Awkwardly sitting cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 18 July 2014

There are cats. And then, there are awkwardly sitting cats — balancing themselves delicately with feline bums firmly planted on the floor, chair, bed, whatever — looking down in the dumps, lost in the woods, startled, or just… awkward. That makes it just another instance of ‘cats being cats even when it’s nothing very catlike’.

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Incredible photo as snow monkey takes iPhone away from tourist, then uses it!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 17 July 2014

Forget the apes, these agile snow monkeys might be signaling our downfall instead. While in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten caught the sight of a snow monkey making off with a tourist’s phone, going back into the hot spring with it, where it then started to tinker around with it and even […]

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10 statues having a worse day than you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 17 July 2014

They may not say a thing, but their body language says it all. Slumped over and permanently frozen in despair, these despondent statues — from The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen to many others — remind us all that maybe we’re not exactly all that doomed after all.

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Designer celebrates 75 years of Batman by illustrating 75 of his costumes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

This is the poster that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Designer Salvador Anguiano pays tribute to Batman’s 75th anniversary by illustrating 75 of his most iconic Batsuits in comics, TV, film, videogames, and animation. ‘Batman has got such a rich history that in the end it was really hard to choose […]

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Now you can manipulate your mood, like Facebook did

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 17 July 2014

Hot on the heels of Facebook’s secret news feed experiment that looked at how emotional contagion through social networks changed people’s moods in response to filtered news feeds, artist Lauren McCarthy created Facebook Mood Manipulator, a Chrome browser extension that taps into the same Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC) system used by the Facebook study. […]

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Tokyo kids wear turd hats and jump into giant loo to learn how toilets work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 17 July 2014

Yes, this is now happening in a Tokyo museum: an interactive exhibition about poop, toilets and all that sort of thing. Even space toilets are featured. A major highlight, as these pictures show, is a giant replica of a flush toilet playground, where kids wearing turd hats climb on it with the help of a […]

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These greeting cards will offend you then make you smile right after

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 17 July 2014

There’s nothing more heart-warming than receiving a card that says, ‘I MIGHT PEE ON YOU’, and then opening it up to see that it actually means something a lot less tactless. Heather Abbot, owner of Etsy store FINCHandHARE, designed these witty greeting cards that will first insult you and hurt your feelings, then take it […]

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That time a hedgehog invited two hamsters for a birthday party and had cake

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 17 July 2014

Previously, we showed you a viral video of a hamster stuffing his mouth with a miniature burrito. Not surprisingly, the internet went crazy over it. Now, prepare to have a cuteness implosion as not only one, but two hamsters feast on a tiny birthday cake! And whose birthday are they celebrating? The birthday of an […]

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Smell all the farts! Science claims smelling farts prevents cancer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 17 July 2014

The next time someone passes gas in the elevator, don’t forget to thank him, he might just have helped you avoid cancer. Researchers at the University of Exeter are claiming that hydrogen sulfide, the gas produced by digestive bacteria in our bodies, can actually help prevent diseases like cancer, strokes, arthritis, heart attacks, and dementia.

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These drawings are the result of an artist redoing his childhood drawings from 20 years ago

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

How far has your drawing skills improved since you were a child? Do you still draw the human anatomy as a bunch of sticks, or are you now a renowned artist whose skill with a paint brush is unparalleled? Dutch muralist Telmo Pieper shows us that he has come a long way from his 4-year-old self through his series ‘Kiddie Arts’.

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Children’s drawings are scary when they’re painted with a touch of realism

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

We always knew there was something innately terrifying about children’s artworks. Those charcoal eyes, those jagged strokes of color, those messy portraits of imaginary friends. They’re all so innocent, yet they feel like nightmares waiting to happen. Artist Dave DeVries brings out the sinister side of these innocent illustrations by adding a dose of realism. […]

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Stunning photo series of the South Tyrolean Alps

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Thursday 17 July 2014

We’ve written before on Lost At E Minor before about how much we love the Italian Dolomites, and the same goes for the neighbouring mountains in The South Tyrolean Alps. Recently, Austrian photographer Lukas Furlan took his camera up into the Tyrol Alpine area and came back with this absolutely stunning photographic series.

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Swanky pool in the Mojave desert is open for anyone to take a dip in — if they find it

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 17 July 2014

Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia has done something slightly audacious by bringing public art to a space where the public will need to hunt for it: he built a lux eleven-by-five-feet wide pool in the Southern California desert.

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A huge underground ocean beneath our oceans that could just be the mother of all oceans

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Have you ever spared a thought about the origins of our oceans? Some geologists have made it their job to do so and a few have long postulated that these vast amounts of water may have come from icy comets that landed on Earth. This proposal have recently been refuted by an opposing group who […]

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Artist chose to doodle in something cool rather than dirty

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Gentlemen, admit it. Seeing the near-blank photo above makes you think of something, uhhm, inappropriate. And if you were the one to doodle in the details, you’d probably end up with a sketch of a pinup girl. But one anonymous artist proved that with a bit of imagination (and less green-mindedness), this DIY doodle has […]

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