In Tokyo, cosplayers raced around the streets as real-life Mario Kart

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 19 November 2014

You be you, Japan. Last weekend in Tokyo, cosplayers dressed up as Mario Kart characters raced around the city’s busy streets. The drivers also took the time to stop and take pictures with amused bystanders and motorists. No banana peels and shells were thrown – sadly – as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and the […]

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Watch out: the zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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The zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne, though not the way you imagine it to be. On 25 October, Meburnians will be treated to a Tomorrowland-esque event filled with food, booze, and music – but not before they pass through a haunted house filled with flesh-hungry zombies first!

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Throw paint at someone at the Holi Festival in Melbourne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 9 October 2014

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Every year on the day of the full moon of the Phalguna month (usually March or February), India celebrates the festival of colours, or more popularly known as the HOLI Festival. It’s an ancient Hindu religious festival that marks the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and the arrival of spring, and the equality of all Indian castes.

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Melburnians celebrate Oktoberfest at Hoptoberfest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 7 October 2014

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Ah, it’s that month of the year again when we do nothing but chug barrels of beer (which now that I think about it, that probably qualifies as EVERY month of the year!) Hoptoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating the wonderful tradition of Oktoberfest. Hosted by Hophaus, 5,600 Melburnians will be at Bavarian beer hall at the same time as 6 million Oktoberfest attendees in Munich.

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In Australia, a pet goldfish was successfully given brain surgery

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 19 September 2014

This story sounds fishy, but it’s true! 10-year old pet goldfish George was recently diagnosed with a tumor in his head. His family, rather than opting to cruelly flush him down the toilet, chose to have him undergo a $200 brain surgery instead.

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Loving parents gave their son a secret treasure room for his birthday

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Some kids have all the luck. While most of us grew up sharing a room with a sibling – or if you’re lucky, you had your own room – this kid has his own room AND a secret treasure room! A few years ago, Sarah Goer and her husband discovered a hidden storage space when they moved into their home. They decided to turn it into a secret room, or as their son likes to call it, a Secret Treasure Room. But the timing wasn’t right, seeing how no 2-year-old could have any use for an extra room.

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Office thief kidnaps a sandwich and leaves a ransom note, hilarity ensues

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Oh the gems you find on the internet. In anonymous office somewhere in the world, a sandwich went missing. *dun dun dun dun* Its frustrated owner then posted a note, calling out the unknown sandwich thief to stop the shenanigans. Here’s where it gets exciting: the thief responds with a ransom note! And from there […]

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Aww: Frozen-themed marriage proposal will make your day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

It just had to happen. After all the Frozen-inspired things we’ve seen (mostly song covers) since the film’s release, we now finally have a Frozen wedding proposal! Denver-based Brian Davis wanted to give his college sweetheart, Michelle Seguin, a very special proposal. So he did it the most romantic way he knew how: do it […]

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Smell all the farts! Science claims smelling farts prevents cancer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 17 July 2014

The next time someone passes gas in the elevator, don’t forget to thank him, he might just have helped you avoid cancer. Researchers at the University of Exeter are claiming that hydrogen sulfide, the gas produced by digestive bacteria in our bodies, can actually help prevent diseases like cancer, strokes, arthritis, heart attacks, and dementia.

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You heard that right: the world’s first bouncy castle inspired by boobs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2014

This is one bouncy castle that grown men will be delighted to jump in. Created by London-based creative duo Bompas & Parr in collaboration with NYC’s Museum of Sex, ‘Jump for Joy’ is a bouncy house that’s filled with humungous plastic boobs. It’s one of five attractions at the upcoming exhibit, ‘FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground’.

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This mum got the most adorable and unexpected letter from daycamp

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 13 June 2014

Indeed, kids say the darndest things. Just last year, The Huffington Post’s Liesl Testwuide sent her 8-year old son to daycamp. Like any other loving parent, she missed him dearly, so she wrote him letters. She’d imagined he’d write back with something like this…

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The best parents in the world held a Game of Thrones party for their 1-year old

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 12 June 2014

All men must die throw their kids an awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ themed birthday party – like what parents Eric and Lisa Cheung did for their 1-year-old, Emma. The not-so-bloody event included adorable props inspired by the George R.R. Martin series, like a mini Iron Throne for the young Khaleesi.

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The great escape: pig jumps out of moving truck in desperate bid for freedom

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 9 June 2014

‘We’re gonna escape this dang truck or die trying!’ said the brave pig to his fellow inmates as they made their way to a slaughter house in Foshan, China. These images were captured by a keen-eyed driver who was driving right behind the moving pig transport. It shows a daring pig attempting to, as Mirror puts it, ‘save his bacon’.

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Here’s a bear hanging out on a hammock. You’re welcome

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Yes you read that right. This is a photo of a black bear. Lying down on a hammock. A Florida neighborhood got the spook of their lives the other day when a black bear searched their area for food. After a hard day’s work of rummaging through the trash, the bear decided to chill a bit by hanging out in a resident’s backyard hammock.

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Yup, that’s a baby woolly mammoth in a suitcase

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 2 June 2014

42,000 years later, this baby woolly mammoth makes us cry with her sad tale. Lyuba, the world’s most complete mammoth, was following her mother across an ancient river bank in Siberia when she accidentally fell into a mud hole, burying her in sediment and choking her to death instantly. Much like our modern-day elephants, scientists believe her mother grieved for Lyuba’s untimely passing. She was only 35 days old at the time of the incident.

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