This proves that San Francisco is ridiculously more expensive than other cities!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Monday 15 September 2014

After seeing these infographics, you’ll want to move out of San Francisco immediately – unless you want to pay more for a cheeseburger meal upsize. Designer Annalisa van der Bergh and photographer Sierra Hartman of The Bold Italic decided to compare food prices between San Francisco and other US cities. Turns out, you’d get more […]

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Stocking is the new planking, according to this blog anyway

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 10 September 2014

Planking was fun. It grabbed you all the attention you needed and made your friends laugh. But then everyone stopped planking and social media got kind of boring. So someone invented a new trend that’s catching. It’s called stocking and it involves replicating pretty awful stock photos in the most hilarious way possible. It might not sound like much but when you see the images side-by-side, you’re in for a real treat.

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This guy set a world record by having 41 Homer Simpsons tattooed on his arm

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

27-year-old Lee Weir from New Zealand grew up under a household that banned him from watching his beloved TV series, The Simpsons. ‘I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up as my dad was a real life Ned Flanders’, he recalls. ‘He wouldn’t let me watch as it depicted the father and the head of the household to be a buffoon.

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Joan Pujol Garcia: the good guy double agent con artist

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

There are two types of bullshit in the world: the average one, and then there’s the Joan Pujol Garcia one, which is inventing a fake spy network and fooling the Nazis to cough up over $4 million – and still get a medal from them!

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Shaking head selfies are becoming popular in Japan

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 3 June 2014

I think they captured their best angle with this one. Yup, this selfie trend will definitely be turning heads. Currently in Japan, taking head-shaking photos is slowly becoming popular. They call it, ‘atama furinagara shashin toru no’, or translated as, ‘shaking your head while taking a photo’. Some may find it amusing and funny, but […]

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Aww: this husky was raised with cats and acts like them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 3 June 2014

She may not have a cat for a butt – or conversely, be the butt of a cat – but I think we’ve just found the real life CatDog. Tally, or Tao Tao (which means ‘mischievous’ in Chinese), is a husky/malamute who was raised with cats as a puppy. At the age of two, she was adopted by Redditor ‘Dong_of_justice’, who shares that she still displays cat-like behavior well into adulthood.

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MONA in Hobart, Tasmania: the largest privately-owned museum in Australia

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 3 June 2014

On a recent trip to Tasmania, I had the opportunity to visit MONA, which after hearing so much hype and doing an abundance of background reading, I predicted would be a highlight of my already-amazing trip. I wasn’t wrong.

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The world’s oldest cat is 24 years old (114 human years)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.

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Duck Machine: rubber duckies in synchronized symphony

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 20 May 2014

Here’s your mesmerizing video for the day. Electromechanical manufacturer Faz Elektrik had the challenging job to get ordinary people excited about, er…motors, so they enlisted the help of British artist David Cranmer to give their project an interesting twist. Together, they created ‘a programmable matrix of 49 ducks that appear to float gracefully on invisible […]

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Realistically Proportioned Barbie: we interviewed the artist who created it!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 1 March 2014

Finally, someone had the guts to stand up to that faker, Barbie. Pennsylvania-based artist, Nickolay Lamm, not only voiced out his opinion against Barbie-maker, Mattel, but also created a realistic and properly proportioned version of the doll. In this exclusive interview with the artist, we ask him why he created a ‘Real Barbie’ and how the move has affected the public’s perception. [read our original post about this Barbie here]

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Hipster nerd glasses tamed by cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 24 February 2014

Nobody, absolutely nobody, is immune to the power of cats. Our feline overlords hold such authority, they don’t just make nerd glasses ironic, they make them iconic. Guess there’s a reason why people with swag get upgraded to being labelled as cool cats.

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Somewhat important movies tamed by alternative film titles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Thursday 20 February 2014

Well, just because all movies in the world deserve a reality check. These alternative textual takes on these movie posters have the type of honest-to-goodness spin that we all know is far more true. They are priceless.

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You can re-live the good ol’ days with the Tamagotchi app

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Don’t lie, you know that Tamagotchi was the best thing that happened in 1997. Now you can re-live the glory days on your iPhone or Android, thanks to the free Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app. You can play in old-school black and white pixel mode, or you can try out the full colour hi-res App mode. Just […]

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This is what the inside of an Amazon warehouse looks like

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 12 February 2014

We’ve all bought things on Amazon, but how many of us know exactly goes on inside these ‘fulfillment centers’ otherwise known as Amazon’s warehouses? These photos show us what it looks like inside this particular warehouse in Arizona, so we can understand the mystery just a little bit better.

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All-in-one coffee machine lets you make your own brew from scratch, including roasting the beans

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 5 February 2014

A two-man team from Berlin is aiming to empower coffee farmers around the world by helping them trade the good stuff – that’s green raw coffee beans – to consumers directly. Obviously, they also built a machine so the latter can actually brew some good stuff from the raw beans. Now, after 135 prototypes, Bonaverde […]

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