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WTF? Bizarre photos from Russia’s Google Street View

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 31 July 2015

It’s hard to think that these photos were taken in the age of the Internet, but it’s true. These pics were all taken from Russia’s Google Street View, courtesy of the blog VsePloho. And it’s about as depressing and bizarre as it gets.

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Get excited, your next daily distraction has arrived: introducing eminor.tv

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 23 April 2015

We know you love videos (we do too), so the Lost at E Minor team has created a site just for that. Yup, we’re introducing eminor.tv. What you’ll find over at eminor.tv is what you’ve come to expect from us – cool, quirky and sometimes bizarre videos you just can’t turn away from.

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London pigeons get their own Instagram account which details their daily life in the big smoke

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Monday 9 February 2015

We’ve seen plenty of amusing Instagram accounts in our time, but we’ve never seen a London pigeon Instagram account. The account, @pigeon_stories, was launched late last year and details the daily life of the ‘vermin of the sky’. Those poor pigeons get a bad rap.

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Mums share their kids’ ridiculous eating habits

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Friday 5 December 2014

This is just a phase, hopefully. When New York City-based blogger and mother of two Ilana Wiles asked her readers to send in ridiculous stories of picky eaters, they surely did not disappoint. From a kid whose food must be pre-tasted by the cast of Frozen, to a boy who only eats stuff stolen from his baby brother, to a girl who believes that purple grapes are trying to kill her, these children truly define the meaning of ‘ridiculous’.

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If the moon were only 1 pixel: an interactive guide that’ll show you how big space is

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 November 2014

Finally, we can comprehend the vastness of space, thanks to something as small as a pixel. ‘If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel’, is an interactive guide created by designer Josh Worth that shows us the scale of our solar system through pixels. You can patiently scroll through space, or you can make use of […]

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Want to know how to train a cat to sit in a certain spot? Do it with duct tape!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Websites on Tuesday 28 October 2014

A Japanese cat blog called Guremike has been getting plenty of hits from cat lovers ever since pictures of how a particular kitty was circus-trained to sit inside a circle made from duct tape.

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Tea and kittens will remove the daily stress from office environments

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Monday 27 October 2014

Since the office can be a stressful place, you should always have a website you visit to relax and take five. Some might choose Reddit, others might choose Digg, and let’s face it, the more intelligent office workers will select Lost at E Minor to browse while neglecting work. But if you’re looking for a fluffier website, a place where you’ll feel on cloud nine and like your stress is just washing away, may I suggest you visit Tea and Kittens.

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Hilarious examples of TLDR Wikipedia entries

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Monday 27 October 2014

If you’ve ever browsed Reddit, you might’ve seen ‘TL;DR‘ written once or twice. It stands for ‘too long; didn’t read’ and applies to any wall of text that goes just a bit over the word limit where you can’t be bothered reading paragraph after paragraph.

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Our favourite Australian literary journal Going Down Swinging needs you!

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Good-looking Melbourne literary journal Going Down Swinging has been trapping cleverly ordered words in both print and audio recordings and releasing them into the world since 1980. They’ve published over 1054 writers and artists, including some by big names like Neil Gaiman, Cate Kennedy and Helen Garner and are a favourite in the LAEM haunted […]

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The very best moments of the Boiler Room video broadcasts (and not for the music)

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Nobody likes being reminded of their own embarrassing antics from the night before, which is why it’s probably sound advice to steer clear of any cameras whenever you’re feeling a little… worse for wear.

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Gunshot victim documents his healing process with a selfie each day

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 October 2014

Antonius Wiriadjaja was walking to the subway in Brooklyn on July 5th 2013 when he was inexplicably shot in the chest. At first he didn’t realise what had happened, his first thought concern for those around him. Antonius had been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bullet had been fired at a woman walking in front of him by a boyfriend who believed she had been unfaithful.

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Send yourself to Mars – thanks to NASA!

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 8 October 2014

NASA is giving you the chance to send yourself to Mars – and the trip won’t be half bad, given you’ll be travelling via Orion, NASA’s brand new spacecraft designed for to again take humans to space, the Moon – and yes – Mars. So how do you get a boarding pass?

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Mums wrote down the weirdest and yuckiest things their kids have done

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 7 October 2014

A mother’s love is unconditional. But if we, say, licked a dog’s bumhole or licked a vibrator like a lollipop, would they still love us all the same? For the ‘Pump & Dump’ comedy show, 17 mums wrote down the weirdest and yuckiest things their kids have done. Their love may be unwavering, but that […]

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Clawing back freedom of speech: fight censorship alongside your favourite felines

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Thursday 25 September 2014

It’s time to fight for you rights, cats around the world unite! In a hilarious move against political leaders and dictators who restrict the right to free speech with in their countries, these feline accessories were launched by Hidemyass, an internet provider that gives users access to information blocked in their countries.

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Police Instagram account is unending source of hilarity

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Thursday 25 September 2014

What are the police like in your country? Testosterone-fuelled gun-wielding maniacs, corrupt as the day is long or apathetic cynics with little to do other than stop you riding your bike on the sidewalk? If none of these stereotypes fit then lucky you, but even so it’s unlikely you as much of a fun-loving police force as the residents of Reykjavik.

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