Balls of steel? Then head to Romania’s Transfagarasan Highway with drops of 1,000 feet

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 24 July 2015

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson once called the Transfagarasan Highway the best road in the world. It’s easy to see why. This beautiful stretch of road was built as a strategic military route back in 1974 and stretches for 90km along the incredible Fagaras mountains of Romania.

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Kid eats a Carolina Reaper pepper, the aftermath is epic

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 24 July 2015

What’s better than watching people eat super hot peppers and bragging about it on YouTube? Watching a 9-year-old eat a super hot pepper and freaking out about it on YouTube.

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A dress-wearing therapy tortoise? Yup, now we’ve seen it all

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 24 July 2015

Therapy dogs? Sure. Therapy pigs? What the hell, ok. But a therapy tortoise? Well yes, yes there are therapy tortoises and this one’s name is Wasabi. And boy, she’s a cutie.

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Get up close and personal with hummingbirds with a wearable mask feeder

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 24 July 2015

A wearable hummingbird feeder has finally been invented for all of us bird enthusiasts. It’s based on a full-face face shield with a miniaturized hummingbird feeding tube built into it. And yes, it’s as awesome as it looks.

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Save the environment, look cool: Biodegradable cups featuring Aussie artwork

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By Elise Boyd in New Art on Friday 24 July 2015

If you’re looking for a fun, fresh, sustainable way for drinking your daily caffeine fix, look no further. The BioCup Art Series are a collection of biodegradable cups featuring Australian artist prints, and are hands down the prettiest paper cups I’ve ever seen.

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Project A by ZANEROBE is taking New York City by storm

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Friday 24 July 2015

If any city knows fashion – progressive mens’ fashion – it’s got to be New York City. And just this past week, Australia’s favourite fashion-savvy brand, ZANEROBE, took the Big Apple by storm with a pop-up installation that demonstrated the subtle refinement and classic designs of ZANEROBE’s Project A collection.

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A healthy seaweed that tastes like bacon has just been invented

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 24 July 2015

At the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Oregon State University, scientists have come up with a strain of seaweed that is not only healthy, but also tastes like everyone’s favourite food: bacon.

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If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked like the artists they were named after

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 July 2015

Cowabunga! Kiwi artist Owen Dippie just put up a mural in Brooklyn that depicts the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, albeit with less shells and green skin. At a wall along the railway track, Dippie combines pop culture with classical art by creating an artwork that sees the beloved turtles as the Renaissance artists they were […]

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Clever shower curtain will stab you if you take too long

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 24 July 2015

How to make sure your roommate doesn’t take too long in the shower? You have them stabbed, but in a gentle manner, of course. Six years ago, London-based artist Elisabeth Buecher created a clever contraption that kicks you out of the shower using plastic spikes.

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Artist chops up paper to create these hyper-realistic photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

South Korean artist Yoo Hyun creates portraits of iconic figures using an unconventional medium. While other artists use ink to depict their works, Yoo on the other hand, uses space.

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Put rainbows in your home with this Nyan Cat paint roller

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 July 2015

In celebration of same-sex marriage legalization all over the US, hobbyist Antzy Carmasaic decided that it wasn’t enough to turn his Facebook profile picture into a rainbow – he had to include everything else as well!

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Instagram photos of strangers get better after this guy doodles on them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 23 July 2015

In the hands of New Delhi-based artist Suraj Sirohi, oranges come to life, a dog gets pampered, and a koala mistakes a guitar for a tree. How does he do it? Definitely not by using filters.

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Watermelon carved into a dragon will forever change the way you see this fruit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

Everybody loves watermelon – that is until it tries to set you on fire. Italian sculptor Valeriano Fatica has set the bar for carving fruit by turning a beloved summer food item into a menacing, realistic dragon head.

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Unusual white patch looks like a small horse on the back of a horse

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Thursday 23 July 2015

In North Yorkshire, England, there’s an adorable foal that, at first glance, looks like he has a white shadow. But as it turns out, it’s just a really recognizable patch!

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Stand out in the crowd wearing these super dope wooden headphones

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 July 2015

If you don’t have the right pair of headphones, you could be listening to your favourite songs all wrong. The bass could be off or tunes can sound ‘tinny’. If you’ve got a pair of headphones that deliver music to your ears like this, put those down and grab yourself a pair of headphones from Grain Audio.

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