Chocolates that look like the 8 planets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 April 2014

Poor Pluto, even in culinary circles it’s still not considered a planet. Chocolatier L’eclat of the Righa Royal Hotel in Japan is selling chocolates that look like the planets in our solar system. The delicious, celestial collection includes: Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea), and Neptune (cappuccino).

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In the Philippines, you can go to a mermaid academy and learn to swim like one

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 24 April 2014

Obviously, ‘mermaiding’ or ‘mermaning’ isn’t as much of a niche lifestyle as we thought. A school for mermaid-wannabes actually exists out here in Southeast Asia to make mermaiding accessible to the masses and allow anyone to strap on a mermaid tail and learn to sashay through large water bodies.

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CATable: a table that doubles as a cat playground

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

Can’t bear parting with your cat while you slave away at work? Well then, introducing the ‘CATable’, a table that doubles as a feline playground. With this table, you can work while your cat sneaks in and out of the table’s tunnels.

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13-year-old Mongolian girl hunts with an eagle, has the coolest childhood ever

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 24 April 2014

Travel writer and photographer Asher Svidensky recently spent some time in western Mongolia’s Altai mountains to document a young 13-year-old Kazakh girl who hunts during wintertime with the help of a golden eagle. With eagle-hunting being a traditionally male activity that goes as far back as 2,000 years in Mongolian history, it’s especially inspiring to […]

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B-stylers: Japanese teenagers who want to be black Americans

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By Marta Millere in New Trends on Thursday 24 April 2014

So apparently there is a trend quietly roaming the streets of Japan: B-style. B-style—a contraction of the words ‘Black’ and ‘Lifestyle’ refers to a subculture of Japanese teenagers who love American hip-hop culture so much that they do everything in their power to look as African American as possible. Strange? Hell no!

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One giant leap for humanity: the pizza cake

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Move over, Cronut, we’ve found our new food abomination: the pizza cake. Boston Pizza is currently holding, ‘Pizza Game Changers’, a competition to find out the most innovative and game changing pizza idea there is by way of fan voting. So far, the cake pizza – a six-layer dish stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, ham, and sausage – has been the fan favourite, garnering more than 3, 100 votes.

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True love: Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter engagement rings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Do you know what everlasting and unconditional love sounds like? Pew pew pew! These Star Wars-inspired engagement rings from Paul Michael Design will bring balance to the Force, or your love life, rather. The sapphire X-Wing is currently unavailable (probably went on another Death Star run.) But the 1 carat Black Diamond TIE Fighter is […]

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This Easter Snake is THE most adorable thing ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Canadian DevianART user ‘NocturneJewel’ was visited not by the Easter Bunny, but by something a million times more awesome: the Easter Snake! The pet snake is a leucistic Texas Rat Snake (Pantheropis obsoletus) and goes by the name Crescent. She’s about 9 years old, over 4 feet long, and loves hiding swallowing all your Easter eggs – and probably the Easter Bunny as well.

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Some pretty jaw-dropping cave exploration photos from Robbie Shone

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 22 April 2014

British adventure photographer Robbie Shone’s passion for cave photography started at the age of 14, when he went on a school geography trip to Peak Cavern in Castleton, Derbyshire. Since then, he’s explored the most isolated, longest, deepest, and largest cave systems in the world, compiling a collection of photographs that is a testament to the beauty of nature.

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Regular benches get yarnbombed, turns into crocheted monsters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

It looks like a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building are the latest victims of a yarnbombing, a form of street art that uses knitted yarn as its main weapon rather than spray paint. Artists Jill and Lorna Watt transformed the otherwise dull public benches into amazing public art by adding colour and […]

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The Chinese are dressing up as pandas to get them to act like pandas

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Recently, photographer Ami Vitale went to Sichuan, China with a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to document pandas slated for release into the wild. Since 2005, the Wolong National Nature Reserve there has been trying to raise captive pandas by minimising the risk of the giant bears forming un-panda habits from interacting with […]

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Wedding dress made from divorce papers

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By Milo Sumner in New Fashion on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Ever wondered at the precise definition of irony? Well thanks to Demi Barnes and her incredible wedding dress constructed purely from divorce papers, now you know. Last year, at the tender age of 15, the school girl created the dress from over 1500 divorce papers for her Art GCSE in just ten hours! Fortunately she did not have to source 1500 different papers.

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Have cute cats swim in your coffee with these feline-shaped marshmallows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

An adorable cat peeking at you while it takes a bath in your coffee? You’ll need to have a heart of stone to eat that cute marshmallow. Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow company Yawahada has created its most endearing product yet, CafeCat, a feline-shaped marshmallow.

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Fact: Fish with human teeth actually exist

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The Pacu, a curious sort of South American freshwater fish, recently made headlines last year as a ‘testicle eating fish’ when it surfaced in Papua New Guinea and gnawed the balls off a couple of fishermen. The most remarkable thing about it has to be its incredibly human teeth. Yes, fish with human teeth. Sometimes […]

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This map says Australians have the longest sex in the world while Americans do it most frequently

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Monday 21 April 2014

Congratulations, Australia! It appears that you guys have the best stamina in the world when it comes to sex. According to this infographic, those down under can lust last up to, on average, around 4 minutes. While that’s not exactly what you’d call a marathon, it still is a full 17 seconds to runner up United States, who clocked in at 3:45 but bagged the award for boning the most.

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