Extraordinary photos of Octogoat: the goat born with 8 legs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Sunday 11 May 2014

Of course the internet had to go and dub the 8-legged goat as ‘Octogoat’. It’s sheer genius! On his farm in Croatia, farmer Zoran Paparic received the shock of his life when his goat Sarka gave birth to a kid with 8 legs and both male and female reproductive organs.

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Beards are no longer attractive, says science

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Sorry, hipsters, beards have finally become too mainstream. In fact, scientists at the University of New South Wales claim that the popularity of beards has reached its saturation point. ‘Peak Beard’, as they like to call it, is that awkward moment where there are too many bearded people in society, causing the novelty to lose its attraction.

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The first café in the US where you get to drink coffee and play with cats

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Oh, this is the purrrfect coffee shop for cat lovers in America! Cat Café is a pop-up coffee shop that opened up just recently in New York. What makes this place so different is that it’s the first cat-themed café in the US, allowing its customers to mingle with cats as they enjoy their cup of coffee.

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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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That perfectly normal Tokyo day where everyone was a giant pigeon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Is anyone even surprised that this happened in Japan? It all began last year when Japanese comedy site, Daily Portal Z, immortalized themselves in Google Street View fame by wearing pigeon masks (you can check it right here).

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Meet Ratzilla: the 15 inch long rat that terrorized an entire family and their cat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 28 March 2014

Forget Godzilla, here’s what we all should be running away from: a monster rat that chewed its way through a concrete wall and settled inside a Swedish family’s kitchen. The Bengtsson-Korsas family realized a disturbance in their household when their cat, Enok, refused to go into their kitchen. What they didn’t know was that the 15 inch long (tail not included) Ratzilla, had already made the space behind the dishwasher its home.

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Sheer genius: teacher threatens noisy students with Game of Thrones spoilers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 27 March 2014

Gone are the days of detention and dunce caps. One clever educator in a Belgian high school has found the ultimate weapon against misbehaving students: Game of Thrones spoilers. An unnamed math teacher asked his students who among them were avid fans of the program, eliciting the majority to raise their hands, to which he responded: ‘Well, I’ve read all the books. If there is too much noise, I will write the names of the dead on the board’.

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Netizens fall head over heels for female attorney general of Crimea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

While the crisis in Crimea continues to capture our attention and prayers, netizens – most of them Japanese – have had their hearts captured by a related development. It looks like 33-year old Natalia Poklonskaya, the new attorney general of Crimea, has caught the fancy of many for her stunning looks and ‘macho’ military ranking. […]

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WTF! Student destroys 200 year old sculpture by sitting on it and taking a selfie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

This is why we can’t have nice things. The Drunken Satyr, an early 19th century sculpture was given an untimely amputation after a student attempted to snap a selfie while sitting on its lap. The school security then got the shock of their lives – and possibly their careers – after discovering the ‘rehabilitation work’ the following morning at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. CCTV footage even shows the bright perpetrator sitting on the valuable artwork’s lap when it crumbled and shattered against the floor.

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These freezing puppies will bark all day until the fire is lit and then they huddle around it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 6 March 2014

If these adorable photos don’t melt your heart, then your middle name must be ‘Polar Vortex’. In a kitchen in Juilongjian Forest Park, Ruchen County, China, puppies huddle around a staff canteen stove to keep their cold little bodies warm and toasty. Despite their thick and fluffy fur, it’s still not enough to protect them […]

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Blame the hipsters! Beard implants are now a ‘trend’

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 27 February 2014

It’s official: beards are as trendy as boobs. So much that many men in New York’s hipster-filled neighbourhoods of Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Bushwick, are coughing up as much as $7,000 to get a thicker and manlier coat of facial hair. This was recently discovered by website DNA Info, when they interviewed a few plastic surgeons. Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Midtown East surgeon, said that facial hair transplants are on the rise especially now that it’s fashionable. In fact, he averages three beard implants a week, compared to only a handful a year a few years ago.

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Girl scout sells 117 boxes of cookies in 2 hours in front of a marijuana dispensary

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 26 February 2014

I must say, her sales have been pretty high as of late! 13-year old Girl Scout Danielle Lei was able to sell 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in 2 hours, because she followed the old business advice: ‘location, location, location’. She set up shop outside ‘The Green Cross’, a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco; and for all you innocent souls out there, that only means one thing. MUNCHIES!

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This guy outsourced his job to China so he could watch cat videos all day

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 14 January 2014

What is this? An enterprising code developer working for a US infrastructure firm actually outsourced his entire job to a Chinese company so all he had to do every day was to turn up in office at 9am, go on Reddit, watch cat videos, take a lunch break, go on Ebay, check Facebook and LinkedIn updates, hand in a work report for the day, then knock off at 5pm sharp.

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At Stanford, a poetry slam took place with, er, programming code

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 7 January 2014

The first-ever Stanford Code Poetry Slam recently took place in November last year, with participants presenting their flowing works of poems in computer code format. The slam was organized by German studies grad student Melissa Kagen and computer-based music theory and acoustics grad student Kurt James Werner, who intend to make the event a quarterly […]

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Returning to Earth from the International Space Station

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 18 November 2013

We’re a few years away from civilian space flights, so the next best thing is experiencing the dramatic return to earth through video. Released this week by the European Space Agency, this video features landing footage and interviews with former astronauts to give you an insider’s look at the ‘undocking, reentry, and landing of the […]

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