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Learn the sign language alphabet with these adorable illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 22 December 2014

Thinking of learning a new language? Maybe French, German, Mandarin, or maybe even sign? It’s actually quite easy, thanks to Chicago-based illustrator and web designer Alex Solis, who created a series of adorable illustrations for learning the American sign language alphabet. Just like a children’s book, the cards come with cute characters, each corresponding to […]

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Guy takes his unsuspecting girlfriend into a photo booth, and proposes!

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Video on Thursday 18 December 2014

This is beautiful. Kevin Moran, from Chicago, hatched a plan to propose to his girlfriend, Molly, while in a photobooth to capture the moment in a unique way. As it happens – the photos are spectacular and there’s video footage from the booth as well.

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This YouTuber has a brilliant idea for holiday cheer: a portable mistletoe!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 18 December 2014

YouTuber Blake Grisby certainly knows how to spread holiday cheer. With his clever mistletoe contraption strapped to his backpack, the greenery designed to receive a happy holiday kiss follows Blake overhead. In the middle of a Christmas market in Chicago, Blake walks around in hopes of landing some kisses and spreading some holiday cheer.

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Original Spirits: How four artists celebrate the traditions of Mount Gay rum through their work

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 18 December 2014

With more than 300 years of expertise in creating a handcrafted product, the makers of Mount Gay rum understand the importance of honoring history, process and tradition. In celebration of that history, Mount Gay rum is sharing the stories of four Original Spirits from varied backgrounds and creative fields.

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Owl escapes falcons by hiding in the water, also does a majestic butterfly stroke

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 11 December 2014

Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. Photographer and bird watcher Steve Spitzer was out one morning along the Loyola Park Beach in Chicago when he spotted something peculiar: an owl swimming across Lake Michigan.

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Smashing Pumpkins sell Fuck You Anderson Cooper t-shirts featuring cats in bowties

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Wednesday 10 December 2014

During his show Anderson Cooper 360, Anderson Cooper dedicated a segment to mocking the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan for posing with cats on the cover of PAWS Chicago Magazine. Initially, Corgan responded with a pair of angry tweets, but he then came up with a more clever comeback: a witty cat T-shirt. At the Smashing […]

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Artist reimagines famous horror villains as babies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 31 October 2014

How can we run away in fear from famous movie monsters when they’re this cute? Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has created an adorable series re-imagining horror characters as babies. Called ‘Baby Terrors’, the series includes not-so-menacing babies like Hannibal Lecter, Jason, Pinhead, Pennywise, and Leatherface.

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This music video featuring some incredibly well-timed choreography has to be seen to be believed

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Oh hey everyone. Got a little something you might want to see here, it’s only the GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER! No kidding. This video by OK Go seriously has it all. Shot in one continuous take, this marvel of cinematography has hundreds of extras spinning and dancing with umbrellas so that they form patterns and writing for the drone-mounted camera.

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Obama was told to stop flirting with a man’s fiancee: his reaction is priceless!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 23 October 2014

While casting his vote in Chicago on Monday, President Obama got caught unexpectedly in a bizarre love triangle. Well, kind of. Fortunately, this hilarious footage was captured and has been broadcast repeatedly since. It all started when a man walking past shouts to Obama: ‘Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.’

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A panorama glitch gave this woman super long selfie arms

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Are you sure this is a museum? It sure looks like the X-Men mansion to me! Reddit user ‘Strid3r21’ was taking a panorama photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois when he caught one interesting subject: a woman doing a selfie with a really long arm! While it would be really […]

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A terminally ill father’s last wish is to see the final Hobbit movie with his family

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in News on Thursday 9 October 2014

A family in the midwest of America are on an internet campaign to see the third instalment of the Hobbit prior to it’s release in December. Jessy Stoufer uploaded this video to YouTube, explaining how it has become a family tradition for them all to see the Hobbit films together each year as soon as they come out. Tragically Jessy’s father has terminal cancer and is not expected to make it to December.

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This proves that San Francisco is ridiculously more expensive than other cities!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Monday 15 September 2014

After seeing these infographics, you’ll want to move out of San Francisco immediately – unless you want to pay more for a cheeseburger meal upsize. Designer Annalisa van der Bergh and photographer Sierra Hartman of The Bold Italic decided to compare food prices between San Francisco and other US cities. Turns out, you’d get more […]

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A guided tour of earth, aboard the international space station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Here’s a guided tour you’ll definitely enjoy. Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made the most of their outer space adventures, and gave us a very special tour of some of the world’s cites and landmarks. Taped by Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, this video shows the ISS traveling at about […]

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Now you can charge your phone with just your purse

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 6 August 2014

It all started when Liz Salcedo wanted to keep her phone charged. She created her first phone-charging kit with spare iPhone cables and a dock made from moldable plastic, cut the lining in a purse, and sewed the whole thing in. It was only when her friends and family kept asking her to fix their […]

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Need to clear unwanted vegetation? Rent a herd of hungry goats and make them happy!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 5 August 2014

We know Chicago’s O’hare International airport got a bunch of goats to take care of landscaping last year. Now it looks like you can do the same with the help of Rent-A-Ruminant, a company located on Vashon Island in Seattle with a 120-strong herd of rescued goats.

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