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Pastafarians unite! NY politician gets sworn into office wearing a colander

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Saturday 18 January 2014

If you haven’t heard about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by now, chances are you will. This dogma-rejecting ‘religion’ has become a huge hit for people who aren’t into traditional religion, yet want something just as ludicrous to believe in. Anyway, this week saw the Spaghetti Monster get a little more attention than […]

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Surplus Candy, a secret art show inside a condemned NYC building

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 16 January 2014

You know the saying, ‘when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?’ For street artists, it goes something like, ‘when life gives you a condemned New York City apartment building, you make a secret illegal art show’. Surplus Candy was an illegal art show organized by the street artist Hanksy. Together with 43 artists, they […]

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54-year old message in a bottle discovered by scientists in the arctic

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 15 January 2014

No this isn’t one of those Nicholas Sparks arctic romance novels you were all hoping for, but the story behind this message in a bottle is heart-breaking. Scientists recently discovered a message in a bottle left under a rock cairn in Northern Canada that dates back to 1959. The letter was written by a young glaciologist and explorer, Paul T. Walker.

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Hobbit feet and other LOTR memorabilia up for auction

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Middle-earth is going up for auction! Fans of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy series are in luck if they’ve ever wanted to own a piece of their favorite film, with props from the LOTR trilogy going up for auction. Samwise Gamgee’s hairy Hobbit feet are going under the hammer and expected to fetch between $15 – $30,000, while his pointed ears are estimated to sell for between $5,000 and $8,000.

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At Stanford, a poetry slam took place with, er, programming code

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 7 January 2014

The first-ever Stanford Code Poetry Slam recently took place in November last year, with participants presenting their flowing works of poems in computer code format. The slam was organized by German studies grad student Melissa Kagen and computer-based music theory and acoustics grad student Kurt James Werner, who intend to make the event a quarterly […]

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Chinese toddler rips up cash worth 3,585 yuan while mum was cleaning the house

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 6 January 2014

Don’t let this kid near the Monopoly set. Or any wallets. Or any important documents for work. According to Shanghaiist, a four-year-old toddler in China ripped up cash worth 3,585 yuan (~ $USD550) while his mum was cleaning the house. It happened in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, and before we feel too bad for the mother, she’s […]

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Shanghai goes to war, with pillows, lots and lots of pillows

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 3 January 2014

Well this is a great way to relieve stress in China! Now in its seventh year, the Super Pillow Fight Party at Mao Livehouse finally took place this year with hundreds of people joining in with their big, oversized fluffy pillows. The event goes for about 10 minutes and cost participates around $20. The founder […]

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Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out must see acts

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 3 January 2014

The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.

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These experiments show just how unattached cats are to their owners

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 24 December 2013

Bad news, cat lady–your kitty isn’t attached to you like you think. The University of Lincoln have conducted an old experiment to tell whether or not a cat is as attached to its owner as the owner is attached to its cat. Using The Strange Situation study from the 1970s, cats were put in a […]

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Depression rates worldwide: Afghanistan comes out on top

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 20 December 2013

Researchers at Australia’s University of Queensland have identified Japan has having the least depressed population (with less than 2.5 percent of Japanese being diagnosed with it), while Afghanistan as the most depressed country (where one in five people suffer from depression). For the rest of the world, the Middle East and North Africa have the […]

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Grizzly Bear to play Sydney’s iconic Opera House in January

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Brooklyn band, Grizzly Bear (no, not this Grizzly Bear), bring their chilled vocals and haunting melodies to the iconic Sydney Opera House on Jaunary 5 in their only Falls/Southbound Australian sideshow.

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Bonobo to play the Sydney Opera House in early January

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 13 December 2013

We love the lush, sample heavy sound of Bonobo, aka Simon Green (yes, we prefer Bonobo too), a pioneering UK producer renowned for his downbeat electronica. From his debut release, Terrapin, on the Tru Thoughts compilation When Shapes Join Together, right through to his most recent Ninja Tunes album, The North Borders, Bonobo’s lushly orchestrated productions are invariably complex and deeply melodic.

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Allnighter: ASOS to host the ultimate global house parties

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Wednesday 11 December 2013

AdvertisementOn December 12, ASOS will be launching the world’s first global online house parties – in Australia, North America and the UK – starring leading electronic music artists, DJs and producers such as Jessie Ware, IS TROPICAL, Mount Kimbie and Eliphino.

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Mass weddings happening all over the globe

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 9 December 2013

Getting married alongside 200 of your closest friends (as they get married themselves) might not be that strange after all. Thanks to Foreign Policy, we’re given an insider’s look into the bizarre mass wedding scene of people from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. You’ll see over 200 couples getting hitched […]

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Manhattan holiday windows ring in the season

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 2 December 2013

Each year right before Thanksgiving, the store windows on some of Manhattan’s most famous department stores come alive with the holiday spirit. This year stores such as Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and even Tiffany & Co. have got into the swing of things with incredible windows that celebrate the season.

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