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NPR invite people to send in photos of their favourite things

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Saturday 11 January 2014

Back in December, National Public Radio (aka NPR) collaborated with KPCC for a fun and revealing ‘Public Square’ series to look into what the community valued. Asking people to photograph and share some of their favorite things, it was a surprise to see just what people value in their lives – with just one iPhone […]

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Ok, we give up: these kids have won at hide and seek

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Saturday 11 January 2014

They’re so cute, I’m gonna die! Check out these photos of kids who are absolutely owning the game of hide and seek. They’re like ninjas, making use of everyday items to conceal their presence. You will never locate them. Never!

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Friend an animal on Facebook, help science

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 January 2014

Have you ever had a Whale Shark for a Facebook friend? Now you can. Stumpy, a whale shark who lives off the coast of Western Australia, is one of 5000 whale sharks you can be friends with on Facebook. This is possible through the efforts of nature-lovers over at ‘Wild Me’, a non-profit that takes […]

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Mr. Fox goes traveling all over the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Mr. Fox has traveled all over the world, from the mountains of Colombia to the romantic streets of Paris and to the calming waters of Oahu. In fact, that stuffed fox has probably traveled more than the average stuffed animal – lucky guy. This stuffed toy was given to 3-year-old Jessica Johnson more than 30 […]

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Take a deep breath and play with this addictive silk weaving app

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Saturday 28 December 2013

Sometimes you need a breather from everything around you but it’s impossible to escape technology. That’s where Weave Silk comes in. This clever and colorful app was developed by Yuri Vishnevsky and allows you to ‘relax and create beautiful flowing art with silk.’ E-silk, that is. And best of all, to make the experience even […]

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Architecture of Doom: Bleak totalitarian buildings and structures

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 26 December 2013

Dated (and often Soviet-era) architecture can be so bleak, but yet so fascinating in how fantastical they are. The Architecture of Doom blog is dedicated to these surreal architectural curiosities. Time really does stand still when you look at these structures.

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Fake interpreter at Mandela’s funeral starts a Twitter account, hilarity ensues

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Wednesday 18 December 2013

You may have heard on the news about that sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was not actually a sign language interpreter. Turns out, he was only making random hand signals and were actually gibberish, according to experts.

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Kanye vs Creative Director: an amusing ‘Who said it?’ online quiz

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites, New Design on Tuesday 17 December 2013

We all know Kanye West. He’s known for his grand exaggerations, notorious statements and comparisons to iconic people throughout history, which include Jesus, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs and Jimi Hendrix. Creative Directors in the Adland are apparently known for their big egos. They dismiss hours of work after a brief glance, and some of them […]

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Yes, Charles Bukowski’s gravestone really does say ‘Don’t Try’

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Charles Bukowski was a poet, poet, and short story writer, who penned thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels. He died in 1994, but not before leaving us with one mystery. On his gravestone were his name (duh), dates of birth and death, an icon of a boxer, and two simple but […]

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Goats That Are Stuck: photos of goats that may be, er, stuck

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 29 November 2013

Cats might own the Internet, but goats are a close second. Hell, we’ve just stumbled into the evil lair of Goats that be Stuck, a Facebook page dedicated to our bleating friends and succinctly described as containing ‘pictures of goats that may possibly be stuck’. It’s an understatement, because the captions that accompany the pictures have goat to be some of the daftest AND wittiest lines we’ve seen around. It’s an achievement in its own right.

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Distractify compile the worst puns ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Friday 29 November 2013

Puns are a hate it or love it thing. If it’s good and witty, it can put a smile on your face. If it’s not, you have one of those ‘shaking my head’ moments and want to strangle someone. Ok, here’s some good ones I know. Which American president was least guilty? Lincoln. Why? Because […]

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Fake girlfriends start at $9.99 on Invisiblegirlfriend

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 28 November 2013

Fake it til you make it with an invisible girlfriend! For a low monthly price, you can grab yourself a (invisible) girlfriend to keep family and friends off your case about settling down and marrying.

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Scentury: an online platform for perfume storytelling

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By Per Zennström in Cool Websites on Thursday 28 November 2013

Someone once said that the sense of smell is the most fleeting and free of them all and the fact that it’s really, really hard – or even impossible – to ‘correctly’ describe a smell paves the way for our mind to run amok with beautifully illogical leaps of association and assumption. If you’re into […]

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Guns replaced by thumbs up in iconic movies? We dig!

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 November 2013

This is what happens when gun control goes to the movies: guns get replaced by approving thumbs-up. Coupled with suitably intense looks from the gunmen — er, we mean, thumbmen — these doctored images almost reach abysmal heights. After all, as what the blog says, ‘Real tough guys don’t need guns, they just need a […]

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Where’s Waldo? He’s right here, here and here

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Tuesday 26 November 2013

Slate wants you to be the hero of Where’s Waldo every time you open the book! Ben Blatt set out to prove that you (kinda, sorta) predict where Waldo is by running through each Waldo book and recording where that perpetual hide-and-seeker was placed (using a tape measure). Using this information, and realizing Waldo could not […]

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