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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Purim is celebrated in Hasidic Brooklyn (costumes and all!)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Saturday 22 March 2014

Purim is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the ‘deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them’. Or in former Hasidic Baruch Herzfeld’s words, it’s ‘the only time of the year when they are really allowed to smile and have fun, and when it’s warm […]

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Netizens fall head over heels for female attorney general of Crimea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

While the crisis in Crimea continues to capture our attention and prayers, netizens – most of them Japanese – have had their hearts captured by a related development. It looks like 33-year old Natalia Poklonskaya, the new attorney general of Crimea, has caught the fancy of many for her stunning looks and ‘macho’ military ranking. […]

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WTF! Student destroys 200 year old sculpture by sitting on it and taking a selfie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

This is why we can’t have nice things. The Drunken Satyr, an early 19th century sculpture was given an untimely amputation after a student attempted to snap a selfie while sitting on its lap. The school security then got the shock of their lives – and possibly their careers – after discovering the ‘rehabilitation work’ the following morning at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. CCTV footage even shows the bright perpetrator sitting on the valuable artwork’s lap when it crumbled and shattered against the floor.

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There’s a virtual Uniqlo Line stretching across NYC

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

There’s a happening about to go down in New York – the opening of a special new ‘fashion meets art’ Uniqlo store – and you don’t even have to physically line up to be a part it. Though there is a line already forming for it – a virtual line. Yup, on March 28 our friends at Uniqlo are unveiling #SPRZNY with us and they’ve letting you in on the secret by simply using your Facebook or Twitter account to join the virtual line, which – at just under 18,000 members – is already stretching well around the, erm, virtual block.

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Magazines showing modern slavery for women in shocking campaign

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 14 March 2014

To raise awareness of international women’s struggle for rights, crowdfunding site Catapult created a very interesting (and startling) campaign. In this visual campaign, three mock magazine covers were designed to ‘highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues’ and to ‘push the conversation forward’.

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