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Famous people mashups from fitting name puns

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design, New Trends on Saturday 10 January 2015

From Yoko Bono to Smiley Cyrus, these hybrid personalities formed from unlikely split-face mashups based on word-nerdy puns are great for an all-round chuckle.

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Reddit’s Secret Santa gift exchange produced some pretty awesome presents this year

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 8 January 2015

For six years now, Reddit has provided its members with a really exciting gift exchange during the holidays: Secret Santa. This year more than 212,000 Secret Santas signed up for the gift program with people in over 189 countries participating, breaking a Guinness World Record all over again! While some people got just a Kit […]

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All guys who want to feel the pain of childbirth, your wish has come true

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 6 January 2015

‘Piece of cake’ is never a phrase that comes to mind when speaking of childbirth. And because women have spent centuries upon centuries birthing babies, some genius hospital thought it was time the men knew just what women go through during labour. At the Aima maternity hospital in eastern China, expectant fathers can now enroll in the ‘Pain Experience Camp’ for a chance to feel the real pain of childbirth.

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The most popular websites from 1996 to 2013 are revealed

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 5 January 2015

The Washington Post has revealed the most popular Internet sites since 1996. While that doesn’t sound very interesting, what is interesting is the number of sites that have gone under since 1996.

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Shiba Inu gets a lift, shows us all how to swim in mid-air

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Sunday 4 January 2015

We can’t get enough of watching this Shiba Inu stoically trying to swim in mid-air, but just… can’t… reach the water with his woefully short legs. Thanks to this video by graphic designer Tommy Returntables on Instagram of his dog Maruko doing just that, our day has been made.

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Aerial daredevils build massive hammock 400 feet above

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 1 January 2015

A group of daredevils led by slackline enthusiast Andy Lewis recently spent Thanskgiving putting up an impressive spiderweb-like hammock in Utah. Dubbed the Mothership Space Net Penthouse, this playnet hovered 400 feet above the Moab desert floor ground, with highliners making their way across the five perilous legs of the net that went up to […]

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Don’t be mad! Manspreading guys are just saving room on the train for cute, lovable cats

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 31 December 2014

There’s a new term going around which every woman is probably familiar with by now: manspreading. It involves men on public transport, taking up as much room as possible by spreading their legs. Manspreading is so widespread on the New York City subway that public service ads are being unveiled to ‘encourage men to share a […]

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This car can run for 100 years without ever having to refuel

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Wednesday 31 December 2014

Powered by thorium, which would last so long it may even outlive you, the vehicle will combust long before this chemical does. Thorium is radioactive, and bits of it is use to build a laser beam that heats water, which then produces steam and powers an energy-producing turbine.

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The most unusual, bizarre, creative pens ever invented: Unlike other 3D printing pens, this one uses UV light rather than dangerous heat

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 30 December 2014

If you’re a fan of 3D printing pens, get ready for a 3D printing pen that doesn’t use dangerous heat at all. Called CreoPop, this 3D printing pen uses UV light to create liquid resin that solidifies as it cools. It’s cordless, too, and is safe for kids to use since it uses light-sensitive photopolymers instead of melting plastic.

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Jolly fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree knocks the competition out of the woods

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events, New Trends on Tuesday 30 December 2014

We take out hats off to whoever came up with this Godzilla Christmas Tree that apparently appeared in Tokyo’s Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in 2011, complete with the jolly monstrous tree with fairy lights all over it and red eyes aglow, spewing fiery smoke from its mouth and a Santa hat on its crown. […]

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If you’re still building the same old snowman year after year, you may be frozen in time

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 25 December 2014

If you have been faithfully building a snowman year after year, and not even an abominable one at that, perhaps you may want to do something different this year. As you can see from these pictures taken in China and Japan, they run the gamut from anime characters to favorite destinations and even ice cold […]

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Hadouken! Now you can shoot great balls of fire from your hands

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 24 December 2014

Yes, New Hampshire magician Adam Wilber has gone ahead and made what many of us has dreamt of in our youth: launch great fireballs from your open palm. How? The handsfree Pyro, a remote-controlled device that is worn on the wrist with four chambers for multiple shots. It retails for just over US$170 and ships […]

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Stephen Hawking wants to conquer the world… as a Bond Villain

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 24 December 2014

Haha! As if Stephen Hawking isn’t a marvel enough for pushing the boundaries in theoretical physics as we know it, he apparently revealed to Wired Magazine in an interview that his real-life image make him perfect to play the bad guy in James Bond flicks: ‘I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit […]

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A small collection of the world’s craziest cafés

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Tuesday 23 December 2014

From cat cafés to robot restaurants, the world has many bizarre eateries and frankly most of them are in Japan. Today we bring you a collection of the craziest cafés from across the globe.

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Thinking of buying this house? Hop on this roller coaster ride within to help make up your mind

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 12 December 2014

Verder Met Wonen, a Dutch brokerage firm, has come up with an utterly unique way of selling houses to prospective buyers. They installed a wooden roller coaster that runs throughout the house (we’re talking about different levels here) and while seated in the little carriage, you get to view the different rooms within as well as the exterior of the house being sold.

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