Believe it or not, these tiny cubes are actually rubber bands

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 20 October 2014

Some items around the house have remained pretty much the same, serving us the same function over and over again. Take the humble rubber band, for instance. They have been around since the 1600s and were patented in England way back in 1845. And they have always been circular. But not anymore.

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This old man in Brazil is visited every morning by an intrepid hummingbird

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Monday 20 October 2014

We’re fairly sure that we’ve discovered Dr Dolittle, however he’s speaking Portugese so it’s difficult to be sure. João Silvestrini is an elderly chap from Barretos, Brazil who has a delightful visitor every morning. All he need do is open his shutters and he joined for breakfast by a friendly hummingbird.

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World-class skiers don one-of-a-kind light suits for some gorgeous filmmaking

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Sunday 19 October 2014

This will be the most amazing thing you watch this year, there’s no doubt about it. The creative team behind this film have really pulled out all the stops to create a visually stunning experience. A collaboration between Sweetgrass productions, Philips TV and Ahlstrand & Wållgren, a teaser clip of Afterglow has been released to tease audiences… and we are most certainly teased!

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Tell ‘em how you really feel with deliciously evil baked goods

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 18 October 2014

When it comes to giving someone a piece of your mind, you can always turn to texting, emails or even an angry phone call. But if you really want to get the message across, you call upon the crafty work of The Bold Bakery, via Sarah Brockett. Because when you want to shower someone in […]

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This video of a U.S. Marine Band and Republic of Korea Army Band drum battle in parking lot made our week

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 18 October 2014

If only all government showdowns and wars were fought this way! The world would be a more musical, safer place. The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band and the Republic of Korea Army duked it out over drums. What a show! In a parking lot, these two go head-to-head proving their drum line is the best.

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It’s here! Spreadable bacon Is HERE! May every breakfast be pork-filled…

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 18 October 2014

The people at Oscar Mayer wanted to spread their bacon love, and fortunately for them, the people at Philadelphia Cream Cheese were looking for more flavor. So the two teamed up and are happy to announce the latest product in a line of bacon-flavored products: bacon cream cheese. Yes, you heard right, BACON CREAM CHEESE!

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The London tattoo museum with a difference: real life models!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 18 October 2014

Take a stroll through the Human Gallery and you’ll realize this is no ordinary museum. As part of The International London Tattoo Convention, this gallery in London showcases human exhibits in shadow boxes, behind golden frames.

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Thanksgiving in a bucket is your travel-friendly Turkey Day 11-litre feast

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 17 October 2014

American foodies’ favourite holiday is fast approaching-Thanksgiving-and if you want to celebrate with all the trimmings, good luck to you. But if you just want a good old turkey dinner that’s travel-friendly and semi-delicious, look no further than Thanksgiving in a Bucket.

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Finally, a dress that expands for more personal space

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 17 October 2014

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It’s rush hour and you’re stuck on a train going home. And there’s a bunch of people getting up in your face. It’s not only awkward, it’s uncomfortable. And then there’s that guy giving you those eyes. Need more personal space? Now there’s a dress for that! Artist Kathleen McDermott has created the Personal Space Dress that expands, thanks to ‘proximity sensors’ that identify when someone gets too close. 

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Awesome 3D stop motion animation video made with pocket change

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 17 October 2014

You have coins collected in your pockets or at the bottom of your purse after a long day’s work. What do you do with them? Chuck them in a drawer, put them in a piggy bank or just leave them clinking at the bottom of your bag. The men of Ninja Moped, however, had something else in mind with their pocket change: stop-motion animation.

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Cafe Nookie could well be the smallest hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Australia

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 17 October 2014

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Let’s just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? Cafe Nookie may arguably be THE SMALLEST CAFE IN AUSTRALIA. If you crane your neck to look inside this 2m x 2m hole-in-the-wall cafe tucked in between Buckingham Street and Elizabeth Street on Cleveland Street, you can see one cheerful barista, one commercial espresso machine and grinder, and one 1950s-style sign that says, ‘I just don’t give a sh#t’.

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These artists turn condemned buildings being demolished into mind-bending sculptures

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Friday 17 October 2014

Houston-based artists Dean Ruck and Dan Havel call themselves Demo Artists – not as in demo tape, but as in demolition. When a condemned building is scheduled for some quality time with a wrecking ball, Ruck and Havel move in, transforming the spaces into mind-bending sculptures.

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Artist gives the Starbucks mermaid a makeover every time he draws on the cups

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 17 October 2014

Who knew the Starbucks mermaid could also be Colonel Sanders, Thomas the Train, and Goku? Instead of throwing out his used coffee cups, artist Soo Min Kim reuses them as his canvas. Armed with a green marker, he carefully dabs in the details in and around the mermaid’s face, turning her completely into a different […]

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Hunter S. Thompson’s illustrator, Ralph Steadman, draws the Breaking Bad cast

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Illustration on Friday 17 October 2014

To celebrate the upcoming release of Breaking Bad’s limited-edition Blu-ray DVDs, Vince Gilligan – the show’s creator – teamed up with illustrator Ralph Steadman, of Hunter S. Thompson fame, for an original twist on the famously bad characters. Six characters were illustrated to create six different covers, representing each season of the show.

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This time-lapse video showing which hamburgers mold quicker than others has put us off fast food for months

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 17 October 2014

In a simple experiment to see which one would mold, seven burgers from seven different fast food chains– McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Carl’s Jr., Jack In The Box, In-And-Out, Umami Burger – were placed in glass jars for a month. Just like the burgers themselves, the results vary. But, all of them will make you think twice before ordering a quick, greasy, usually fairly tasty burger to chow down on.

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