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Office thief kidnaps a sandwich and leaves a ransom note, hilarity ensues

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Oh the gems you find on the internet. In anonymous office somewhere in the world, a sandwich went missing. *dun dun dun dun* Its frustrated owner then posted a note, calling out the unknown sandwich thief to stop the shenanigans. Here’s where it gets exciting: the thief responds with a ransom note! And from there […]

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Aww: Frozen-themed marriage proposal will make your day

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

It just had to happen. After all the Frozen-inspired things we’ve seen (mostly song covers) since the film’s release, we now finally have a Frozen wedding proposal! Denver-based Brian Davis wanted to give his college sweetheart, Michelle Seguin, a very special proposal. So he did it the most romantic way he knew how: do it […]

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Wagging tails, wet fur, and a barking good time: a puppy pool party like no other!

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Sigh, if only we were canines. Yes, that’s right. They seem to have all the fun. The aptly named Lucky Puppy, a doggy daycare center located in Michigan, threw a puppy pool party recently for all their happy ‘guests’ and amongst a backdrop of a 3 acre playground and 7 acres of nature trails, much […]

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Climb a greasy pole to win a bicycle in Jakarta in honour of Independence Day

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 21 August 2014

To celebrate Jakarta’s independence from Dutch rule, Ancol Beach has been turned into a wonderland of prizes for citizens of Indonesia. Hundreds of greased-up poles have been placed by the shores of this popular beach and citizens are urged to compete with one another to claim the prizes that are perched on top of the poles.

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In Australia there is an annual fashion parade … for ducks

Milo Sumner Contributor

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

Lost At E Minor Contributor

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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These photos show the heartbreak of Koko the gorilla when learning of Robin Williams’s death

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Once again we’re reminded about the remarkable sensitivity of animals. These photos of a mourning Koko the gorilla have been released by The Gorilla Foundation and show her immediate reaction when told of the news of her friend Robin Williams’s passing. Via a press release, The Gorilla Foundation noted that in the wake of Williams’s death, the phone at the facility that Koko lives in started ringing incessantly. ‘After the first call, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that “we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful’. [watch Robin Williams and Koko tickling each other]

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A spa springs up at a crowded subway platform in New York City

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that creates scenes of fun and joy in public places (or chaos, depending on your mood on that particular day). Created in 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of participants.

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A name card from Apple can be sold for more than US$80,000

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 11 August 2014

It can be a bit awkward if your name is Sam Sung and you are employed at Apple. But not for former Apple store employee Sam Sung who used to work at the company’s Pacific Centre store in Vancouver, British Columbia. He said, ‘I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone. I hope my old business card will go to another fellow Apple enthusiast with a sense of humor and the desire to help raise some money for a good cause’.

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Interview with Dimity Azouri and Imogen Chapman: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 11 August 2014

This article brought to you by Telstra

This year will mark thirty years of collaboration between The Australian Ballet and Telstra. Six nominees are chosen from among the young talent to be judged for the coveted Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA). The lucky half a dozen are chosen by their fellow dancers and the winner, selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals, will receive $20,000. The People’s Choice award is decided by the public and is accompanied with a tasty $5,000 prize purse. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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Woodchuck gets rescued from grate, thanks the lord there were no foam bats around for Whac-A-Mole

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 9 August 2014

Yes, this really DID happen, in America (Boston to be precise), as only it could. Danvers police were called out to an unusual rescue today after a terrified Woodchuck had ended up wedged rather unceremoniously between the imposing bars of a local grate. Surreal? Yes.

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888,246 red ceramic poppies at Tower of London to commemorate WWI

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 8 August 2014

Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have designed an absolutely eye-popping installation of red ceramic poppies ‘planted’ in the dry moat surrounding the Tower of London. To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, they have titled this field of crimson ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’.

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8-year-old completes mini triathlon while carrying disabled brother

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 8 August 2014

Together with his six-year-old brother, eight-year-old Noah Aldrich trained very hard for three months so they could both take part in their local youth triathlon in Idaho, USA. What makes them even more extraordinary is that Noah’s little brother, Lucas, was born with lissencephaly, a rare brain disorder that stops him from walking, talking, or eating on his own.

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Commuters push a train off a trapped man in Perth: our faith in humanity is restored

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 7 August 2014

This highlights the absolute power of the people when they work together for the benefit for others. A man walking casually onto a Perth train slipped and became wedged between the train and the platform last night. [watch the dramatic video below]

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Cirque du Soleil: ‘Varekai’ meets Brooklyn

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Events on Sunday 3 August 2014

Cirque du Soleil is in its 30th year of wowing crowds – and from their humble beginnings in 1984, they’re now known worldwide as masters of performance, with over 100 million spectators having seen shows around the world. And now, after 12 years of performing their show ‘Varekai’ under the Big Top, it’s making the leap to the big arena format. We were lucky enough to see Varekai in Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena – just the second time for the Cirque troupe in Brooklyn.

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