True story: Astronauts had to go through customs after return from moon landing

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Saturday 4 July 2015

Coming back from that famous moon landing in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins had to sign a US Customs General Declaration form to declare the moon rock and moon dust samples from their moon landing mission.

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This Lego wedding cake really takes the cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 4 July 2015

What, a triple-tiered edible Lego cake? This stuff is for real. A family in London recently baked up a geeky Lego-inspired brick cake for a cousin’s wedding, and now they are inundated by numerous requests from complete strangers who all want a slice of that cake. The Lego cake isn’t the only geeky bake they’ve […]

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Hilarious illustrations of Sad Animal Facts

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 4 July 2015

This whimsical series of drawings based on depressing facts about animals by writer and illustrator Brooke Barker — who wrote (duh) and illustrated (double duh) everything — has been causing quite a storm of shares online. And for good reason too. It’s ridiculously funny while being well-researched. Just so you know, jellyfish are heartless creatures.

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These designers want to give you Good Fucking Design Advice

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 3 July 2015

There is good advice, and then there is Good Fucking Design Advice. Described on its website as ’serving the working class designer since 2010’, this cool store comes with beautifully rendered objects of desire keeps things real among all designers.

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Tiny Instagram illustrations by Kasia Haldas

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 3 July 2015

If you’ve got yourself an Instagram account, you might see your snaps turned into tiny paintings someday because this is artist Karia Haldas’ specialty. 

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Sunburn dolls teach kids the importance of wearing sunscreen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 3 July 2015

To get the message across to kids that applying sunscreen is important, Nivea launched a sun sensitive doll that blushes bright red when exposed to the sun without sunblock.

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Watch your record spin with this super cool vertical turntable

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 3 July 2015

Even though technology has advanced and we’re spoilt with music on our MP3 players, smartphones and laptops, nothing beats the tunes that come from a vinyl record player. Gramovox knows this and has created a brand new record player that not only plays vinyls, but it stands vertically so it looks like your spinning records are levitating.

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Century-old chalkboard drawings are found hidden within the walls of this Oklahoma school

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 3 July 2015

Ok, so it’s no dinosaur fossil, but this is still a pretty cool discovery. In Oklahoma City, a chalkboard dating back to 1917 has been uncovered after renovations at Emerson High School.

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Wild chimps are drinking palm wine in West Africa and are displaying signs of being drunk

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 July 2015

Chimps have finally discovered the joys of alcohol, in the form of palm wine. We’re feeling very proud! A study published in the Royal Society journal Open Science has detailed how wild chimps of Bossou in Guinea are ‘partial to a little tipple of palm wine’ and with some drinking so much that scientists report behavioural signs of inebriation.

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Pledge money to see these film guys get matching crew cuts

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 July 2015

You’ve probably seen plenty of perks that come with Kickstarter campaigns. Free baseball caps, personalized mugs, maybe even a meet and greet. But here’s a Kickstarter we should all get behind because if it makes its goal of $12k, both the writer/director and cinematographer will get matching crew cuts.

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Stunning images of glowworms in 30-million-year-old limestone caves in New Zealand

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 2 July 2015

If photographer Joseph Michael isn’t working for the New Zealand tourism commission, someone get him a job quick. His long-exposure photos of glowworms in caves are simply amazing and make us want to pack our bags immediately!

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Artist imagines what it would be like for security cameras to hang out together

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Have you ever noticed how surveillance cameras are always alone? There’s a good reason for that. Prague-based artist Jakub Geltner shows us how disturbing it can get if these devices hung out together, just like a flock or a herd.

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Snails get their shells painted to avoid getting stepped on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 2 July 2015

Wanting to help snails avoid getting accidentally stepped on, artist Stefan Siverud has come up with a creative way to get them noticed: by painting their shells with art.

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This video shows us all how to hold a baby

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 July 2015

How do you hold a baby? You probably thought there were a couple different ways to hold a wriggling babe, but as this man shows us, there are infinite ways to hold a baby, and they’ve all got a name.

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New inspirational photographs from famed photog Marcin Ryczek

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Back in 2013 we (along with everyone on the Internet) fell in love with Marcin Ryczek’s beautiful photo, ‘A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow’. Now the talented Polish photographer is back with a new photo series called ‘Symbols’, and again, we are just as enthralled with this work as last time.

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