Polite aussie construction workers shout words of empowerment to women

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 18 April 2014

In this video, Australian construction workers scream to random women on the street empowering statements like, ‘I appreciate your appearance as just one aspect of who you are!’ and ‘I’d like to show you the respect you deserve!’ And the topping on the cake: ‘You know what I’d like to see? A society in which […]

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There’s such a thing as a beekeeping dog, and it is adorable!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 31 March 2014

In Australia, adorkable beekeeping Labrador, ‘Bazz’, helps out beekeeper Josh Kennett in detecting ‘American foulbrood’, a serious disease that spreads among bee colonies. Usually, the Paenibacillus larvae caused by the infection can only be detected under the lens of a microscope. But it turns out that Bazz’s powerful nose is a better alternative. Kennett built […]

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Sandwiches that get delivered via parachute

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 27 March 2014

What does a pair of entrepreneurs do when their pop-up restaurant is located on the 7th floor and they have to deliver food quickly to their customers, who are all on the ground level? Simple, just throw the food out the window. [photos via We Heart]

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PREVIEW: Australia’s 2014 Groovin’ The Moo

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Sunday 2 March 2014

The countdown is on. Yes, very soon the spectacle that is Groovin’ The Moo will once again be hitting Australia’s regional centers in an attempt to bring good music to those who don’t regularly have access to it. Remember all the fun we had last year?

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Australian bank turns ATMs into GAYTMs in celebration of Sydney’s LGBT parade

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Have you ever seen ATMs more fabulous than these GAYTMs in Sydney? I don’t think so! The ANZ Bank in Australia partnered up with TBWA/Whybin Melbourne to celebrate and show its support for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. They commissioned artists to give ten of their ATMs some much needed makeovers, decking the machines out in colourful and bedazzled designs.

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Review: Big Day Out Sydney 2014

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Wednesday 26 February 2014

While Big Day Out is an institution and right of passage for any young Australian who lives close enough to a capital city, 2014′s instalment kind of had me wondering – why isn’t this sold out and where the hell is everyone? Perhaps it was that the day fell on Australia Day – a bogan excuse to get drunk and spit “national pride” into the faces of anyone who’ll come close enough to you, or perhaps it’s that the “big festival” is a dying breed in Australia. Whatever the cause – y’all missed out.

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Peekaboo! Lionel Richie is in your fridge

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 21 February 2014

It’s safe to assume that weird things can happen in Australia. Gators in your pool, spiders in your toilet, Lionel Richie in your fridge… Wait, what? In a funny advertisement by Tap King, a home system for draught beer, various men are seen opening their fridge with no luck in finding anything worthwhile. In comes […]

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Meet the skateboarding feline of Coolangatta, Australia

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 15 February 2014

In the Australian town of Coolangatta, there’s a cat whose claim to fame is to be the Tony Hawk of felines. Didga, the skateboarding cat, was seen cruising through town on his motorized skateboard name Ollie. People left and right couldn’t believe their eyes with what they were seeing. What’s more impressive is that Didga […]

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Australia’s very unexpected public service announcement

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Well, that escalated quickly. ‘Set Yourself Free’ is an Australian public service announcement in which a group of students sneak out of class, hop onto a hipster van, and head to the beach to do very cheesy stuff. We’re not going to spoil you on what happens next, but we promise it’s going to be […]

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The Giant Gippsland: Australia’s monster earthworms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 16 January 2014

First spiders, then crocodiles, now Anaconda-sized earthworms? Australia is really making it hard for me to pay them a visit. The Giant Gippsland, which can be found in Gippsland in the south-eastern part of Australia, is 31 inches long and one inch thick. That makes it the world’s largest species of earthworms. But worry not, […]

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Grocery store sells rotten fruit to raise awareness about food wastage

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 13 January 2014

Whenever you head down to your local grocery store, you expect to see an array of fresh food that will keep long enough for you to chow down on it once it’s home. But what if you turned up and all of the produce was rotten? Well that’s exactly what happened to those people who […]

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The Cube: make art with colours from the real world

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By Cormack O'Connor in Tech on Sunday 12 January 2014

Australian product development studio SwatchMate have come up with one of the most innovative design tools we’ve seen yet: the Cube, which gives you the ability to design and make art with colours from the real world. Basically, it’s a colour scanner which sends data about the colour it sees to your smartphone – or […]

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Stone Clothing makes clothes out of, er, stone

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 11 January 2014

As well as you dress whenever you’re out, we all know that you find guilty, guilty comfort in your tracksuit while at home. It’s ok, we all do. However, what if it were made of stone? The one you’re looking at is. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is changing the way we think about art material by taking it out of context.

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Win a night out with Aussie funnyman Chris Taylor

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Saturday 11 January 2014

If you’ve ever watched The Chaser and thought, ‘I’d love to have a beer with these guys’, here’s your chance. Aussie funnyman and Chaser star Chris Taylor has a role in Stuart McBratney’s new film Pop-Up, and he’s raising money for their Kickstarter campaign by ‘donating his liver’. Watch this video and you and four […]

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Looking to invest? Buy shares in this Melbourne brothel

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Tuesday 7 January 2014

We all like to make a bit of extra cash and investing in companies seems like a pretty popular way to do it. Of course, there are some pretty popular shares to buy depending on what takes your fancy – mining companies, banks and tech companies are doing very well. But if you’re looking for […]

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