Colourful street art, courtesy of your garden’s slimy snails

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 25 October 2014

That snail you’ve seen hanging out in your garden all week isn’t on his favourite leaf this morning. You liked that snail and you wonder where he slid off to. And then as you place your foot down on the concrete, you hear that crunch. You’ve stepped on your snail buddy and he’s now a goopy mess.

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Exposed! Swedish scientists secretly race to hide Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 24 October 2014

Haha, what a riot. Apparently it all started 17 years ago, when professors John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute titled their research article ‘Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind’ (the latter half is a lyric from Bob Dylan’s 1962 song Blowin’ in the Wind).

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Best job perk ever? This creative agency sends its employees off with $1,500 budget to travel for inspiration

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 24 October 2014

What, for real? thinkPARALLAX, a creative agency based in Californian coastal beach city Encinitas, is giving each employee $1,500 to travel anywhere they like to in the world and get inspired. They even get an additional paid day off to do this. As the agency states on their site, the idea for this initiative hinges on having ‘happy employees… with energizing experiences that will allow them to continue creating exceptional work for our clients’.

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Heartbroken woman spends entire week at KFC to get over ex

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Friday 24 October 2014

Most of us would turn to a tub of ice cream to mend our broken hearts. But Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu, China turned to some good, ‘ol finger lickin’ good KFC. For an entire week. Tan who just got dumped by her boyfriend, was on her way home when she stopped at a 24-hour KFC to get some comfort food. She would stay there for the next 7 days.

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If Star Wars was part of everyday life

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 October 2014

Well, just how beautiful are these? ‘Very’ doesn’t even come close. According to Toronto-based photographer Thomas Daggs on his site, the series is reminiscent of his young imaginative mind as a young Star Wars fan, who, at the age of eight, saw elements from the trilogy everywhere he turned while growing up. These doctored images […]

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Artist uses glass instead of yarn to make these amazing knittings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

It boggles the mind how artist Carol Milne was able to manipulate glass to look like row upon row of intertwined yarn. You see, the melting point of glass is between 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, so how was she able to knit the fragile – not to mention very hot – material into intricate artworks?

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Here’s a new video game where you play as a slice of bread

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

Guys, remember when we showed you the video game where you could play as a wild goat? That was pretty awesome and weird. Well, now you can play a video game as a slice of bread. Simply called I Am Bread, this truly bizarre video game allows you to wander through different rooms of a house before reaching the table.

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The death of conversation is well and truly alive in these images

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

While smartphones and social media keep us more connected, are they killing everyday conversation? Remember when you’d dine out and nobody had a mobile phone on them? Those were the days. London-based street photographer Babycakes Romero wanted to document the shift in how we now communicate with one another, so created his photo series, The Death of Conversation.

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The Hobbit in 72 seconds (33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you really can’t afford to spend 8+ hours watching all of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, you can just buy the books and take your time reading through them… or you can watch 72 seconds of The Hobbit and be caught up with the entire story. Kinda.

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The guitar doorbell is a great alternative to the traditional doorbell

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

Instead of settling for a doorbell with that irritating chime sound, you should definitely switch it up and order a Guitar Doorbell! It’s just what it sounds like-a guitar mounted over the doorway with a plectrum striker attached to the swinging door.

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

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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!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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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Weird terrariums make plants look like they have legs

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

Groot, is that you? Milan-based designer and creative director Matteo Cibic has created a collection of surreal terrariums that let plants stand on their own two feet – if plants had feet, that is.

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