In a town in Norway, people are being paid to ride a bike to work rather than drive

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Thursday 23 October 2014

In many countries it’s commonplace to charge motorists a toll to use certain roads, but what about paying money to cyclists as an incentive to go car-free? That’s exactly what happened recently in Lillestrøm, Norway a few weeks ago. Pedestrians and bike-users were pulled over and handed 100 Kroner (approximately $15) while drivers were ignored.

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Obama was told to stop flirting with a man’s fiancee: his reaction is priceless!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 23 October 2014

While casting his vote in Chicago on Monday, President Obama got caught unexpectedly in a bizarre love triangle. Well, kind of. Fortunately, this hilarious footage was captured and has been broadcast repeatedly since. It all started when a man walking past shouts to Obama: ‘Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.’

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You may do a double-take as you walk pass these works in Istanbul by Spanish street artist Pejac

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spanish street artist Pejac has been delighting his fans around the world with optical illusions that play with the environment they are set against while offering an unusual perspective for the viewer. The artist has said that ‘the least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is […]

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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

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Cool mum dresses her baby in new costumes each day until Halloween

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 October 2014

New York-based writer and mum Jessica Chavkin just can’t wait for Halloween. In fact to show her excitement, she’s counting down the days by dressing up her baby, Noah, in a different costume every day. ‘Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Noah is my favorite thing ever, we are celebrating by counting down with […]

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French artist creates grass carpet running through a sleepy town

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Hollywood eat your heart out! This green grass carpet running through a tiny provincial village in France trumps the red carpet every time. A tiny settlement in the South of France, Jaujac is never the less famous worldwide for it’s ancient walls, rich history and beautiful surroundings. In order to celebrate the little town’s rich heritage and harmony with the nature around it, artist Gaelle Villedary used 1500 feet of turf to create this awesome winding trail of greenery leading through the town.

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Pandas gang up on their zookeeper after he tried giving them medicine

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Here’s something new we learned today: apparently, pandas do not like medicine. In fact, they’ll smother you with fluffy if you as so much try to give them their daily prescription. In the video below, a zookeeper tries to give medicine to two pandas. The pandas, however, mistook the man’s presence as a time for […]

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NYC artists take over subway carriage in a battle of art against advertising

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There was a time when the subway trains of New York were covered in vibrant graffiti, inside and out. Sadly that time is past and now advertising companies pay premium dollar for the same privilege that has made graffiti artists outlaws.

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This is what animals would look like if they were fruits and vegetables

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Vegetarians, look away now. In her bizarre photo series ‘Animal Food’, artist Sarah DeRemer digitally manipulated images of animals to look like chopped up pieces of fruits and vegetables. Some of her animals include the Hippotato, the Frovocado, the Limon, and of course, the Kiwi. The series gives us food for thought (no pun intended) […]

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Banksy strikes again! New work titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum hits a wall in Bristol

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

He may have been the subject of a viral hoax overnight that claimed to have exposed him, but that hasn’t stopped the Banksy juggernaut from keeping on keeping on. He has just published new photos of a large piece in his home town of Bristol called the Girl With a Pierced Eardrum, which is his […]

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How to draw a perfect circle freehand: Yes, it is possible!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 October 2014

No one thought it was possible. Until now. In the tutorial video below, YouTuber Dave Hax shows us how to draw a perfect circle freehand. The technique is so simple, it’ll make you wonder why no one thought of it before: you use your wrist, knuckles, or fingers as your pivot. From there, you spin […]

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Breaking news: Banksy has been arrested and his identity finally revealed! Oh wait, it’s a hoax…

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Tuesday 21 October 2014

It’s been revealed. It’s finally been revealed! Banksy’s real name is Paul. (How boring!) Paul Horner, 35-year-old from Liverpool, England and elusive street artist, was arrested for vandalism, of course. London Police Chief Lyndon Edwards held a press conference to answer questions about Banksy and how Horner was finally apprehended after all these years on the run.

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This tarantula is as big as a puppy and its legs are a foot long!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Harvard University entomologist and photographer Piotr Naskrecki was taking a leisurely nighttime stroll in the jungles of Guyana when he stumbled upon what seem to be a puppy-sized mammal. Curious, he investigated, only to realize that the furry creature was actually the stuff of nightmares: the South American Goliath Birdeater tarantula, reputedly the world’s largest species of arachnid.

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The views inside this $79.5 million New York City penthouse are simply breathtaking!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 20 October 2014

If you’re looking for a new home and you have $79.5-million to spare, head on over to 432 Park Avenue. The newly-built 1,396-foot skyscraper is the tallest residential tower in the entire Western hemisphere and its penthouse will give you unparalleled, 360-degree views of all of New York City. The tower is located between streets […]

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This hilarious video proves that cats really do whatever they want!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Monday 20 October 2014

You’ve decided to play your instrument and sing your piece of music in front of a camera. You’re determined to uploaded it to YouTube in an attempt to be heard, liked and maybe even go viral for your cover of an Aussie songwriter’s one-hit wonder. Then, something unforeseen happens.

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