This clever keyring will help you revive exhausted honeybees

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Friday 19 September 2014

Honeybees are responsible for the pollination of a whole load of things that humans like to eat, including pretty much any fruit and vegetable that springs to mind. As Einstein once said: ‘If the bees go, we go.’

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These photos of dogs sitting on cats (and cats getting their revenge) are priceless!

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Friday 19 September 2014

Oh, these are are too funny for words. This collection of ‘Cat? What cat?’ photos from our friends at Sad & Useless will have your sides splitting. Something about the utterly bemused look in each of the cat’s faces as they play cushion for ever-attentive dogs is completely hilarious. It’s as if they’ve finally accepted their lot in life, like the intelligent kid with the stupid big brother who comes to terms with being pushed around… or sat on?

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We are quivering in the face of this cat’s deathstare

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 19 September 2014

There’s not a lot we can tell you about this photograph… but then again, what do you need to know? Never before has any creature been able to imbue so much scorn, distaste and hatred into a glare as this cat. It’s almost as if he (she?) is daring the driver to move the car. Perhaps all puss wants is to come along for a ride, who knows.

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This small device cancels out your co-worker’s annoying gossip and laughter

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 19 September 2014

There is something worse than working a job that is unrewarding-working in a cubicle and listening to your co-workers’ cackling all day. Most of us have been there, but if the boss won’t allow us to wear headphones, we don’t have many other options than to listen to the workplace gossip from 9 – 5. Until now!

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MMA Fighter challenges passers-by to punch him in the face … and they can’t!

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Friday 19 September 2014

Duck..dodge!…weave…side-step…dodge again! Maybe the best way to win a fight is just to keep moving, avoiding blows and never actually throwing any yourself. It certainly seems like a good idea when you see the guy in the YouTube video challenging random people on the street to punch him in the face… or rather he challenges them to TRY and punch him in the face.

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Sensory maps that inform you where all the city’s good and bad smells are located

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 18 September 2014

Sensory Maps is a company dedicated to referencing different city smells, whether good or bad. Multi-sensory artist Kate McLean has created Smellmaps, a map of odors around various cities of the world so people can tour different areas and take in the famous smells of places like Amsterdam, Glasgow and Paris.

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Stand aside Segway, there’s a cooler kid in town: the world’s first ‘micro-cycle’

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By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 18 September 2014

Seven years ago, when his 13-year old daughter asked if a single-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game could ever exist, engineer Chris Hoffmann set out to find out. Now, after many years of painstaking designing, his daughter’s dream has come true. Introducing RYNO, the world’s first ‘micro-cycle’, a futuristic-as-hell piece of kit that balances itself forward and backwards while relying on the user to maintain sideways balance.

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A hipster beard comb created out of unwanted vinyl records

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 18 September 2014

Keeping your beard groomed and looking its absolute best takes a lot of work. And if you’ve been sporting a beard for a while, you might know about beard combs-tools especially designed to delicately brush through that facial hair. Well now there’s a new product on the market that not only tackles your beard, but also gets rid of unwanted vinyl records.

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Forget the nutcracker, this year it’s all about the nut hammer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 18 September 2014

Cracking nuts hasn’t been fun since humans discovered we could eat them, but London-based designer Roger Arquer has turned the tables and is making nut cracking an exciting and playful experience. He’s invented the Nut Hammer, a nutcracker with a silicone head that fits over the end of a hammer and smashes nuts of all […]

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The dancing traffic light makes waiting for that green light a time to party!

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 18 September 2014

Since nobody likes to wait at traffic lights, one company, Smart, decided to place a very special set of traffic lights in the middle of Lisbon, Portugal. They allowed random pedestrians to enter an oversized traffic light studio, dance, and their moves were displayed in real time on the traffic lights outside.

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Check out this awesome futuristic house hidden away in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands

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By Milo Sumner in Architecture on Thursday 18 September 2014

Talk about inaccessibility! Not only is this concept house located deep in the Scottish Highlands, but it’s mounted high above the ground on stilts. Roost House, created by French designer Benoit Challand, was inspired by the modernist architecture of Le Corbusier as well as the sculptural forms of Santiago Calatrava. Set several stories above the ground on an angular scaffold, the concept was created around the idea of a futuristic self-sustaining house.

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Ever seen inside the mouth of a leatherback turtle? You’ll wish you hadn’t after this

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 18 September 2014

You’ve probably seen Leatherback turtles on documentaries before. They’re the largest of all living turtles, with their front flippers growing up to 2.7 metres and the mean size being anywhere from 250 to 700kg. These turtles feed mostly on jellyfish, but if you look inside their mouths, you might think they’re more suited to dine on humans.

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You won’t believe how tiny these watercolour paintings actually are

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 18 September 2014

on January 1st of last year, Lorraine Loots decided to create one miniature painting a day for the 365 days. The resulting series, entitled Postcards for Ants, is truly incredible.

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Become more beautiful by setting your face on fire in this bizarre (and dangerous) treatment

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 18 September 2014

You’ve tried it all-lotions, face masks, organic treatments-but nothing makes you feel more beautiful than having your face set alight, right? This bizarre practice known as Huo Liao is a Chinese beauty treatment that is thought to stimulate the skin and address dullness, sagging and wrinkles.

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These illustrations perfectly capture womens’ hopes and realities of hair grooming

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 18 September 2014

19-year-old graphic designer Cassandra perfectly captures the problems women encounter with their hair through a series of illustrations. In the series, she pits her hair expectations (usually in the form of TV commercial-worthy hair) against its harsh realities (often tangled, hard to manage, and downright frustrating to fix.) No wonder it takes forever for women […]

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