The chillest bar in Barcelona, made entirely from ice!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 November 2014

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When it comes to chilling out in Barcelona, there’s one place where you can literally stay chilled all night: Icebarcelona. This is the place for people who can’t get enough of the frigid temperatures because this bar maintains a temperature between -5 and -10 degrees celcius all year round.

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This gun sculpture made out of cheese puffs humorously reflects on violence

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

While this sculpture may be every couch potato’s dream snack, it actually presents deeper, more powerful issues at hand. In her sculptural piece ‘WARNING’, visual artist Sharareh Khosravani uses cheese puffs to humorously bring about the topic of recent violent incidents. ‘I hoped to add a dimension of humor to the warning. In part this […]

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Russian miner spends his spare time taking photos of adorable foxes living in the Arctic Circle

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Deep in the cold, hostile environment of Russia’s north-eastern Chukotka region, you’d never expect to find one of nature’s most heart-warming creatures. Russian mining engineer Ivan Kislov hikes to inaccessible places or joins walking tours during long breaks from work in order to unwind.

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Dad surprises 5-year-old son battling cancer with a brilliant superhero entrance

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Diagnosed with a terminal Grade 4 brain stem tumor at the age of 5, Jayden has been given only a year to live. Having started the #HopeForJayden campaign, his dad will go to any length to see his son smile.

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In Tokyo, cosplayers raced around the streets as real-life Mario Kart

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 19 November 2014

You be you, Japan. Last weekend in Tokyo, cosplayers dressed up as Mario Kart characters raced around the city’s busy streets. The drivers also took the time to stop and take pictures with amused bystanders and motorists. No banana peels and shells were thrown – sadly – as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and the […]

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This squirrel stole a GoPro in an attempt to film its life high up in a tree

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 19 November 2014

YouTube user Viva Frei decided to attach a piece of bread to a GoPro as bait and see what would happen. Well, apparently, squirrels make excellent filmmakers. The hungry squirrel took off with the small camera and continued to shoot a film on the life of living in trees. Eventually, once all the shots were taken, the squirrel kindly dropped the camera back down to Viva. The bread was long gone, of course.

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Melbourne may soon have a heated pool with 5-foot artificial waves

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 November 2014

If you don’t have time to go to the beach, why not bring the beach to you? Melbourne may soon have its very own surf park – complete with a heated pool, artificial waves, a beach, a grassy hill, and shops – right at Docklands Central Pier in Victoria Harbor.

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Illustrations of lips carry intricate and surreal images within them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Most artists, they like to portray lips as luscious, seductive, and alluring. Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov, however, likes to portray lips as a forest, a prison, and/or a horrifying heap of naked people.

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This flower turns amazingly transparent when touched by raindrops

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it’s splattered with raindrops. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan. The flowers come out in late spring, with large, fuzzy green, umbrella-like foliage topped […]

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Photographer creates potato head wedding to explain his job to his kid

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Now that’s what you call a star-studded wedding, or should I say ‘star-spudded’? Leeds-based wedding photographer Chris Thornton recently staged a renewal of vows between Mr and Mrs Potato Head to help his son, Cole, understand what he does for a living.

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This university undergrad creates spot-on replicas of famous paintings with her collection of masking tapes

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Nasa Funahara, an undergrad from the Musashino Art University in Japan, owns a collection of 450 rolls of masking tape in every color and pattern available. I’m guessing that for want of storage space, she began using some of them to replicate famous paintings like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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It was bound to happen: this toy is designed to let babies take their own selfies

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 18 November 2014

In her desire to speak out against parents who upload a never ending stream of pictures of their cute little bundle on Facebook, and as part of an art experiment for her graduate thesis, young Dutch designer Laura Cornet created a baby toy that lets babies take their own selfies and post status updates immediately […]

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Take a tour of Brisbane’s craft beer scene

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 18 November 2014

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Finally, a legitimate reason to drink beer in the middle of the day! Get to know Brisbane’s craft beer venues with a two and a half hour tour led by beer enthusiast and guide Madeline Smith. The tour begins on the corner of Petrie Tce and Caxton Street at 2pm on Saturdays. You’ll then walk to five places where you’ll get to know the history, brewing process, and current state of the craft beer industry.

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Skydiver lands on a wingsuit jumper and uses him as a flying carpet

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Tuesday 18 November 2014

If you thought base jumping and skydiving were extreme, well obviously you haven’t tried flying carpeting! Back in August, adrenaline junkies Espen Fadnes and Bjorn Magne Bryn successfully performed the coolest, craziest stunt ever: a mid-air dock between a base jumper and a skydiver, with the former becoming a human flying carpet and the latter […]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Juan Gris, an influential artist of the Cubist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Visit any art museum and you’ll most likely find a section dedicated to cubism with famous works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This art movement has been called one of the most influential visual styles of the early twentieth century. But there’s one man who hardly gets a mention in this genre: Juan Gris. You might be surprised to learn that it is Gris’ art that is among the cubist movement’s most distinctive, with one of his works, Nature morte à la nappe à carreaux, auctioning off for a whopping $57.1 million.

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