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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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Sydney’s very choreographed men gives everyone something to look at … and then some

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 1 August 2014

As part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, artist Eglė Budvytytė is treating us to some rather bizarre performance art. In the mobile performance Choreography for the Running Male, a group of men jog a route through Sydney and carry out choreographed gestures related to emotions. Those emotions range from shame to seduction, and if you catch one of these performances, you’ll be both weirded out and amazed by what you’re seeing.

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A four hour concert was held underwater at a beautiful coral barrier reef in Florida

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 31 July 2014

On July 2 this year, about 500 divers and snorkelers gathered to enjoy the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. And they did it underwater. Held at Looe Key Reef along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, they submerged and listened to a local radio station’s […]

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Interview with Ingrid Gow and Rina Nemoto: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 28 July 2014

This article brought to you by Telstra

The most prestigious accolade that you can receive as an up and coming ballet dancer in Australia is the TBDA, The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. The annual prize is given to a promising young dancer, chosen from among six nominations put forward by their peers, decided by a board of industry judges. Another prize, The People’s Choice Award, is also bestowed upon the public’s favourite. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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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

Kiron Heriot-Darragh Reader Find

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

Milo Sumner Contributor

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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