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You heard that right: the world’s first bouncy castle inspired by boobs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2014

This is one bouncy castle that grown men will be delighted to jump in. Created by London-based creative duo Bompas & Parr in collaboration with NYC’s Museum of Sex, ‘Jump for Joy’ is a bouncy house that’s filled with humungous plastic boobs. It’s one of five attractions at the upcoming exhibit, ‘FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground’.

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Daft Punk, the art exhibition

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Talk about taking music to new frontiers. Daft Punk Deux — a group art show comprising over 40 commissioned works by painters, sculptors, digital and screen print artists inspired by the French electronic music duo — is now on at an art gallery in San Francisco. Plus, it’s actually the second annual installment of the […]

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Christmas came early for these 250 Santa Clauses

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 13 June 2014

It might have been terribly far from the North Pole but hundreds of Santas descended on Tampa, USA on May 15 for the International Santa Celebration organized by The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. That’s right, you can’t buy the beards from a store or yank them off. Some 250 Santas, some who were […]

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This mum got the most adorable and unexpected letter from daycamp

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 13 June 2014

Indeed, kids say the darndest things. Just last year, The Huffington Post’s Liesl Testwuide sent her 8-year old son to daycamp. Like any other loving parent, she missed him dearly, so she wrote him letters. She’d imagined he’d write back with something like this…

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The best parents in the world held a Game of Thrones party for their 1-year old

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 12 June 2014

All men must die throw their kids an awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ themed birthday party – like what parents Eric and Lisa Cheung did for their 1-year-old, Emma. The not-so-bloody event included adorable props inspired by the George R.R. Martin series, like a mini Iron Throne for the young Khaleesi.

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The great escape: pig jumps out of moving truck in desperate bid for freedom

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 9 June 2014

‘We’re gonna escape this dang truck or die trying!’ said the brave pig to his fellow inmates as they made their way to a slaughter house in Foshan, China. These images were captured by a keen-eyed driver who was driving right behind the moving pig transport. It shows a daring pig attempting to, as Mirror puts it, ‘save his bacon’.

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Here’s a bear hanging out on a hammock. You’re welcome

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Yes you read that right. This is a photo of a black bear. Lying down on a hammock. A Florida neighborhood got the spook of their lives the other day when a black bear searched their area for food. After a hard day’s work of rummaging through the trash, the bear decided to chill a bit by hanging out in a resident’s backyard hammock.

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Eeek! This woman tied her one month old baby to her wedding dress, then walked down the aisle

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 3 June 2014

They say that the act of getting married can do strange things to your mindset, but this one takes the (wedding) cake! In Tennessee (where else), the bride Shona Carter-Brooks did something almost incomprehensible: she tied her one month old daughter into the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. Well, it was ‘something new’. Amid an understandably furious public outcry, Carter-Brooks has defended the decision, saying that the baby was ‘awake and well-secured’ and ‘covered by Christ’.

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Yup, that’s a baby woolly mammoth in a suitcase

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 2 June 2014

42,000 years later, this baby woolly mammoth makes us cry with her sad tale. Lyuba, the world’s most complete mammoth, was following her mother across an ancient river bank in Siberia when she accidentally fell into a mud hole, burying her in sediment and choking her to death instantly. Much like our modern-day elephants, scientists believe her mother grieved for Lyuba’s untimely passing. She was only 35 days old at the time of the incident.

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The city lights up with colour and music for Vivid Sydney

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 26 May 2014

We’ve reported on some pretty cool Vivid Sydney events before, but we’re super excited about this year’s exhibition of light and music. As its name implies, Vivid Sydney is an annual event that features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a ‘mesmerizing free public exhibition of lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary […]

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This 9-year old built a no-kill shelter in his garage for strays with a little help from the internet

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 23 May 2014

Better prep some tissue, just in case the feels get to you. 9-year old Ken from the Philippines dreamed about building an animal shelter to rescue strays from the city pound, where most of them are put down. Like any kid his age, he didn’t have the money to put up the shelter.

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Falling sick? In the Victorian age, you might grow a beard on doctor’s orders

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Thursday 22 May 2014

According to med historian Dr Alun Withey, there were two reasons why men were growing beards with a vengeance by the mid-Victorian period. One had to do with its close association with manliness. The second reason was that the medical benefits that came with it. Now, now, this sounds vaguely ridiculous, but actually seems to […]

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Extraordinary photos of Octogoat: the goat born with 8 legs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Sunday 11 May 2014

Of course the internet had to go and dub the 8-legged goat as ‘Octogoat’. It’s sheer genius! On his farm in Croatia, farmer Zoran Paparic received the shock of his life when his goat Sarka gave birth to a kid with 8 legs and both male and female reproductive organs.

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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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