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Help beat bowel cancer by making a funny fart video

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 29 August 2014

In order to raise awareness on bowel cancer and to encourage people to ‘get their bums checked’, New Zealand’s Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa organization have come up with a hilarious campaign. As part of their effort to share information about colorectal cancer, they’ve created a Fartbomb Generator which allows anyone to upload a YouTube video and have it jam packed with fart noises.

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36 years of nail clippings is about as horrifying as you’ve always imagined

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 28 August 2014

I’m not ashamed to say I have a couple of locks of hair stored away from when I was a baby. And Richard Gibson sure isn’t ashamed to say that he, too, collects parts of… himself. But in this case, it’s nail clippings. Every single one, clipped since 1978. This 58-year-old oil investor started filling […]

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Babies have it so hard, day spas have been created to ease the daily stress and tension

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 28 August 2014

Being born is stressful business. Not only for Mum but for baby, too. And to ease all that stress of being born and the tension of everyday life outside of the womb, babies are now being taken to day spas. One particular spa in Houston, Texas, is called Float Baby and this place offers everything […]

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This guy put an abrupt end to a 10-hour long pay-it-forward streak at Starbucks, and we think he’s great

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Thursday 28 August 2014

So everybody is probably familiar with the current trend of ‘paying-it-forward’ in coffee shops. Essentially it’s a self-propelling chain of charity in which each person in the queue pays for the drink of the person behind them. A beautifully simple idea and altruistic to boot, but maybe it’s not so great…

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First it was the ice bucket challenge for ALS, now it’s the rice bucket challenge for hunger

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 28 August 2014

Lost count of how many friends have been dared to take the ALS ice bucket challenge? Well, I have. And though the ALS Association has raised close to $US80 million since July 29 (woah), I’m looking forward to my social media feeds going back to news where people aren’t dunked in icy water.

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Just for the lazy: a mobile gym that comes straight to your front door

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 26 August 2014

For those who are so against moving themselves from the car to the gym, there’s a solution just for you! It’s called InForm Fitness and instead of you having to fight traffic to get to that elliptical machine, the gym now comes to you, in the form of a large bus filled with gym equipment. […]

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Attaching your head to the bodies of animals is the newest way to kill office boredom

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 26 August 2014

We now have a new way to kill office productivity: taking photos of your officemates with animal bodies! For their series, ‘Desk Safari’, Mike Whiteside and Ben Robinson from ad agency WCRS in London asked their friends at the office to pose behind a screen while they flashed different photos of animals.

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Facepalm! Fascism is a fashion accessory in certain parts of Asia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Every few years we hear of some incredibly bizarre subculture we can’t wrap our minds around, but this one takes the cake. This subculture in Asia is called “Asian Nazis” and it’s basically what it sounds like-a bunch of young kids with an affinity for militarism, anti-semitism and a love for all things Hitler.

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Heart-melting photos show the awesome transformation of abused dogs before and after they were rescued

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Kudos to our friends at the aptly named Bored Panda who put together an uplifting and thought-provoking collection of photos to commemorate International Homeless Animal Day, which was last Saturday, August 16. It spotlights the positive impact we can all have when we rescue a dog from an atrocious situation and give them a loving, nurturing environment in which to thrive in.

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This woman gets paid $60 an hour to cuddle with complete strangers

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Samantha Hess is a professional cuddler. For US$60 an hour, the 30-year-old from Portland will snuggle up with strangers one-on-one. ‘It’s definitely enough to make a living just doing this job, and I never need to take more than five sessions a day,’ she says. By working six days a week, Hess can make up to $7,200 in a month. About 90% of her clientele are men between the ages of 20 and 75.

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The private jet of the future doesn’t have a single window (but the view is still spectacular)

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Monday 18 August 2014

Introducing the next generation of luxury air travel! The windowless jet from Technicon Desig. Windowless you say? Yes indeed, but the Ixion private jet incorporates some clever camerawork with state-of-the-art technology to create an unrivalled inflight experience.

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In case you were wondering, here’s what’s happening in your brain during a relationship break-up

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Monday 18 August 2014

We’ve all been through them, some more than others, and it’s hardly pleasant for either party involved. The fact remains however that, unless you’re planning to remain in your first relationship for the rest of your life, a break-up is a natural event in life.

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Guys use ‘The Power Of Makeup’ to transform into celebrities

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 15 August 2014

Using the hashtag ‘MakeupTransformation’ on Instagram, dozens of guys have showed us just what the power of makeup can do. Creating a four-panel view of their efforts, these hilarious guys have rocked everyone from Mr. Bean and Drake, to Lupita Nyong’o. It shows that all it takes is tons of makeup, a few accessories and a […]

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They’ve created a bacon-fueled motorcycle and all our fantasies have just come true!

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 14 August 2014

Seriously, what isn’t made better by bacon? We’ve had bacon lube, bacon floss, canned bacon, bacon art and now a bacon-fueled motorcycle. It’s been built by Hormel, which makes SPAM lunch meat (yes, that’s the edible kind of SPAM), and is the soon-to-be star of a documentary called Driven by Bacon featuring the road-tripping adventures of a self-proclaimed bacon-phile travelling between Austin and San Diego.

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This 3,000 square feet, 3-storey closet hosts fundraising events for charity

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Theresa Roemer from Houston certainly lives the Carrie Bradshaw dream of owning possibly the largest closet in the world. At 3,000 square feet, stretching over three floors and costing a whopping US$500,000, the entrepreneur and self-made millionaire has decided to share this private sanctum with those in need by opening its doors to fundraising events […]

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