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Could fruit get any freekier? They’re growing baby shaped pears in China

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The newest thing from the Far East is bound to make you either say ‘awww’ or ‘ewww’, and it’s probably the latter. In China there has been a recent emergence of what we can only call baby pears. Fortunately these creepy fruit do not grow naturally into the shape of a serene, albeit fat, baby. Instead the juvenile pear is encased in a plastic mould that it fills as it continues to grow. By the time it is ripe it has forced itself into the shape of the mould.

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Three hundred year-old statue of Christ is revealed to have a mouth full of real human teeth

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Tuesday 12 August 2014

The Lord of Patience, as this three-foot tall icon is known, is a centrepiece for worship at the Church of San Bartolo Cuautlalpan in Mexico. At first glance, the statue of Christ is very similar to many other religious icons, and it was only during a recent restoration project that researchers at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History discovered a hidden secret within the 18th century object.

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US Doctors reveal that tick bites can make you permanently allergic to meat

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Tuesday 12 August 2014

In Long Island (and increasingly across other parts of the United States), Americans are becoming afflicted by a strange and sudden allergy. Over the last couple of years, doctors have reported steady rises in people developing symptoms of severe allergic reaction soon after eating burgers, steak, sausages or any other kind of red meat. The Lone Star Tick is to blame.

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This Japanese dad tickles her daughter pink by dressing as different historical characters at bath time

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Making the rounds online are pictures of this unidentified Japanese dad who makes bath time a fun time for his little girl by dolling himself into different characters. Looking at them pose in the tub, I wonder who enjoys it more. The daughter or the father?

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Chinese parents send teens to military style boot camp to wean off internet addiction

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 11 August 2014

Military style boot-camps are flourishing in China in order to break teenagers off their internet addiction. Some 250 camps are now packed to their brims in the country alone. Parents pay about 10,000 yuan (US$1,600) for their kids to stay there, which is about twice the average Beijing monthly salary. ‘My parents wanted me to […]

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Surgeons removed 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 11 August 2014

Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw. At Mumbai’s JJ Hospital in India, they found out he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma. They had to extract 232 pearl-like teeth which they found inside his jaw bone. After removing them, they discovered […]

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Apparently, sniffing parties have caught on in the alternative dating scene

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Saturday 9 August 2014

Do you believe you can find your perfect partner by checking on how his or her clothes smell like? A new dating revolution is gaining strength even as you think about it. The sniffing participants at these so-called pheromone parties seem to think this is the best way to go about it. At these parties, you see men and women sniffing at clothing worn for the past three days by potential mates.

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Seriously, it’s actually fun watching a bunch of people fainting on TV

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 8 August 2014

I don’t like to think of myself as a meanie but I must confess my guilty pleasure of seeing people pass out cold on TV. I think it has to do with how their eyes go totally blank before they zonk out. Fortunately, and it eases my feelings of guilt quite a fair bit, most people who faint regain their consciousness within mere minutes.

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You’ll never guess what’s been washing up on this beach for the last twenty years

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Thursday 7 August 2014

How’s this for irony! On the south coast of Britain, near the Cornish town of Perranporth, a strange and unique phenomenon has been continuously occurring for the best of 20 years. So much so in fact that it has influenced the course of local culture.

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Women are given pink parking spots in China that are 30cm wider than regular spaces

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 6 August 2014

That debate about who’s a better driver–men or women–well, now we know who wins in the eyes of China’s World Metropolis Center (WMC). They’ve just laid out 10 new parking spaces intended for women only. And to top it off, they’re painted pink. A bright ‘girly’ pink. The reason for dedicating these parking spaces wasn’t meant to cause cries of discrimination but rather to provide women with a more luxurious shopping experience. But you have to wonder about the mall’s intention. After all, each parking space is about 30 centimetres wider than the average parking spot.

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These alternative Fifty Shades of Grey will give you a totally different kind of reaction

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Admit it. You have eagerly anticipated and are now terribly disappointed, having watched the first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Where did all that kinky stuff go? We understand, and we empathize, so we’re sharing with you some interesting versions circulating in Twitter space. They may not be as titillating as the original […]

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São Carlos junkyard dog travels over four miles every night to get a take-away

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Here’s a tale to tug at your heart strings. Lilica is a Brazilian dog who lives in a junkyard in São Carlos. Neile Vania Antonio, the owner of the junkyard, found Lilica when she was a stray pup and adopted her. Even so Lilica still continued to ventured out to find food, especially when she […]

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Yes, you’re seeing correctly: these really are peaches in sexy panties

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 5 August 2014

There’s a new craze sweeping China’s Yangshan, an area known as much for its fruit as it is for its lingerie: panty-wearing peaches. That’s right, it’s rows and rows of peaches in panties, designed to make the luscious peaches look that much more appealing to prospective buyers. And it seems to be working. As for […]

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There is ONE person who gets paid for watching paint dry

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 4 August 2014

Whenever I’m asked to do something I would rather not do, I usually retort with a flippant ‘I’ll rather watch paint dry’. Well, Dr. Thomas Curwen will beg to disagree with me. After all, the 34-year-old is a research scientist from Twyford, Berkshire whose job with the international paint company Dulux is to literally watch paint dry and he’ll have you know that he finds it most interesting at that.

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Croatian man can allegedly perform miracles just by gazing at people

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 4 August 2014

There is a 46-year-old Croatian who is now immensely popular in Europe and is a growing phenomenon in the United States. He draws an audience of over 200,000 wherever he goes but he is no rock star. He is Braco the Gazer and he can heal people by just gazing at them for a few minutes. Hundreds have claimed that their aches and ailments have all disappeared after they looked into his peaceful eyes.

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