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Receive $18,000 to lie in bed for three months

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 13 November 2014

As part of a NASA research program, one lucky (ok, that’s questionable) man is being paid $18,000 to lie in bed for three straight months. This man’s name is Andrew Iwanicki and in August he lost his job, so there’s no better time to lie in bed and get money for it, right?

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Chinese man proposes with a giant heart made from 99 iPhone 6s and she still says no!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 13 November 2014

Tuesday was a Valentine’s-type holiday in China, known as Singles Day. However, unlike Valentine’s, Singles Day celebrates the fact you’re still single. There’s only one way to truly celebrate: buying billions of dollars worth of items online. Of course, retail therapy solves most things, but it might not mend this one single man’s broken heart.

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Your unwanted belts can be put to good use as interior decor coverings and accessories

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Buckle up and listen up cos this is certainly a great and novel way to make use of unwanted belts. The owner of this cool interior decor idea is Inghua Ting who fashions genuine leather belts into residential flooring as well as decor accents the likes of carpets, wall and door coverings.

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This Vietnamese hairdresser chops your hair off with a sword…. literally

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Nguyen Hoang Hung is one unusual hairdresser from Vietnam. This alternative Edward Scissorhands dispenses with the usual cutting tools of his trade and uses one or two swords to cut his client’s hair instead. With the help of some rather unfortunate wigs to practise on for four years, he is now able to use his sword to produce demanding bobs and pixie cuts with a couple of handy flicks.

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Cats taking a stab at contemporary dance with human companions

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 8 November 2014

Anyone remember that gem of a book, Why Cats Paint? As it turns out, the same authors, Burton Silver and Heather Busch went on to publish another coffee table book, Dancing With Cats, documenting just that: humans dancing with cats.

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In Melbourne, you can order a toastie and catch it from the sky!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 7 November 2014

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Jafflechutes, which declares itself to be Melbourne’s first float-down eatery, actually lets you pay for a toasted sandwich (known colloquially in Australia as a jaffle) via Paypal and wait for it to fall from the sky in a parachute! It started with an idea to create pocket parachutes for people who live on storeyed buildings and forget their keys.

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The latest Craigslist purchases? Secondhand cemetery burial plots

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 7 November 2014

Craigslist has seen a lot of us through home rentals, pet purchases and even jobs. But the latest trend-if you can call it that-is buying secondhand burial plots from this popular classifieds forum.

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In Japan, singles are given the opportunity to be a bride for the day

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

So you’re single and don’t see yourself getting married anytime soon? Head to Japan to indulge in a Solo Wedding – a full wedding day experience where you’ll get treated like a bride, without having to get hitched.

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A themed wedding to remember: this bride dresses up as Maleficent

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

If you were to plan a Disney themed wedding, you’d typically go for a character that oozed beauty and charm. Perhaps a sweet Cinderella wedding or even a Frozen theme. But what if you decided to do without all the Disney sweetness and planned the wickedest wedding of them all by dressing as Maleficent?

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Now you can be a cat slurping water from your mug

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s said that downing a glass of water first thing in the morning is good for you. Well, why not do that and be a cat about it? This adorable mug made of Boronsilicate glass will help you gulp down 550ml of your watery treat and transform into a cat at the same time. If […]

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Bring your manners to this cafe and get a discount for your cuppa

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

Having observed that common courtesy is becoming less common, the owners of The Seven Mile Beach Kiosk Café in Gerroa, New South Wales, are trying to bring it back with some good old monetary incentive when you order their coffee.

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Slim down on your life’s excess and get #Fitsperation this summer

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Summer is nearly here again. That means a few things: beaches, bodies, beach bodies. You’ve been working hard to get in shape to fit into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini, or pair of Speedos (budgie smugglers, anyone?), and now you just want to flaunt it. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Couple lightens up pro-life protests with random messages

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Haha! A self-declared pro-choice couple from Raleigh, North Carolina, have been creating a stir by turning up at — and hijacking — pro-life abortion clinic protests with off-tangent signs like ‘I Like Turtles’, ‘He’s Single’ and ‘World’s Best Nanny Ad’ alongside the protestors.

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This former public bus in St. Petersburg is now a hip nightclub on wheels

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 30 October 2014

In its previous life, this Barbus Maxi was just an old and cranky Ikarus 280 public bus making its tired rounds around the Russian City. On its retirement, it was given a second chance, taken completely apart and relaunched as a mobile nightclub! The renovations included a dance floor, lounge, fully stocked bar and a toilet.

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Sponsored Video: #GameChangers look to you for new product ideas

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 30 October 2014

You know the famous company RB, right? Yeah, we didn’t either. Ok, so maybe RB isn’t all that famous, but their products definitely are. From Lysol to Mucinex, Durex to Clearasil, RB covers most of your daily household and personal needs. Since it started in 1823, RB has been a global leader in health and hygiene and has no plans on slowing down.

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