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Beard takes on household items, proves beards are the manliest things ever

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Hey Mr. Incredibeard, I think we just found your worthiest adversary. ‘Will it Beard’ is a Tumblr dedicated to showing everyday household items stuck onto the facial hair of art director Pierce Thiot.

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This is what Middle Earth looks like from space

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 February 2014

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth has long been the fancy of geeks with its diverse and magical world filled with Elves, dragons, dwarves, Hobbits, and an evil oversized eye that’s on fire. Soon, we could be exploring the fantasy realm ourselves with the help of Danish programmers, who are attempting to create a digital world that matches it on a 1:1 scale – minus the bloodshed and temptation to be evil, of course.

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The best Letters of Note from 2013

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Saturday 1 February 2014

Letters of Note published its 15 best letters of the year recently, and if you’re yearning for the days of mailed letters and romanticizing about writing sweet nothings to your loved one on paper, this list will keep you entertained. With over 1,000 fascinating letters in total, Letters of Note seeks to share and archive […]

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This Instagram account shows miserable men out shopping

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 24 January 2014

These men have not suffered a death in the family. They’re just the ‘miserable men’ of shoppers, waiting outside stores as their spouses, friends and family members shop ’til they drop this holiday season. And these men don’t take a shopping trip sitting down or standing up — as you can see from this hilarious […]

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Ambient sounds to help you get creative

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Studies show that it’s hard to be productive in an awfully quiet workplace (imagine crickets in the background). It doesn’t take a genius to know that it’s also hard to work in a loud and commotion-filled room. But ambient music, like the sound of birds chirping or waves crashing, has been known to have the […]

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Oh snap, Sir David Attenborough gets on Reddit

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 18 January 2014

Sometime last year, John Malkovich appeared on Reddit’s subreddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to answer questions posed by Redditors. Sir David Attenborough made a similarly inspired appearance on Reddit just a couple of days ago, where he shared some cool insights about his work, as well as trivia about the human things that chimps (‘A […]

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Organized Things Twitter feed shows the visual beauty of order

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Twitter can be a chaotic place with all that information overload. Good news for the neat freaks among us, then, that a superb tweet feed like Organized Things exists, streaming snapshots of organized items that show everything in its right place.

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Yangon’s tripped-out Drug Eradication Museum

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites, New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

During my afternoon stroll round the Drug Eradication Museum in Yangon recently, I came to the conclusion that the experience was, ironically, akin to ingesting some high-grade psychotropics. Cue deformed and pickled fetuses, life-size friezes of cocktail parties and enough bold propaganda to make even the most hardened experimenter soil themselves (or at least you’d […]

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The Angry Cat from Marrickville tumblr

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Monday 13 January 2014

Everyone reading this has had an experience with a slightly disgruntled animal before. Whether it was a yappy dog, an unhappy snake, or a very angry little ant, I can assure you that it was not as angry as this cat from Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west. Unfortunately people have to co-exist with the Angry […]

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What shades of blue are the big websites using? You tell us via this online game

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Monday 13 January 2014

Blue is the most used colour on the Internet. Facebook is doing it, Twitter is doing it, LinkedIn is doing it. Everyone is doing it. But every shade of blue is unique and the tricky part is distinguishing between the different ones.

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NPR invite people to send in photos of their favourite things

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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