The world’s longest sofa is in Russia and spans 1KM long

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 11 September 2014

No more complaining about how much sofa space you have compared to your partner-the world’s longest sofa means you’ll have as much legroom as you like. This mammoth sofa was made by Russian furniture company Mnogo Mebeli on their fifth anniversary of business, and wanting to do something out of the ordinary, they decided to beat a world record at the same time.

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Photographer captures images of sad dads at a One Direction concert

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

Dads will do everything in their power to make the wishes of their little princesses come true – even if that includes having to accompany them to a One Direction concert. Photographer Angelina Castillo recently went to a One Direction concert in Nashville, wherein she captured images of fathers in attendance.

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This husky can throw a tantrum better than your average 2-year-old

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 11 September 2014

Huskies are renowned for their howling, but not so much for their dog park tantrums… until now. You’ve probably seen the way a 2-year-old child acts when it’s time to leave the playground or a fun party-leg stomping, tears, and a whole lot of ‘no’. Well, this husky isn’t that much different. [Watch the video here]

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In Japan, mums get really competitive over how their kid’s bento box is packed and presented

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 11 September 2014

From a cultural perspective, the preparation of a bento, or home-packed meal, is a pretty big deal in Japan as it reflects how highly capable and super efficient mummy really is. The idea of a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich is alien when only the cutest lunchbox can past muster!

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This explains why Starbucks baristas spell your name wrong: It’s on purpose!

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 11 September 2014

You know this pretty well if you’re a fan of overpriced coffee. The barista calls up your name, hands you your cup of coffee, and on it is a grave misspelling of your easy-to-spell name. Here’s the plot twist: it’s on purpose! In the video below, comedian Paul Gale reveals why baristas often spell names […]

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This video of Jell-O bouncing in super slow motion is absolutely captivating

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Thursday 11 September 2014

Technically this is ‘gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface High Speed Video 6200 fps’. But to laypeople like us, it’s just about the most captivating thing we’ve seen. Of course, gelatin is a ‘protein produced from collagen extracted from the boiled bones, connective tissues, and other animal products’ (thanks, Wikipedia). Doesn’t sound good, but damn, […]

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Just 24 hours after Apple’s iPhone announcement, ‘Scarf Guy’ has taken over the Internet

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 11 September 2014

Whether or not you tuned in to watch Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 6, you’ll probably recognize this guy. The Internet have dubbed him ‘Scarf Man’ and it’s quite obvious why-just check out that huge, overpowering scarf. And that rockin’ haircut. Social media caused a storm yesterday over Scarf Guy, with Twitter accounts named after him, costumes already set up to recapture the moment Scarf Guy took to the stage, and a few companies even got in on the Scarf Guy action by posting their own Internet memes.

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Powerful portraits show heartbroken women wearing their ex-partners’ shirts

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Thursday 11 September 2014

When all that remains from a relationship is the dingy t-shirt, what happens to the memories, the stories and the sentiment? This is what photographer Carla Richmond and writer Hanne Steen manage to uncover in their collaborative portrait and written word series Lovers Shirts. Photographed wearing their ex-lover’s clothing, the subjects are nameless and their stories are anonymous.

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These creative log pilers turned boring piles of logs into art

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 11 September 2014

Can you make mundane, laborious, and possibly back-breaking work fun? Well, these log pilers could, and some, like yours truly, may even view what they did as masterpieces of art. These unsung artists have patiently reviewed the different types, cuts, textures and colors of logs they have at their disposal and instead of merely dumping […]

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From an aerial perspective, this beach look like abstract art!

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

We knew seaside landscapes were picturesque (art-like, even!) but we never realized they could also look like abstract art. Germany-based photographer Bernhard Lang took to the skies to give us a fresh perspective of what beaches look like in a series called ‘Aerial Views Adria’.

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Watching this guy perform the song 99 Red Balloons using JUST red balloons has blown our minds

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 11 September 2014

At Lost At E Minor, we’re old enough to be fans of the original hit by German band Nena. Well, at least some of us are (no names, no packdrills). But this version of the 1983 anti-nuclear protest song is even catchier. [Watch the awesome video here]

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The smallest house in the world can be yours for a crazy $443,920

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 11 September 2014

If you think you’re paying too much for your cramped apartment, wait ‘til you see the ‘world’s smallest house’ that’s priced at a whopping $443,920! A one-bedroom house located in Barnsbury, North London is currently for sale on UK property website, Zoopla.

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Things got crazy when this spider photobombed these two girls’ selfie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 10 September 2014

This is exactly what fear looks like as it wraps its arms around its hapless victims. In a progression of photos below, two girls decided to take a selfie, but unbeknownst to them, a spider lurked just a few inches away. Only upon reviewing their selfie did they realize what lay beside them. Naturally, panic […]

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These beautiful hand-painted photographs are just bursting with colour

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By Chad Verzosa in New Photography on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Just when you think the timeless charm of hand-painted photography has become all too familiar and dull, Shae DeTar‘s take on the age-old practice will entrance you with all the trippy splashes of colour and hypnotic rainbow swirls of her prints. At first glance, some of Shae’s photographs look like they were taken with a Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared film reputed for its purplish hues and intense saturation.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: this origami array might revolutionise solar power

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Solar energy is a virtually limitless and entirely environmentally friendly form of power. One major drawback, however, is that it is notoriously unreliable, especially in temperate climates where clouds frequently obscure the sun.

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