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The stuff people wear when they collect their lottery winnings

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 24 October 2014

What do you get dressed in when you are about to collect your US$85 million in lottery jackpot winnings? It’s a no brainer, right? A bear costume, of course. Which is what this lucky Chinese man donned when he claimed this amount in the Shanxi province of China, incidentally also the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Shanxi lottery. Still keeping the costume resolutely on when he spoke to the media, the mystery winner said he spends about US$3,200 to US$4,900 on lottery tickets annually.

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Woman replicates amazing makeup transformation, this time turning into male characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 16 October 2014

Remember that Filipino TV host who made the internet go wild last week with his make-up skills that can transform him into female celebrities? If not, let me help you here.

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The newest hashtag campaign celebrities are in on? #WakeUpCall

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 15 October 2014

So long, ice bucket challenge. Hello, #WakeUpCall. This new social media campaign is in the aid of Unicef and involves celebs taking selfies first thing in the morning-no makeup and no hair brushing. The idea was actually conceived by UK Unicef Ambassador Jemima Khan, who said on Twitter: ‘Post a video of your #wakeupcall or […]

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This redhead has saved loads by using a DIY ‘ginger discount card’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 13 October 2014

After Richard Macrae’s friends gifted him with a fake ginger discount card on his birthday four years ago, they probably didn’t expect him to use it. But this 30-year-old has used this joke gift to his advantage and has been able to use it at bars, restaurants, cinemas, and even on taxi fares to save money. Who knew explicitly fake IDs were useful!

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Guess what, those viral photos you were convinced were real? They are 100% fake and here’s the proof

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Saturday 11 October 2014

Our friends at Gizmodo have put together this awesome collection of images that proves you shouldn’t always believe what you see. These photos will have you questioning, ‘Is that real? Is that fake? Is that real fake?’ The majority of the time, yes. Yes, they are fake. Although the lenticular clouds hovering over Mount Fuji look stunning, it’s nothing more than a Photoshop job. People even try to change history with different people portraying the original founders of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

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Take a look at history’s worst contraceptives for women

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 10 October 2014

While the pill has been around for over 50 years, it took quite a long time to come up with a fuss-free method of contraception. Before the pill’s creation, there were some really awful ways to prevent pregnancy, and non-profit organization EngenderHealth has come up with a video to show us of all those methods. […]

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Ukrainians are dressing up Lenin statues to make a big statement

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 10 October 2014

We already know that dozens of Lenin statues throughout Ukraine were toppled earlier this year. But some Ukrainians are getting way more fun out of this toppling business by giving the Russian dictator a very stylish makeover.

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Plastic surgery? No! This man uses make-up magic to transform into any female celebrity

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 9 October 2014

Ladies, we could learn a thing or two from this man and his makeup magic. It’s simply incredible what he can do with powders and brushes. While just covering the bags under your eyes is talent enough, this guy takes it a step– no, a giant leap– forward.

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You won’t believe how this crafty spider managed to build his web

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Tuesday 7 October 2014

This spider rocks! Seriously, we’ve never seen anything quite like this. Redditor Reverseloop posted this images over the weekend, and we’re so glad he took the time to do so. Normally we’re likely to find spiders quietly spinning their webs in corners, behind cupboards or between bushes.

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The Japanese make book stacking into an art form amidst a sea of competition

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Bookstores in Japan are constantly launching new titles of manga, novels and non-fiction. In this whirlwind of stiff competition, the bookshops work hard with the different publishers to push their publications to the number one spot. And this is where book stacking comes into the equation.

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New literary genre alert: dinosaur erotica

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 2 October 2014

Sometimes you just have to find books out of your comfort (and moral) zone in order to get back into the habit of reading. And since the Internet has stolen all of our attention, you’ll probably have to go with a genre that’s as exciting as it is interesting… and wrong, very wrong. Forget Fifty […]

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You can now have a girlfriend via your mobile phone and determine the number of days you keep her

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 29 September 2014

Some vendors on Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce website, are offering virtual girlfriend services via mobile phones to men. The girlfriend services, which cost 20-30 yuan (US$3-$5) a day, involve hired female employees sending messages and calling male customers via mobile phones and online messaging applications to wake up them up in the morning, listen to their complaints, encourage them when they are not motivated and say good night to them before bed.

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Chinese teacher can draw a complete world map on a blackboard in record time

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Monday 29 September 2014

In an amazing feat of recall and dexterity, this high school teacher in China can draw a detailed map of the world freehand completely from memory. We struggle to remember the way home from work but somehow this teacher, whose name is Zhao is able to draw an intricate representation of the entire world in less than a minute.

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The world’s most intimate martini bar is inside of a van and accommodates just 2 guests and a mixologist

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 25 September 2014

As part of a vodka advertising campaign, the world’s most intimate martini bar was designed by the branding strategists of London-based Ragged Edge. So what makes it so intimate? Uh, it’s the fact that this bar takes up just a small space in the back of an updated Citroen H van and fits only two guests […]

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50 Cent by any other name? Make that Malaysian RM1.50

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 23 September 2014

This snapshot of a Malaysian newspaper hat has hilariously valued rapper 50 Cent at RM1.50, has been making the rounds in my Twitter feed since yesterday. Looks like the editor took 50 Cent’s name quite literally and really wanted to to make sure the right currency conversion was in place. It’s just incredible. Can anyone […]

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