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Swallowing swords for a good cause

Kenny Ong Contributor

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!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Nicole Hughes Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Nicole Hughes Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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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Jolly fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree knocks the competition out of the woods

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events, New Trends on Tuesday 30 December 2014

We take out hats off to whoever came up with this Godzilla Christmas Tree that apparently appeared in Tokyo’s Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in 2011, complete with the jolly monstrous tree with fairy lights all over it and red eyes aglow, spewing fiery smoke from its mouth and a Santa hat on its crown. […]

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A 17th century ghost ship sailed into Amsterdam with chillingly great effect

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Saturday 27 December 2014

For the Amsterdam Light Festival this year, a ghostly ship apparition appeared on the city’s waters with tremendous effect. Installed by Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN, the three-dimensional 17th century ‘Ghost Ship’, as it is called, was conjured up using two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that allows it to be appreciated from […]

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Would you dare take a rest in this gigantic hammock suspended 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 18 December 2014

50 thrill seekers took three day off to install this huge pentagon-shaped hammock 400 feet above Moab desert in Utah this month. Called the Mothership Space Net Penthouse, it lured some daredevils into the desert for some dangerous stunts.

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Are you an artist? Submit your work and you could win an original Warhol

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Wednesday 17 December 2014

In partnership with Absolut, artists from various backgrounds came together recently to commemorate Andy Warhol at an avant-garde art party called Connecting with Warhol. Michael Hermann of the Andy Warhol Foundation said: ‘The idea of collaborating with Absolut really came from being inspired by what Andy Warhol did during his lifetime’.

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This Indian man threw a wedding ceremony for 111 fatherless brides whose families were too poor to finance their weddings

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Mahesh Savani from the state of Gujarat, India has fostered 251 women to date and married them off in his chosen role of foster dad. An Indian diamond trader, Mahesh has recently broken his own record by throwing a mass wedding ceremony for 111 fatherless brides on the last Sunday of November this year. As these brides came from families that are too poor to finance their weddings, 44-year-old Savani gave them dowries of gold and items worth 450,000 rupees (US$7,250) to start their family.

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We threw a party in Sydney: here’s proof that a fine time was had by all

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 9 December 2014

If you weren’t there in person, well, we’re sorry you missed it but you can live vicariously through the photos. Yep, Lost At E Minor threw a party to celebrate the awesome artwork created for us on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 by a handpicked crew of some of Sydney’s most talented young artists. And befitting a Lost At E Minor event, it was loud, proud and a whole bunch of fun, with tunes supplied by a three prong DJ attack and food and alcohol provided by our friends at Rekordelig, Cake Wines, Ko & Co, and Mountain Goat beer.

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