Forget the coffee machine, this device lets you microwave your next espresso

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products, Tech on Friday 18 April 2014

Coffee perks us up, so why go to all that trouble to toil away at a coffee machine on lazy mornings when you can take just 30 seconds to microwave a shot of espresso? Seems like a no-brainer.

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The adventures of Marutaro, the Hedgehog

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Move over, Sonic, there’s a new hedgehog in town – and his name is Marutaro. The pygmy hedgehog from Japan has become an internet sensation, already having 53, 500 followers on his Twitter account @hedgehogdays, and 28,900 followers on his Vine account. His owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, posts photos of him donning cute […]

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Brrr! Young kids of Denmark’s Polar Bear Ice Swimmer Club

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Just looking at these pictures will make you shiver! Photographer Daniel Hjorth, a student at the Danish School of Journalism was interning at the Danish newspaper Politiken when he was ‘assigned the task of illustrating a particularly cold and clingy winter’. He came across members of Copenhagen’s Amager Strand Sejlinstitution’s Polar Bear Ice Swimmer Club, […]

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Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow is real, thanks to taxidermy

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

All Men Must Die. But not before a crow gets taxidermied into a piece of fandom art. Taxidermist Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles created this haunting replica of the Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow. Yes, the three-eyed crow is now on a random shelf somewhere, aside from […]

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#Cookieshots are trending … we wonder why

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

When we posted this image on our Facebook wall a few weeks ago, y’all went nuts. We wonder why. It all started when French chef Dominique Ansel took everyone’s favorite comfort snack – chocolate chip cookies and cold milk – to the next level. How?

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The world’s only penis museum needs a human penis

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 17 April 2014

For 40 years, the curator of the one and only penis museum in the world has collected penises from all walks of life; from polar bear penises, to reindeer penises, to whale penises, he has a penis for every specie there is. Except one: a human’s. ‘The Final Member’ is a documentary about the curator’s […]

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The unsung cleaners of Melbourne’s tourist hotspots

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Ever wondered what happens when the museums and theatres close for the evening? They get tended to by some of the hardest working people out there. Aussie photographer Greg Brigg’s series Melbourne Cleaners captures iconic settings such as Queen’s Hall in Parliament House and Melbourne Museum, to see just what happens when the tourists go […]

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KFC chicken corsages are the most romantic thing for prom season

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

There’s nothing more romantic than having a KFC Original Recipe attached to your date’s wrist while you both dance the night away. Nothing, I tell you! KFC, in collaboration with Louisville, Kentucky-based florist Nanz and Kraft, has released the prom accessory to end all prom accessories: the KFC Chicken Corsage. For $20 (plus shipping), you’ll get the baby’s breath flower and the corsage.

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3D on the rocks: intricate ice cubes sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

Would you like your whiskey served ‘neat’ or on the Statue of Liberty? ‘3D on the Rocks’ is the latest ad campaign from liquor company Suntory, in which they used a high precision carving machine to create intricate ice cube sculptures to go along with that glass of whiskey. Talk about art on art! In […]

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Erm, what’s more sensitive to a bee sting: a penis or a nostril?

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Eco, New Trends on Thursday 17 April 2014

People do the craziest things in the name of science, love or their country. Back in the 1980s, Justin Schmidt, decided to take it up a notch and measure pain. He must have woken up one morning and decided that it was up to him to endure 25 bee stings to understand which part of a human body is the most sensitive to pain.

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A T-rex illusion that stares and moves its head

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 17 April 2014

You know how those paintings of people keep staring at you wherever you go? Kinda creepy, right? Now imagine those portraits moving their head to get an even better look. Yikes! Illusionist Brasspup came up with a cool illusion that’s based on the famous dragon illusion of Jerry Andrus. He created a T-Rex cut-out that […]

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Too scared to get a tattoo? Try these cookie cutters instead

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

Love the idea of a tattoo but not sure you want to dedicate a piece of your body to one design? Try these cool cookie cutters! They’re called Tough Cookies cookie cutters and they come in a variety of iconic tattoo designs, including a rose, anchor, swallow, and a heart and dagger. These beauties are […]

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The eerie photographs of a retirement village in Arizona

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Sure, you can call Sun City a tranquil and pristine place – after all, it looks just like a movie set. But look a little more closely and you’ll see these photographs from Garry Owens are just a little too perfect. He happened upon this community while shooting for Victory Motorcycles in Arizona and went […]

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Remarkable photos show Indonesian volcanoes spewing blue flames

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

These amazing images by Olivier Grunewald show the bright blue glow of several volcanoes located within the 20km wide Ijen Caldera in East Java, Indonesia. At night, the hot gases of the volcanoes ‘burn to emit an eerie blue glow that is unique to Kawah Ijen. The gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano […]

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For the love of dogs: Humans making out with dogs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

‘For the Love of Dogs’ is a series by photographer Chris Sembrot, wherein he captures various dog owners in the act of kissing – and to some extent Frenching – their canine buddies. The Philadelphia-based photographer says he created this series to display the unconditional love between man and man’s best friend.

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