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My Secret Playlist: Matt Neumann from ScotDrakula writes about his favourite songs right now

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Monday 8 December 2014

Presented by Coopers

Melbourne-based trio, ScotDrakula, is blasting the local scene with their grunge, garage tunes. With a new single out, O’Clock, ScotDrakula keep the tambourine steady and the vocals screechy. Frontman, guitarist and vocalist, Matt Neumann penned a list of his favourite songs that influence their sound today.

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Hundreds of balloons combine to make a colourful, child-friendly tank

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 14 November 2014

Make balloons, not war. German artist Hans Hemmer’s medium of choice is air. And what better way to visualize and quantify this unconventional medium than balloons! One of his most popular works is a balloon tank installed way back in 2007. Called German Panther, it deflates ever so slowly, showing its impermanence and fragility before […]

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Receive $18,000 to lie in bed for three months

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 13 November 2014

As part of a NASA research program, one lucky (ok, that’s questionable) man is being paid $18,000 to lie in bed for three straight months. This man’s name is Andrew Iwanicki and in August he lost his job, so there’s no better time to lie in bed and get money for it, right?

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Movie titles minus a single letter create truly hilarious illustrations

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Redditor austindlight has created a series of fun and lighthearted illustrations that are from popular movies. One difference to his illustrations? Each drawing is from a movie title, missing just one letter.

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Guy goes to Disney World and proposes to 5 princesses and 1 villain

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 18 August 2014

Gentlemen, if you’re gonna marry someone, might as well shoot for the stars and propose to a Disney princess, right? And while you’re at it, why not propose to five of them! Blaine Gibson of Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth did just that when he went recently to Disney World.

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They’ve created a bacon-fueled motorcycle and all our fantasies have just come true!

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 14 August 2014

Seriously, what isn’t made better by bacon? We’ve had bacon lube, bacon floss, canned bacon, bacon art and now a bacon-fueled motorcycle. It’s been built by Hormel, which makes SPAM lunch meat (yes, that’s the edible kind of SPAM), and is the soon-to-be star of a documentary called Driven by Bacon featuring the road-tripping adventures of a self-proclaimed bacon-phile travelling between Austin and San Diego.

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Order in the voice of famous pop culture characters and you’ll get a discount at this restaurant

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Not A Burger Stand, a Los Angelese restaurant, has a weekly chalkboard promo that has one condition: order in the voice of the chosen character. If you’ve got a mean voice impression of popular characters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Oberyn Martell, Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, Gandalf, and Nicolas Cage, then congratulations, you just got a discount!

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Robert De Niro really did have a taxi driver license

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 19 July 2014

As part of his preparation for his Taxi Driver role, Robert De Niro not only learnt how to drive a taxi, heeven spent some weekends driving a real cab. Apparently a passenger recognized the method actor and remarked rather astutely, ‘Well, that’s acting. One year the Oscar, the next you’re driving a cab!’

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Aw, just look at all these Wet Dogs! We interviewed the photographer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 June 2014

‘Wet Dog’ is a series that captures the down and out faces of our beloved pooches as they experience the harrowing experience called: bath time. In this exclusive interview, the photographer behind the series, Sophie Gamand, explores the relationship between humans and dogs in her body of work that includes dog high fashion, dog pageant, and dog rescues (she really loves dogs.) [read our original post about Wet Dog here.]

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Yup, this may be about the most breathtaking video of the stars we’ve ever seen

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Friday 6 June 2014

Just breathtaking. That’s about all we can say about this short video by Terjes shot atop El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain (3,718 metres) over 7 days between April 4th and 11th, 2011. It gives you a frontrow seat to some stunning nightly activity, awash with colour, light and action.

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The world’s oldest cat is 24 years old (114 human years)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.

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Two years! That’s how long it took to build this detailed globe out of matchsticks

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Reddit user yoderaustin, purportedly the son of artist Andy Yoder, recently started a thread with pictures of his dad’s pet project: a rather huge globe (over half his height) painstakingly constructed from matchsticks in the last two years, with each matchstick head individually colored to reflect clouds, the sea and land mass. It even comes […]

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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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Tequila Don Julio Presents: Francisco Cervantes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 6 March 2014

Don Julio González was a passionate man, unafraid to make bold moves in his pursuit of the world’s original luxury tequila. In this spirit of his legacy, our friends at Don Julio have assembled a collective of contemporary visionaries, craftsman and artists, who have made bold moves in the pursuit of their passion. One of them is Francisco Cervantes. This is his story.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Jamboo headphones

Sorrel Kesby Contributor

By Sorrel Kesby in Tech on Saturday 22 February 2014

Newly arrived, the American-Eagle style Jamboo headphones (yes, that is a play on Bamboo and jammin’) ready to represent for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Jamboo’s San Diego-based creators, Austin Glenn and Scooter Vaughan, originally used KickStarter to get their dream off the ground and after raising almost double their funding goal, finally launched their products to the world in 2012.

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