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The world’s first cat cinema is crowdfunding on Indiegogo right now

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 30 April 2015

Imagine a cinema full of cats. This is exactly what a couple of people want to see go ahead in London, so they’re taking their dreams to Indiegogo in the hope that others out there will want to watch a movie with popcorn and a side of hairball.

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Critically acclaimed director David Lynch is the star of an art exhibition in Queensland

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 14 April 2015

You know David Lynch for his weirdly wonderful cinematic masterpieces (Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead come to mind), but what you might not know is that Lynch is a prolific artist, too, having spent more than 50 years producing paintings, photography and works on paper. We’re all in for a treat because David Lynch’s artwork will be on view to the public at Gallery of Modern Art, QAGOMA.

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Why did thousands gather on April 4 in public spaces across the world, spoiling for a pillow fight?

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 8 April 2015

April 4 this year was International Pillow Fight Day. So it was either fight or flight for the thousands gathered in designated public spaces across the globe in the battle of soft, fluffy fun. From New York to London, Vienna to Hong Kong, this event is held in more than a hundred cities each year.

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Question: Is this a supermarket or a disco? Answer: It’s both!

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 1 April 2015

Encouraged by their first success of a good turnout held on February 6, Disco Boodschappen (Disco Shopping) will be held again, this time on April 10, in a supermarket at The Dirk van den Broek on the Marie Heinekenplein in Amsterdam. 3,000 eager beavers have already signed up via the event’s Facebook page.

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He was bullied on the Internet but now women and celebs are knocking on his door, wanting to dance with him

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 13 March 2015

You may have heard of the #FindDancingMan campaign. It was sparked by a woman named Cassandra Fairbanks after she saw two photos making the rounds on the Internet (starting at 4Chan, of all places). The photos were of a man, dancing happily, then hanging his head in humiliation. The caption for the photos read ‘Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing’.

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Yahoo! Japan wants you to help them raise funds for disaster relief on March 11

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 11 March 2015

It was four years ago that the horrible trio of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster happened in the Tohoku region of Japan, snatching away human lives and causing devastation.

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Swallowing swords for a good cause

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 6 March 2015

February 28 was the eighth annual World Sword Swallowers Day. To celebrate, swallowers gathered at 13 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not odditoriums around the United States and at exactly 2:28pm local time, they did a simultaneous sword swallowing.

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Can this woman’s sign find her the perfect stranger of her dreams? You better believe it!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 4 March 2015

When Sarah saw a handsome stranger past her while walking his dog last week on a New Zealand beach, something inside of her said she had to meet him again. Instead of resorting to a Facebook search, this Glasgow-based woman posted a sign explaining the exact moment she saw the stranger, then going onto say that she would be waiting for him on the grass (where she first spotted him) the following Tuesday.

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Owls are flying in for this pop-up bar to raise funds for their conservation

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Saturday 28 February 2015

Owls from Asia will be flown in as VIPs to the Annie the Owl pop-up bar in London’s Soho. For £20 each, owl enthusiasts will bask in the wise animals’ feathery honour, with proceeds being donated to the Barn Owl Centre, which protects owls in the UK.

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This bizarre Chinese contest sees pigs being carried on an icy runway

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 13 February 2015

If you missed out on this year’s annual pig-carrying competition, you’re going to have to wait another 12 months before seeing (or competing in) it again. This very strange and unique contest takes place in Changsha, Hunan Province every year. It involved participants running/sliding down an icy track, accompanied by a Ningxiang pig.

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Professional ice climber is the first ever to ascend frozen Niagara Falls

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By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Friday 6 February 2015

Some people take the word badass to a whole new level. Will Gadd is definitely one of them. As a professional ice climber, he decided to challenge himself with a one-of-a-kind ascent, somewhere no ice climber has gone before: Niagara Falls, the world’s largest flowing waterfall.

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This Valentine’s Day, adopt a hissing cockroach or scorpion in your ex’s name

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 5 February 2015

Instead of hoping that low-life ex gets his or her just deserts, why not be proactive about that messy breakup? Do something for them – and yourself – this Valentine’s Day. San Francisco Zoo is giving you the opportunity, with hissing cockroaches and scorpions up for adoption in your ex’s name.

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A giant polar bear is released in London and the public don’t seem to mind at all

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 5 February 2015

To market the upcoming TV show Fortitude in the UK, Sky Atlantic released their very own polar bear onto the streets of London.

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Artist Jun Cha merges tattoos with fine art in an incredibly creative new genre

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By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Friday 30 January 2015

Created by artist and visionary Jun Cha, MONARC encompasses a fascinating new genre of art. Merging tattoo art with fine art and design, Jun Cha opened MONARC as a space to expand the unique creative collaboration. Located in downtown Los Angeles’ arts district, MONARC keeps the focus fairly simple: black and grey tattooing.

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13 tons of candy were laid on this Chinese street for a very sweet and worthy cause

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 29 January 2015

Welcome to the world’s sweetest street. At 607 feet long and 23 feet wide, Chengdu Street in Sichuan province of Southern China has been covered with 13 tons of candy, and it’s all for a good cause. In celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2000, volunteers took to this street and placed […]

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