Photos from San Francisco’s Hunky Jesus contest will leave you… confused

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 13 April 2015

Every year San Francisco holds the annual Hunky Jesus Contest to find out just who is king of the dudes and messiah of the muscles… or something to that effect.

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Amazing illustrations drawn with a single, continuous line

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

Cory Casella wins the prize for the most artistic doodles ever. Because though these may look like they’re drawn the traditional way, Casella actually uses just one line for each illustration.

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You can combine your daily yoga class with standup paddle boarding in the Cook Islands

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By Ben Urquhart in Cool Travel on Monday 13 April 2015

Savasanah. Lying on an eight­-foot standup paddle board in the Cook Island’s Muri lagoon, hiding behind the four small mutus (Cook Island Maori for island), you are protected by the waves that make it over the reef.

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Everyday objects have their wishes come true with this very animated photography

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

ErAn Croitoru gives a voice to all the silent objects in our lives. The chess pieces, the kettles and mugs, the power lines, the cameras — anything we go about using day-to-day that most often gets pushed into the background.

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This is the mysterious ‘Dr. Seuss’ house that sits in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 13 April 2015

When you venture out into the Alaskan wilderness, you’d expect to see snow, trees, hopelessness, and probably more snow. But in the town of Willow, you’d find something very different: a house that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. Called the ‘Dr. Seuss House’ by locals for its imaginative façade and unique structure, the house towers over the deserted snowy landscape, sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Marlon Brando’s private island resort in French Polynesia

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By Laura McWhinnie in Cool Travel on Sunday 12 April 2015

It was 1960 when Marlon Brando came across the island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia while filming ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. Immediately enchanted by the island’s beauty, the Polynesian way of life and his Tahitian co-star Tarita Teriipaia who became his third and last wife, Brando set about acquiring his very own piece of paradise.

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Beyoncé triggers an enormous response for her celebrity name, with hundreds of others chiming in

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Saturday 11 April 2015

If you’re stuck with a celebrity name, you’ll have a heart for this schoolgirl named Beyoncé. She appeared in the popular Humans of New York photo project and talked about what she went through because of her famous name. And then hundreds more people came forward to discuss their celebrity names.

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Good guy Rob rescues restaurant leftovers and delivers them to the homeless

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 11 April 2015

Robert Lee may have graduated from NYU and had a high-paying job at JPMorgan, but this guy never forgot his humble roots. He’s since co-founded an organization that collects leftover food from restaurants and delivers them to homeless and hungry people.

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Moments after this photo was taken, the lion pounced right towards the photographer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 11 April 2015

Photographers sure have guts. Atif Saeed is a nature photographer in Pakistan and had quite the run-in with a lion who really wasn’t in the mood to be photographed that day. While photographing animals at a safari zoo park near Lahore, Saeed came across a beautiful lion he just had to photograph and risk his life for.

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Cute photos of underwater babies encourage parents to teach their kids how to swim

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 10 April 2015

Previously, photographer Seth Casteel made our hearts a flutter with adorable photos of puppies swimming underwater. Now he’s back with a new series that’s got something cuter: babies!

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These 18th century dolls may be the world’s oldest examples of the modern computer

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Friday 10 April 2015

In what is believed to be a 240-year-old computer-like masterpiece, this self-automated little doll blinks, moves his head, and is able to write a customised message of up to 40 letters in any combination, thanks to an ingenious system which involves 6,000 moving parts within his body.

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Ice cream flavors made to be eaten at different stages of PMS

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 10 April 2015

What’s the best cure for PMS? A blood sacrifice Ice cream! Texas-based designer Parker Jones has come up with an ice cream packaging concept that perfectly captures how a woman feels when it’s that time of the month.

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This sushi-hating kid is dared $10 to eat a piece of sushi without gagging

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

You either love or hate sushi. If you love it, you can’t get enough of it. You spend your last dime on a sushi buffet and know the sushi chefs by name. If you hate it, you won’t even place a piece of it in your mouth without gagging. Not even when you’re a kid named Sam and in need of $10 to buy something at the store.

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Should you Google your ex? Probably, but find out for sure with this flowchart

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 10 April 2015

We’ve all done it. And we’ll probably do it again. And there’s always something satisfying about knowing your life is much better off now that they’re not in it, right? Yup, Googling that ex can be dreamy. They’re sporting a nerdy haircut? Score on your end. They had kids? Score on their end. It’s a mixed bag when it comes to online ex stalking.

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This majestic landscape was completed by one artist using not brushes but a pair of skates

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.

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