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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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The transformation of these, er, adult entertainment stars when they have their make-up applied is jaw-dropping

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 15 August 2014

Makeup artist Melissa Murphy take a bow. The sheer artistry of her work is very apparent in this before-and-after photo series featuring some of the porn industries’ biggest names, captured initially in their full glory prior to Murphy’s magic touch being applied. It’s a remarkable transformation.

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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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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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