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Is this the world’s rudest waitress? Well, she should be!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 21 August 2015

Rude waiters suck. They spoil your entire outing. But the rude waiters at Chicago’s Ed Debevic’s are actually paid to be rude. Really rude. Like, make-you-want-to-cry rude.

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Mosaics of ice cream are now filling up the nasty potholes of Finland

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Street artist Jim Bachor continues his valiant crusade against poorly maintained roads by filling each and every pothole with gorgeous mosaics. Initially, the project started out in his hometown of Chicago, but now he’s taking the fight somewhere else: Finland.

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Photographer captures the worn-out but amazing hands of New York’s shoe shiners

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 11 May 2015

In his series, ‘Foot Soldiers’, photographer Christopher Griffith highlights the bread and butter of New York City’s shoe shiners. No, I’m not talking about shoe polish, it’s something more valuable: their hands.

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Illustrator continues to hilariously torture his cartoon character with his bare hands

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 8 May 2015

When we last saw Chicago-based artist Alex Solis, he was engaged in battle with his interactive cartoon character. Now he’s back with more gruesome illustrations, showing us the continuation of his funny series, ‘Inkteraction’.

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He made a $900 burger at McDonald’s and got away with paying just under $25 for it

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 5 May 2015

So you’ve got $1,000 to spare. You might help out a family member with bills, go on a well-earned vacation or take your friends down to the pub. Or you could make a giant $900 burger like this guy did.

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Pedestrians get surprised by classical paintings in unexpected places around the world

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 1 May 2015

In the Outings Project, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca takes oft-ignored classical paintings and brings them somewhere they’d get the attention they deserve: the city streets.

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These women apply breast milk on their faces to avoid turning red

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 27 March 2015

We have read about breast milk being used for jewellery and lollipops. Some bodybuilders swear they build muscles faster when they consume it. So why should we bat an eyelid if breast milk is touted as a nutritious facial of late?!

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Who knew this boy would grow up with an addiction for body casts?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 10 February 2015

Would you wear a body cast even if you’re not injured? This 27-year-old man from Chicago practically lives for it. Kevin’s strange addiction for plaster casts has cost him over $US50,000 over the past 21 years.

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Funny illustrations show us what superheroes look like when they get old

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 6 February 2015

It looks like our favorite superheroes have finally met their match: old age. In his amusing series ‘Famous Oldies’, Chicago-based artist Alex Solis (who we’ve featured previously) imagines what it’s like for pop culture characters to actually grow old. Spoiler: it’s not that exciting.

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Poor cartoon character gets tortured by interacting with human hand

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 16 January 2015

We’ve featured Chicago-based artist Alex Solis lots of times here before, and yet we still can’t get enough of his artworks. His wild imagination lets him create humorous characters and scenarios that just fills you with good vibes. Take for example his latest series, ‘Inkteraction’, which features a cartoon character being tortured by a human […]

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Dog named ‘Kale Chips’ too obese to walk, had to be wheeled out in a wagon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Monday 12 January 2015

This photo of a morbidly obese dog lying down on a bean bag perfectly describes how I feel on cheat days. Meet Kale Chips, he’s an 85-pound beagle recently surrendered to Chicago Animal Care and Control after his owner had become too old to take care of him anymore. Most adult male beagles weigh around 22-25 pounds, but as you can see Kale Chips is not like most adult male beagles.

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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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