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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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Where’s Dildo? Try to find the hidden dildo in these photos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Thursday 18 September 2014

Trust me, no matter how silly this game is, no one can deny the challenge of searching for a hidden dildo. ‘Where’s Waldo’, the famous children’s book wherein you have to locate the hidden hipster, now has an adult version, ‘Subtle Dildo’. Or as we like to call it: ‘Where’s Dildo’.

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This bearded guy recreates awful Tinder profile pics in the most hilarious way

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 5 September 2014

Tindafella is what we’ve all been waiting for. Making fun of Tinder profiles that try a little too hard for attention, Jarrod Allen decided to start replicating profile pictures on the app. And he does it with such style and finesse, it’s hard to look away from these cheeky pics.

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This Yelp reviewer can’t help putting his wife’s cleavage in every food shot he posts

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Now this is one cleavage, sorry, clever guy. Yelp reviewer, ‘Charley C’, has been reviewing a number of restaurants with descriptions including ‘tender’, ‘firm’, and ‘DDD: Doubly Delicious Dinner’. But we’re not sure the reviews are genuinely about the food, and not really about something a little more, er, risque. Charley has reviewed four restaurants on Yelp, and offered up 34 tips. And, oh yeah, he has lots and lots of pics of what he describes as ‘Double Deeeelicious’ food.

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This is what The Onion think of Facebook’s decision to make satirical posts on the site more ‘obvious’ (spoiler alert: they win!)

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Onion strikes back. The brilliant satirical website have (apparently) confused Facebook users so much with their close to the bone ‘news’ posts that the social media giant have now decided to identify all satirical updates with a clear and obvious tag to try and help people who can’t understand what’s happening.

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Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda cover shot has turned up at the most unexpected places

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Websites on Friday 8 August 2014

For her latest single, Anaconda, American rapper, singer, songwriter and actress is photographed in a position that makes me imagine this is how she would go about catching one. Apparently, I am not the only one with an overly active imagination. If you care to visit The Manhood tumblr, you’ll see that this vision of her has been photoshopped into just about anything and everything.

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There’s a website dedicated to the best (or worst) Dad Jokes in existence

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Wednesday 6 August 2014

There’s no doubt about it–dads make the worst jokes. It’s something that must magically happen as your first child is born. Suddenly all that first-class humour goes out the window and you’re stuck making terribly awkward, corny jokes for the rest of your life. If you’ve ever been a victim of corny dad jokes, you’ll […]

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