders

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Thursday 22 May 2014

According to med historian Dr Alun Withey, there were two reasons why men were growing beards with a vengeance by the mid-Victorian period. One had to do with its close association with manliness. The second reason was that the medical benefits that came with it. Now, now, this sounds vaguely ridiculous, but actually seems to […]

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Extraordinary photos of Octogoat: the goat born with 8 legs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Sunday 11 May 2014

Of course the internet had to go and dub the 8-legged goat as ‘Octogoat’. It’s sheer genius! On his farm in Croatia, farmer Zoran Paparic received the shock of his life when his goat Sarka gave birth to a kid with 8 legs and both male and female reproductive organs.

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Beards are no longer attractive, says science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Sorry, hipsters, beards have finally become too mainstream. In fact, scientists at the University of New South Wales claim that the popularity of beards has reached its saturation point. ‘Peak Beard’, as they like to call it, is that awkward moment where there are too many bearded people in society, causing the novelty to lose its attraction.

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The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in photos

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Rwandans marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide that ‘resulted in the deaths of nearly 1 million people’. Taking place in 1994, the genocide saw the Hutus targeting Rwanda’s minority Tutsi population, killing them with machetes and gunfire attacks. Now, 20 years on, Amahoro Stadium held a tribute to the victims of the genocide with […]

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Here’s the first glimpse of The Dark Lord statue hoping to be erected at the Oklahoma Statehouse

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Separation of church and State? Hmm. After the state of Oklahoma installed a monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Capitol in 2012, an Indiegogo campaign was launched by the Satanic Temple to erect a monument ‘glorifying the Dark Lord’ Baphomet. No joke. A $20,000 seemed lofty but at the end of the campaign, almost $30,000 had been raised to create a sculpture to go nicely next on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse.

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Gig makers and volunteers wanted for the Oxjam

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Events on Thursday 1 May 2014

Have you got some kick-ass event planning skills that you’ve been itching to show? Or maybe you can’t be bothered with all the fuss that takes place backstage and you just want to sing your face off for music’s sake? If you are UK-based and craving to organize a party for a good cause, Oxjam is here to do it with you.

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Ever wondered what a balloon looks like when it pops in super slow motion?

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 30 April 2014

This is so compelling we’ve spent three-quarters of the day watching it over, and over, and over again. That’s right, who would’ve thought that the simple act of blowing up a balloon with too much, erm, hot air, could lead to such visually powerful imagery. But it did, and here’s the proof. Fun, huh? [Watch […]

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See what happened when 3 designers were each given 50 coffee plungers to reinvent

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 29 April 2014

A few weeks ago we told you about #theazeraproject, an initiative from our friends at NESCAFÉ to do away with the antiquated coffee plunger and upcycle it into something new and inspiring. Why? Because of the arrival of their new blend, NESCAFÉ AZERA, which combines premium instant coffee with finely ground roasted coffee beans and doesn’t need a coffee plunger. So three emerging Australian designers were each tasked with transforming 50 old plungers into something else entirely in just two short weeks.

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The highest BASE jump just took place in Dubai

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 25 April 2014

At 828-metres-tall, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. And just for comparison, Taipei 101 is just 508 metres and New York’s Empire State Building comes in at a meager 381 metres. Daredevils Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet broke the world record for BASE jumping on April 21st by plunging off the Burj Khalifa. […]

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The Hoff is auctioning off an oversized figure of himself; bidding starts at $10,000

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 3 April 2014

Imagine the look on your partner’s face when you tell them you had the winning bid on this oversized David Hasselhoff memorabilia. And imagine their face when you tell them where you’re going to place it. No joke, The Hoff is putting this piece up for auction at Julien’s Live and everyone is welcome to bid on it, with bids starting at a healthy $10K.

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