Donkeys that play dead

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 5 October 2012

Fun fact: possums and some species of snakes and sharks play dead when threatened. It’s a defence mechanism. Extra fun fact: donkeys don’t actually play dead in the wild, but domestic donkeys can be trained to do that. Haha, donkeys are geniuses. They’re not fooling us at all with their legs in the air, but they’re hilarious.

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Yes, that Israeli donkey ride comes with wifi

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 5 October 2012

Talk about roving wifi hotspots. At Kfar Kedem, a historical theme park in Israel, you can get wifi for your connection-starved devices on — of all places — a donkey. There are 30 donkeys at the attraction, of which five now carry wifi routers wherever they go so that park visitors can tweet, post Facebook […]

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Maree Horner’s Furniture of the World

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By Florian Habicht in New Design on Friday 28 January 2011

New Zealand designer Maree Horner likes to drop old donkeys into children’s swimming pools to trigger her subconscious process. In Furniture of the World, a human belly appears from inside a bucket; others rest in a suitcase, a box or bin. Her images are like modern Rubik cubes of male and female genitalia.

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