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Beards are no longer attractive, says science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Sorry, hipsters, beards have finally become too mainstream. In fact, scientists at the University of New South Wales claim that the popularity of beards has reached its saturation point. ‘Peak Beard’, as they like to call it, is that awkward moment where there are too many bearded people in society, causing the novelty to lose its attraction.

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The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in photos

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Rwandans marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide that ‘resulted in the deaths of nearly 1 million people’. Taking place in 1994, the genocide saw the Hutus targeting Rwanda’s minority Tutsi population, killing them with machetes and gunfire attacks. Now, 20 years on, Amahoro Stadium held a tribute to the victims of the genocide with […]

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Here’s the first glimpse of The Dark Lord statue hoping to be erected at the Oklahoma Statehouse

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Separation of church and State? Hmm. After the state of Oklahoma installed a monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Capitol in 2012, an Indiegogo campaign was launched by the Satanic Temple to erect a monument ‘glorifying the Dark Lord’ Baphomet. No joke. A $20,000 seemed lofty but at the end of the campaign, almost $30,000 had been raised to create a sculpture to go nicely next on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse.

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Gig makers and volunteers wanted for the Oxjam

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Events on Thursday 1 May 2014

Have you got some kick-ass event planning skills that you’ve been itching to show? Or maybe you can’t be bothered with all the fuss that takes place backstage and you just want to sing your face off for music’s sake? If you are UK-based and craving to organize a party for a good cause, Oxjam is here to do it with you.

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Ever wondered what a balloon looks like when it pops in super slow motion?

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 30 April 2014

This is so compelling we’ve spent three-quarters of the day watching it over, and over, and over again. That’s right, who would’ve thought that the simple act of blowing up a balloon with too much, erm, hot air, could lead to such visually powerful imagery. But it did, and here’s the proof. Fun, huh? [Watch […]

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See what happened when 3 designers were each given 50 coffee plungers to reinvent

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 29 April 2014

A few weeks ago we told you about #theazeraproject, an initiative from our friends at NESCAFÉ to do away with the antiquated coffee plunger and upcycle it into something new and inspiring. Why? Because of the arrival of their new blend, NESCAFÉ AZERA, which combines premium instant coffee with finely ground roasted coffee beans and doesn’t need a coffee plunger. So three emerging Australian designers were each tasked with transforming 50 old plungers into something else entirely in just two short weeks.

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The highest BASE jump just took place in Dubai

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 25 April 2014

At 828-metres-tall, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. And just for comparison, Taipei 101 is just 508 metres and New York’s Empire State Building comes in at a meager 381 metres. Daredevils Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet broke the world record for BASE jumping on April 21st by plunging off the Burj Khalifa. […]

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The Hoff is auctioning off an oversized figure of himself; bidding starts at $10,000

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 3 April 2014

Imagine the look on your partner’s face when you tell them you had the winning bid on this oversized David Hasselhoff memorabilia. And imagine their face when you tell them where you’re going to place it. No joke, The Hoff is putting this piece up for auction at Julien’s Live and everyone is welcome to bid on it, with bids starting at a healthy $10K.

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A mentoring program 35,000 feet in the air

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Delta airlines has come up with a great new concept: Delta Innovation Class. This program allows ‘one lucky person to get a sacred spot sitting next to chosen business and creative leaders in various fields as they travel to select events around the globe’. In other words, you’ll get mentoring from a leader in your […]

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That perfectly normal Tokyo day where everyone was a giant pigeon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Is anyone even surprised that this happened in Japan? It all began last year when Japanese comedy site, Daily Portal Z, immortalized themselves in Google Street View fame by wearing pigeon masks (you can check it right here).

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World record: most walnuts headbutted in a minute

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Remember when world records were held for fastest runner or most pounds weight lifted? And then remember when world records just got weirder and weirder? Well, here’s one that’s just as weird as that man who stuck all those spoons to his body. It’s a world record for the most walnuts smashed by one’s head. […]

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Meet Ratzilla: the 15 inch long rat that terrorized an entire family and their cat

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 28 March 2014

Forget Godzilla, here’s what we all should be running away from: a monster rat that chewed its way through a concrete wall and settled inside a Swedish family’s kitchen. The Bengtsson-Korsas family realized a disturbance in their household when their cat, Enok, refused to go into their kitchen. What they didn’t know was that the 15 inch long (tail not included) Ratzilla, had already made the space behind the dishwasher its home.

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Sheer genius: teacher threatens noisy students with Game of Thrones spoilers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 27 March 2014

Gone are the days of detention and dunce caps. One clever educator in a Belgian high school has found the ultimate weapon against misbehaving students: Game of Thrones spoilers. An unnamed math teacher asked his students who among them were avid fans of the program, eliciting the majority to raise their hands, to which he responded: ‘Well, I’ve read all the books. If there is too much noise, I will write the names of the dead on the board’.

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Make way for the VIPs: Chinese panda bears get a warm welcome in Belgium

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Hao Hao and Xing Hui are no ordinary visitors to Belgium. These furry animals are China’s favourite pandas and have just arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan from China. They traveled in a pagoda-style cage onboard a cargo plane from China and were taxied into their arriving terminal through an arc of water from […]

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A 5 meter high version of Lionel Richie’s head made big bucks last summer

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art, New Events on Tuesday 25 March 2014

One of Kickstarter’s most bizarre projects of 2013 – Lionel Richie’s head – made double the money that it pledged for in the beginning of the fundraising project. It all sounded like a hoax but the protagonists behind it, creators and owners of Hungry Castle, Killian Cooper and Dave Glass, swore it was true.

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