Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.

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The 365-Day Instagram challenge to create art from pencil shavings

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By Shawna Cheng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

For the 365-day Project, Meghan Maconochie creates unique artwork using pencil shavings that she posts regularly onto Instagram. Each piece of artwork references pop culture and other unique subjects, some taking only ten minutes to do and other taking hours on hours.

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Walnut the crane is crushing on her zookeeper, and has totally bred with him (SFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 24 April 2015

There are an estimated 5000 white-naped cranes left in the world, so when Walnut the crane violently refused to mate with the males selected for her – she actually killed them both – her zookeeper, Chris Crowe, decided to step up and be a man.

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What the last meals of Julius Caesar, Jimi Hendrix, and Napoleon Bonaparte looked like

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 April 2015

I guess you could say that these last meals really look… heavenly. In his project ‘Last Suppers’, director Gus Filgate of Little Fish Films gives us a visual history lesson on what the last meals of famous people looked like.

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The Strati 3D printed car takes 44 hours to print and reaches speeds of up to 50mph

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 24 April 2015

You can be one of the very first people to own a 3D printed car with the Local Motors Strati vehicle. And believe me, you want to be one of the first just so you can brag about it to friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone else you come into contact with.

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The break up bean is the perfect way to end a relationship on a sour note

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 23 April 2015

Just when you thought breaking up through text could be the most despicable and insensitive way of ending a relationship, online store ThinkGeek comes up with something more dastardly: The Break Up Bean.

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The 10-piece brain specimen coaster set you’ll need for your next geeky party

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 23 April 2015

Online store ThinkGeek is selling brain specimen coasters that will be a hoot in parties involving neurosurgeons, psychologists, zombies, and psychopaths named Hannibal.

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A lady selling roses on the subway got the surprise of her life by a generous stranger

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 23 April 2015

Hooray! This shows that New Yorkers do have hearts. While riding the subway with a basket full of coloured roses, one man stopped a woman and asked how much they were. She simply told him it was a dollar for a single rose or $11 for a dozen.

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Artist gives old computer parts renewed purpose by turning them into intricate insect sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

They say that ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, but in this case, one man’s broken circuit board is another woman’s bug sculpture. In her series ‘Computer Component Bugs’, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell breathes new life into old and unwanted computer parts by recycling them into beautiful high-tech insects.

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Pugs buried in sand is the latest trend to sweep the nation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 23 April 2015

Pugs are cute, we already know this. But take a pug to the beach and bury it in sand and it becomes infinitely cuter.

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Get excited, your next daily distraction has arrived: introducing eminor.tv

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 23 April 2015

We know you love videos (we do too), so the Lost at E Minor team has created a site just for that. Yup, we’re introducing eminor.tv. What you’ll find over at eminor.tv is what you’ve come to expect from us – cool, quirky and sometimes bizarre videos you just can’t turn away from.

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A colourful photo series of tattooed parents and their children

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 April 2015

When you’re a teenager and you’re dying to get a tattoo and your parents say no way, these kids know they’ve got a very good comeback: ‘Well you’ve got one, so I can have one, too!’

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An abandoned water tank was transformed into a beautiful art piece in the middle of the desert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

Kinetoscope is an incredible artwork created by Christina Angelina x Ease One, which took an abandoned water tank in the desert of Slab City, California, and converted it into an eye-catching (see: spectacular) work of art.

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Tilt shifting Vincent Van Gogh paintings reveal so much more about this talented artist

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 April 2015

Vincent van Gogh’s art is already spectacular for its beautiful blending of colours in grand landscapes. So what could make it look even greater? Using tilt-shift photography to really bring van Gogh’s scenes to life.

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Genius! New drivers in Romania practice driving theory via Google Maps

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 23 April 2015

When do you yield? Can you park that close to a fire hydrant? And, when do you give way to pedestrians? If you’re a well-seasoned driver, all of these questions will be simple to you, but to help new drivers practice the rules of the road, Bucharest-based Automobile Club of Romania is using Google Maps to teach real-life driving skills.

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