Here’s what happens when you have a street full of firecrackers going off at once

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 13 December 2014

I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my life, but nothing like filling an entire street full of firecrackers. But someone obviously had to liven things up at a festival in Taiwan, so why not use as many firecrackers as possible? It looks like the entire town was in on this and donated their firecracker stashes, because that carpet of red is made up of firecrackers and firecrackers alone.

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These surreal sculptures will change the way you look at the human body

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 12 December 2014

Am I seeing double, triple, or quadruple, even? Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates surreal human figures that are bound to haunt your dreams. Using camphor wood and paint, he carves life-sized sculptures that have multiple features, from a woman with three sets of eyes, to another lady with at least eight heads. Sometimes he even […]

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We found a guy who can draw and paint just about anything he sees

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 12 December 2014

While a lot of people have taken to cameras and smartphones to document their travels, Singapore-based artist Cherngzhi Lian takes out his pencils and watercolours to remember the sights and sounds of places. Cherngzhi ‘thinks of his artworks as a study of the world and humanity and uses it as a tool to comprehend the human […]

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This mug helps you drink every last drop of coffee

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 12 December 2014

Every last drop of overpriced coffee counts! ‘Goat’ is an innovative mug designed to help coffee drinkers finish their cup of joe – down to the last drop. Its peculiar shape and name pays tribute to the animal who discovered this beloved drink back in 9th century Ethiopia. Developed by design studio ‘Desnahemisfera’, the mug […]

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YES! These Peacock spiders can dance to the YMCA

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 12 December 2014

Peacock spiders are fascinating creatures. Their name reflects their beautifully coloured exterior. But their hidden talent was never known until now. Thanks to technology someone was able to capture the secret ability of these magnificent spiders. They are rhythmically in-tune with the hit song, ‘YMCA’. On beat and arms outstretched overhead, they spell out the […]

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Thinking of buying this house? Hop on this roller coaster ride within to help make up your mind

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 12 December 2014

Verder Met Wonen, a Dutch brokerage firm, has come up with an utterly unique way of selling houses to prospective buyers. They installed a wooden roller coaster that runs throughout the house (we’re talking about different levels here) and while seated in the little carriage, you get to view the different rooms within as well as the exterior of the house being sold.

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A donut-shaped fish tank that revolves as your fish swims around ‘the city’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

You can grab yourself a regular fish tank or you can grab yourself the Flying Fish Bowl by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalau of Raw Edges. This wall-mounted fish tank contains 12 litres of water and is designed like a small city inside, with scenery including small industrial factories, oil rigs, nuclear stations, and drains!

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This fancy chandelier looks like it’s floating in mid-air

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

Remember that scene in Beauty and the Beast when Belle and the Beast dance in the ballroom underneath a magical chandelier? That was great Disney work. And if you’ve always wanted your very own impressive chandelier, this one might just take the cake. They’re calling it the Wersailles, and this chandelier perches six metres above […]

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Poor puppies stranded on a glass bridge get saved by kind-hearted security guards

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Friday 12 December 2014

Whew that was a close one! Several stray puppies recently got stranded on a 590-ft tall bridge at the Shiniuzhai Scenic Spot in China. The bridge, one of the highest in the world, is partially composed of glass paneling – a popular feature among tourists but apparently not so much with adorable little animals.

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First there was the boyfriend body pillow, now there’s the hugging sofa

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

For all those people who like the intimacy of another person but get too easily irritated by them, there’s a new sofa on the market. It’s called the Enveloppe sofa by Inga Sempe for LK Hjelle, and it features a curved and flexible backrest that wraps around you like a big, warm hug. When you’re […]

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Weird requests from travelling Aussies will make you shake your head in disappointment

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 12 December 2014

You’re an Aussie travelling through Europe and about to embark on a week-long trek through the Siberian wilderness, and suddenly your passport’s nowhere to be found. You’ve looked everywhere for it, too. The first thing you’d probably do (after cursing) is call an Australian consulate.

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This man added humour to his obituary and admitted to being Spiderman!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 11 December 2014

In light of a grave situation, Nora McInerny and Aaron Purmort tried to keep a sense of humour after Aaron’s diagnosis of a lethal Grade 4 tumor. After his recent passing, Aaron’s obituary published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune told the truth about Aaron and his illness.

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Artist reimagines fungi specimens as cute plush toys and brooches

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

Vancouver-based artist Hine Mizushima has a knack for taking creepy, icky things and turning them into soft, plush, and huggable works of art. Take for example her collection of hand-stitched fungi specimens. Normally, these organisms are better left out in the wild or on someone’s kitchen chopping board, but thanks to Mizushima’s handiwork, they’re now […]

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One photographer captures a forgotten brain collection at the University of Texas

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 11 December 2014

It was while on assignment photographing for Scientific American at the University of Texas that Adam Voorhes discovered a forgotten collection of 100 brains, all preserved in jars of formaldehyde. After his discovery, Voorhes soon became obsessed with documenting them ‘to reveal their oddities, textures, and otherworldly essence’. Over three days, Voorhess and two others […]

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This Santa has 94% of his body covered in tattoos (some of them Christmas tattoos!)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 11 December 2014

Never judge a book by its cover, especially when that cover is inked from head to toe! Meet Vitor Martins, a resident of Sao Caetano do Sul near Sao Paulo, Brazil. He’s covered in tattoos-in fact 94% of his body is inked-with a mix match of designs covering his body up to his neck. Peace signs, famous faces, and even Santa Claus are tatted onto this man.

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