You can now get your very own unofficial LEGO strip club set

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Probably not suitable for those under 18, this is ‘The Centre for the Performing Arts’ LEGO set by online store Citizen Brick. It has zebra-print couches, a pole, and tons of cash to throw around – this isn’t your typical performing arts theatre.

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Here’s why men always think women are flirting with them (spoiler: it’s not their fault!)

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Ladies, did you ever wonder why your smile got misinterpreted as something more? Well, you’re not crazy. There’s an entire gender-behavioural study explaining why men always think women are flirting with them, and New York Magazine recently published an article explaining what goes on in a man’s head when a lady flashes him a grin.

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Angela Merkel gets the hipster treatment in this completely weird Tumblr account

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Angela Merkel is a straight-talking politician with no time for a Tumblr account of her own. So someone decided to help the German chancellor express herself online, with a Tumblr account called HipsterMerkel.

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Photographer beautifully documents her pitbull’s last family vacation

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By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Tuesday 24 February 2015

After watching their American Staffordshire Terrier, Mr Dukes, fight mast cell cancer for two years, photographer Zhenia Bulawka and her boyfriend Christian decided to give their courageous four-legged companion a special vacation. Zhenia then shared photos of the special vacation and her family’s touching story.

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This 7-week-old boy got a rather awful makeover courtesy of mum

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 24 February 2015

When you’re a new mum and you’ve finally got a few spare minutes on your hands, you can perhaps grab a coffee, check email or call a friend. Imgur user Unicornreality decided to use her precious spare time to find out what her newborn would look like with a face full of makeup.

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Charles Darwin’s kids doodled all over his original manuscript… and he was ok with it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Obviously when Charles Darwin was writing up his manuscript On the Origin of Species, there were no home computers around. And typewriters had just been invented, so he was left to the trusty pen to gather his thoughts. And as life goes, when you write with pen and paper, you’re bound to have something spill on that manuscript and ruin it. 

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These elderly Chinese women wake up at 4am daily to feed 1,300 dogs

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Thanks to five elderly women from Weinan, Shaanxi Province of China, over 1,300 stray dogs have been saved from the pound, fed and taken care of for the last six years. With so many dogs depending on them, these plucky women, who are in their 60s and 70s, wake up at 4am to prepare 400 kilograms of dog food every single day.

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Cookie Monster gets deep, sharing food-related shower thoughts

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 23 February 2015

You might know of a subreddit called Shower Thoughts. It’s where people go to score karma points for sharing their musings while bathing, such as ‘If Mary gave birth to Jesus, and Jesus is the Lamb of God, then Mary had a Little Lamb’. You get the drift.

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It took 400,000 Lego pieces to build this magical Hogwarts Castle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 23 February 2015

The films may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean Harry Potter fans have quit making incredible displays. This homemade Hogwarts Castle was created by Alice Finch from Seattle, who wanted to surprise her kids.

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Soon you can remove terrible tattoos with a simple, pain-free cream

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Monday 23 February 2015

Those drunken nights of bad decisions that left permanent ink on your torso will soon be a regret you can easily remove and hopefully forget. Alec Falkenham, a 27-year-old researcher from Dalhousie University in Canada, is determined to help you remove those terrible tatts with a simple cream.

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Abandoned basketball rings from around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 23 February 2015

Basketball might be a popular sport all over the world, but that doesn’t mean basketball rings are just as popular, as proven by photographer Chris Tubbs. In his series Out of Doors, Tubbs explores less fortunate basketball setups in 37 countries.

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Canadian photographer uses small attic to create magical fairytale scenes

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By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Monday 23 February 2015

Canadian portrait photographer Daniela Majic wanted to send a message – ‘use what you have to create something beautiful’. So she transformed her small attic into a fairytale garden.

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This little girl is the cutest cyclops we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 23 February 2015

Never did we think there’d come a day when the words ‘cyclops’ and ‘cute’ would be used in the same sentence. But in 2012 at the Wonder Festival in Tokyo, photographer Danny Choo took photos of this adorable little girl dressed as the mythic Greek monster. It’s adorable creepy, I tell ya.

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This cool beehive tap automatically collects honey without disturbing the bees

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 23 February 2015

This is the Flow Hive, a revolutionary invention that promises to change the way we collect honey forever. Invented by Australian father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson, it replaces the traditional process of honey extraction by allowing users to simply turn a tap and watch the honey come out.

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This 3-year-old has got to be the most enthusiastic martial artist we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 23 February 2015

3-year-old Sophie Wong might not yet know much about Taekwondo, but she’s definitely taking us down with her cuteness. In the video below, she shows us her enthusiasm and conviction as she recites the student creed. She’s so endearing, her footage has reportedly been viewed more than 15 million times.

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