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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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One man is on a quest to buy a collection of signs from the homeless

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Saturday 2 August 2014

Since 1993, Willie Baronet has been buying and collecting homeless signs. Now, decades later, he has acquired hundreds of signs – crumpled signs, colourful signs, signs of heartache, and signs that are also hilarious. The reason Baronet is collecting these signs? To stay connected to the people around him. And to also make a point – […]

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Men pay supersize model to sit on them repeatedly

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 1 August 2014

Standing at 1.9m and weighing 127kg, 38-year-old Amanda Soule from Las Vegas is not your average model by conventional standards. Known in the industry as Amazon Amanda, she measures 160cm around the hips and has a bust size of 44DD. For such an imposing figure, she gets paid to crush, wrestle or simply go out with men who adore super-size women.

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Confuse yourself and swap genders of everyone you read about online

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 1 August 2014

Do you welcome a bit of confusion in your life sometimes? Well, here’s a Chrome extension that will genderswap everything you read on the browser (except for Gmail, for some reason).

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Barker’s Brew: a beer for man’s best friend has finally arrived!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Barker’s Brew is a new non-alcoholic beer made especially for dogs. It comes just as beautifully packaged as any edible product fit for human consumption, just in case doggie feels discriminated against. Available in two awesome flavors (chicken and beef), the doggie beer is also infused with Vitamin E because we know dogs look so […]

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Warning: People who look like donuts will make you swear off donuts for a while

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Which one came first? Donuts or people? We don’t know. And frankly, it doesn’t mater anymore now that we’ve seen this series of portraits of people who look like donuts. These were done by photographer Brandon Voges, Strange Donuts and The Marlin Network as a teaser for an event. That food styling — or folk […]

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Woman out talks all and sundry at 11 words a second

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 29 July 2014

According to the Guinness World Record, Fran Capo is currently the world’s fastest motor mouth of a woman who can recite The Three Little Pigs in 15 seconds flat and probably send the wolf running in real life. Yes, this woman can spit out over 600 words a minute. That’s about 11 words per second, and she can still breathe at the same time!

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IKEA uses stores in SIngapore to find new homes for homeless animals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Swedish furniture chain giant IKEA has been recently experimenting with putting life-sized cardboard cutouts of actual homeless cats and dogs on its showroom pieces — such as couches and rugs — in Singapore, to get customers thinking about bringing a potential pet home. The cutouts come with unique barcodes that can be scanned with a mobile device to get instant information about the actual animal pictured.

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This guy set a world record by having 41 Homer Simpsons tattooed on his arm

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

27-year-old Lee Weir from New Zealand grew up under a household that banned him from watching his beloved TV series, The Simpsons. ‘I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up as my dad was a real life Ned Flanders’, he recalls. ‘He wouldn’t let me watch as it depicted the father and the head of the household to be a buffoon.

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Cardboard Stories Tell A Different Side To People’s Homelessness

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

A new campaign is aiming to breakdown the stereotypes associated with homelessness to show that it can happen to anyone. Simply titled Cardboard Stories, this video illustrates the past lives of people living on the streets, showing us that even though you may have it all, losing it all is just as easy.

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Pikachu burger, I choose you!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

We’ll be darned. In Japan, there is now an official Pikachu Cafe that dishes out Pokemon-themed cuisine, from the head of Pikachu, served on a chopping board as a burger, to the Pokeball made from a framboise dessert with yogurt mousse. Looking at these pictures, we would absolutely choose everything on the menu.

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Superheroes made even more superb with Hello Kitty makeovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Even superheroes, it appears, are no match for the banal appeal of Hello Kitty. So this is what happens when superheroes become Hello Kitty heroes: they go into a pink frenzy and get ribbons everywhere. Like the cat with no mouth, we are lost for words.

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Sleepers will not be denied at furniture stores across China

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

If you think all IKEA stores around the world are alike, you haven’t been to one in China. We’re not talking about the furniture. Rather, it’s all about the visitors who have no qualms depositing their weary bodies on any bed, sofa or surface to catch up on some precious sleep. When asked about the […]

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