‘Black Friday’: a photo series of America’s abandoned shopping malls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 19 April 2014

When it opened back in the 1970s, the Randall Park Mall in Ohio was then the largest mall in the world, employing more than 5,000 employees and attracting thousands of eager shoppers to its doors. Today, it is a dilapidated, abandoned structure set to be demolished later this year.

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Forget about scenic snaps! Here are the top terrible holiday photos

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

We’re always interested in seeing gorgeous photos of the world’s famous landmarks and reminiscing about holidays with fun snaps of family and friends, but what about all those terrible photos no one ever posts on social media? One website (CheapHolidayLand) launched a competition last month to find some of the UK’s most terrible travel pics. […]

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This Indian PSA tells people to take their ‘poo to the loo’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 18 April 2014

Unicef has released a clever PSA to put a stop to the public defecating on the streets. According to the campaign, 620 million Indians are pooping out in the open every day, which adds up to 65 million kilos of poo! Unicef says, ‘So, if you give a shit about this issue, then don’t scrunch […]

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Peter Jostrand likes flat butts (and he cannot lie)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 18 April 2014

Isn’t graphic design awesome? Peter Jostrand makes it a little more awesome (and let’s face it, weird) with his series of Flat Butts. He’s designed a 2D animal butt each day on his blog, but he’s been ‘building up his butt arsenal for a while’, with 50 butts already on the queue and ready to […]

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Ever wondered what tattoos look like when you’re old?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Getting a tattoo is a lifelong commitment (like marriage, but lasts longer.) That’s why before getting inked, people ask themselves the question: ‘What would it look like when I’m old?’ (also like marriage.) Reddit user ‘clevknife’ answers this question with photos he recently uploaded of tattooed senior citizens.

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The graphic gay bondage postage stamps of Finland

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 18 April 2014

Is your country’s postal system as forward-thinking as Finland’s? Starting in September, the country will begin selling stamps that feature the ‘confident and proud homoeroticism’ of Tom of Finland, an artist whose homoerotic drawings ‘have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion’. And though Finland […]

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These are some of the oldest organisms on Earth, in photographs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 18 April 2014

Next time you complain about aging, have a thought for these incredible organisms! Since 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman has researched, collaborated with biologists and ‘braved some of the world’s harshest climates from Antarctica to the Mojave Desert in order to photograph the oldest continuously living organisms on Earth’. So what does this collection include? […]

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A cabin that’s so small, it doesn’t need a permit

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 18 April 2014

Did you know that in Finland, you could build your own place without a permit? Of course, that place would have to be less than 96-128 square feet. In 2010, designer Robin Falck found a location out in the woods where he planned to put up a cabin. Problem was, he didn’t have time to get a permit and finish construction in time for his mandatory military service, which was in less than a year.

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Trees that swallowed abandoned WWII equipment

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 18 April 2014

During the ‘Siege of Leningrad’ in WWII, the Neva Bridgehead (or Nevsky Pyatachok) was a vital and strategic site for both the Germans and Russians. For the German army, it served as a staging area for their impending advance on Leningrad. For the Russians, it was a crucial place to reopen land communications with the […]

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Polite aussie construction workers shout words of empowerment to women

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 18 April 2014

In this video, Australian construction workers scream to random women on the street empowering statements like, ‘I appreciate your appearance as just one aspect of who you are!’ and ‘I’d like to show you the respect you deserve!’ And the topping on the cake: ‘You know what I’d like to see? A society in which […]

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Forget the coffee machine, this device lets you microwave your next espresso

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products, Tech on Friday 18 April 2014

Coffee perks us up, so why go to all that trouble to toil away at a coffee machine on lazy mornings when you can take just 30 seconds to microwave a shot of espresso? Seems like a no-brainer.

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The adventures of Marutaro, the Hedgehog

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Move over, Sonic, there’s a new hedgehog in town – and his name is Marutaro. The pygmy hedgehog from Japan has become an internet sensation, already having 53, 500 followers on his Twitter account @hedgehogdays, and 28,900 followers on his Vine account. His owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, posts photos of him donning cute […]

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Brrr! Young kids of Denmark’s Polar Bear Ice Swimmer Club

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Just looking at these pictures will make you shiver! Photographer Daniel Hjorth, a student at the Danish School of Journalism was interning at the Danish newspaper Politiken when he was ‘assigned the task of illustrating a particularly cold and clingy winter’. He came across members of Copenhagen’s Amager Strand Sejlinstitution’s Polar Bear Ice Swimmer Club, […]

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Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow is real, thanks to taxidermy

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

All Men Must Die. But not before a crow gets taxidermied into a piece of fandom art. Taxidermist Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles created this haunting replica of the Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow. Yes, the three-eyed crow is now on a random shelf somewhere, aside from […]

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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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