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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Darwin Cosico Contributor

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’

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Per Zennström Reader Find

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!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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Re-create that ugly Christmas sweater with this horrifying Holiday Sweater Generator

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Tuesday 26 November 2013

Ugly Christmas sweater season is right upon us and if you haven’t a clue where to pick up your very own knitted monstrosity, have no fear! Coke Zero has created the Holiday Sweater Generator that allows you to design your very own sweater, with fighting Christmas ninjas and jolly pirate snowmen to choose from. Why? […]

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Smithsonian Design Museum’s remarkble 117-Colour Grid

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Monday 25 November 2013

Now you can explore historic and contemporary design from your armchair. And better yet, you can search for items by colour. The website for Cooper-Hewitt, NYC’s design museum, is in beta mode but is an alpha-dog in innovation. Inspired by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, a grid of 117 colors have been taken from the CSS3 palette and naming conventions, with each object having up to give representative colors attached to it (selected by ‘robotic eye machines’).

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The Sorry Thanks I Love You online store

Caroline Ball Reader Find

By Caroline Ball in Cool Websites on Friday 22 November 2013

Offering boutique flowers, gourmet food, craft booze and hand made accessories, new online store Sorry Thanks I Love You uses a custom-designed filter system to help users shop according to the feeling they’re trying to express. After answering questions like ‘At the restaurant, does she: quiz the waiter; always have the steak; or order for […]

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You Had One Job: a collection of inexcusable human failures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 20 November 2013

You Had One Job collects evidence of formidable fails committed by humans who obviously struggle with seemingly easy tasks at work and life. Never, never, ever underestimate the human ability to fail. Never.

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i-D fashion website re-launched by VICE

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Wednesday 20 November 2013

The British lifestyle publication i_D has just re-staked their claim on the internet by launching a brand new website. This 33-year-old beacon of innovation in the fashion industry constructed their new website in collaboration with VICE Media with the intent to provide a unique and personalized i_D experience.

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This website heps you choose what to read next

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in Cool Websites on Thursday 31 October 2013

Sometimes finishing a book is hard, not because of the act of reading it, but because, once you’ve read it, what do you read next? Well, here’s a website to help. Type in the book you last read, or a book you have previously enjoyed, and you will be presented with similar books you might […]

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