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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Why settle for a home by the ocean when you can get a house suspended above it?

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Buying a house near the ocean is so 2013. This year it’s all about the house suspended over the ocean. Because if you’re shelling out big bucks for the view, you might as well get the best you can, right? Now, this home is just a conceptual property for now, but with stunning views of the ocean and those magnificent cliffs along the Great Ocean Road, how could you not want this to go ahead?

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This unique festival lets you try out coffins, funeral clothes and makeup in preparation for your death

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 10 September 2014

So, how would you like to go? With growing interest in ‘shukatsu,’ a coined Japanese term that means activities to prepare for ‘one’s end,’ a ‘try-before-you-die’ festival called Shukatsu Festa has been steadily growing in popularity in Japan. The event this year attracted over 5,000 visitors, with 50 companies competing for their business. Many were eager to lie inside a coffin filled with flowers.

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The Co-Create Series: Rod Smith’s surf video inspired by a stunning rock formation in the Australian outback

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Wednesday 10 September 2014

For the Co-Create series, we’ve invited six of Australia’s most talented creative talents to produce original work exclusively for Lost At E Minor inspired by some of their favourite posts on the site and using only the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In this installment, Rod Smith, formerly of Firekites, now of North Arm, took inspiration from an image of a person on a rock formation in the Australian outback that looked exactly like someone surfing a rock wave to create this beautiful, atmospheric video for his own composition, Onwards Upwards. These are his words about the creative process.

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Stocking is the new planking, according to this blog anyway

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Planking was fun. It grabbed you all the attention you needed and made your friends laugh. But then everyone stopped planking and social media got kind of boring. So someone invented a new trend that’s catching. It’s called stocking and it involves replicating pretty awful stock photos in the most hilarious way possible. It might not sound like much but when you see the images side-by-side, you’re in for a real treat.

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Incredible dash cam footage shows the destruction of a tornado as a Russian man tries to flee his house

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Don’t mess with Mother Nature! That’s the pretty clear message this fierce tornado seems to be sending this hapless Russian man who pulled out of his garage only to be caught smack bang in the middle of its angry winds. As he tries to turn back to his garage, it’s destroyed in front of his […]

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This bizarre contraption makes pudding out of a single egg

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 10 September 2014

All-egg ‘desserts’ aren’t my thing, but they might be yours. And if they’re your thing, then you’ll be super impressed with this Japanese-designed  egg-spinning dessert maker. The Okashina Tamago Mawashite Mawashite Marugoto Purin, or, awkwardly translated as ‘Pudding whole turn turn funny eggs‘ machine takes a single egg at a time, which is then spun around for about 2 minutes.

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This is what your brain looks like after drinking coffee!

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By Zolton in News on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Coffee: can’t function without it, can’t function with it. Well, for some people anyway. But how does it actually affect your brain? Don’t know? Neither did we, until we stumbled upon this fascinating short animation which demystifies the impact that your daily cup (or three) has on your psyche.

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The most epic bath tub of our time is shaped like a relaxing hammock

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Nothing’s more relaxing than lying back on a hammock. But add water to the hammock’s design and you’ve got the most epic bath tub, ever. Designed by London-based Splinter Works, this 2.7-metre long tub, known as the Vessel, is suspended in the air just like a hammock and releases water through the base into a floor drain.

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Watch as an angry ram takes down a drone, and then chases its owner up the path

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 9 September 2014

We love a good drone video, especially if it involves a good animal chase. This video won’t disappoint. When drone flyer ‘Buddhanz1‘ took his FPV quadcopter for a spin in the countryside, he didn’t intend on coming into contact with any animal, let alone an angry ram. But getting a wee bit too close will make any ram lose his cool, and this one took out some sweet revenge on the drone. But watch what happens when the drone is retrieved by its owner. That’s when the ram took things a step further.

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When you realise what these little black dots are, you probably won’t leave the house again!

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Oh man, this is the stuff of nightmares. If stumbling upon a spider on a wall sends a shiver up your spine, then this video panning across the skies showing spiders hanging here, there and everywhere will probably leave you sleepless for weeks. It was shot in Santo Antônio da Platina, a town in the […]

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A guided tour of earth, aboard the international space station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Here’s a guided tour you’ll definitely enjoy. Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made the most of their outer space adventures, and gave us a very special tour of some of the world’s cites and landmarks. Taped by Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, this video shows the ISS traveling at about […]

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