Bad, taxidermy! Bad!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Don’t know about you, but we can’t find much reason to be hooked on a site that showcases ‘the absolute worst of the taxidermic art’. It’s just one of these things you can’t tear yourself away from because it’s so unbelievably bad. However, when you finally do look away, it’s amazing how anything you set […]

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Amazing Graffiti art by ESTOY

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Santiago is street artist ESTOY’s playground, and boy, does he play well. Just from looking at these pictures, we can’t help but be drawn in to his intricate and whimsical works that often contain tribal motifs too.

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The 10 worst things to buy for your partner for Christmas this year

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Christmas is near and the question that always haunts us during this time of year resurfaces once again: ‘What do I get her/him?’ Well, we do not know the answer for that, but here’s a list of what not to give. Take notes, people.

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Doggelganger: Where humans meet their doggie doubles

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

What an idea. A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Pedigree Adoption Drive, aided by Colenso BBDO Auckland, decided to use facial mapping software to match canines looking for adoption to the humans they resemble. It works like this: interested human uploads a photo, software scans a database of thousands of adoptable dogs for a […]

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Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Cleveland-based Leah Likes has created Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation, a Tumblr that artfully takes screenshots from the cult series out of context by mashing them up with the often alcohol-fueled Texts from Last Night. Nice!

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30 squats will get you a subway ride in Moscow

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Olympic fever looks to be taking over the Russian capital with a Moscow subway handing out tickets all for the price of 30 squats. This special ticket machine was placed in a local subway of Moscow and passengers were given the option of exercising for their fares! From young kids to adults, everyone in this […]

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The smallest Armadillo species in the world: the Pink Fairy Armadillo

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 18 November 2013

It looks more like a mythical creature but this is in fact the smallest armadillo in the world. It weighs in around 100 grams (3.5 oz) and fits into your hand (if you’d want to touch it, that is). It’s covered in silky, white hair and its hard outer covering is rich in blood vessels […]

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Sleep with the polar bears at Canada’s Tundra Lodge

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 18 November 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to come face to face with a polar bear without the risk of being eaten alive? Welcome to Canada’s Tundra Lodge! ‘Strategically placed on a small spit of land that just out into the Hudson Bay’, this incredible part of the world attracts the highest number of polar bears in the world. The Tundra Lodge is a rolling hotel with sleeper train cars for polar bear watching, and if you’re lucky, a viewing of the Northern Lights, too.

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Now you can shower horizontally

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 18 November 2013

Say what you want about how this new bathroom fixture will make us even more lazy, but the idea of a shower and bath combined sounds like heaven! Designed by Sieger Design, with interior design Scien + Pier, the Horizontal Shower actually includes six different shower heads that can be programmed to give a range of water temps, intensity and quantity, plus other cool features to provide ‘balancing, energizing, or de-stressing effects’.

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How about a spaceship inspired jet capsule for the high seas?

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 18 November 2013

Take a look at your future, sailors. This futuristic jet capsule has been created by Pierpaolo Lazzarini and is designed to fit up to four people at a time. Constructed with fiberglass and stainless steel, the concept behind this capsule was ‘to have a boat small enough to take people out for drinks and dinner […]

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Inspiration porn: exploiting people with disabilities

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By Rachel Kinbar in Video on Monday 18 November 2013

Last week while innocently browsing the internet, I came across a video that left me feeling kind of … weird. Okay, so there are lots of videos that do that, but usually I know the reason why right away. But this time, I couldn’t figure out my discomfort. The video was about a man who […]

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Weird pancake fetish video

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 15 November 2013

We all love pancakes. But this guy just takes the cake, uhhmm err, pancakes that is. Youtuber Alex Tymchak posted a video simply named Pancake. It’s a video dedicated to show his love for one of the best breakfast foods in the world. If by any chance while viewing this video, you ask yourself, ‘what […]

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Guys, why lift weights when you can lift boobs?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Yes, a Kiev-based creative agency has cheekily developed these kettlebells shaped like boobs. There’s some sort of correlation between 1. weights and boobs (mmm, boob lifts?), and 2. guys and boobs (guys, er, like boobs). Therefore, guys like lifting boobs. Right? Right.

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‘And the Ig Nobel Prize goes to…’: Celebrating 2013’s most banal science discoveries

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 22 October 2013

The Ig Nobel Prizes, which takes the mickey out of the real Nobel Prizes as genuine Nobel laureates present awards to those who have made the most banal breakthroughs in the world, is a brilliant, brilliant — and did we say ‘brilliant’? — affair. This year’s Probability Prize, for instance, deservingly went to a team […]

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You can ship animal waste anonymously to your enemy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 21 October 2013

Whoah, what is this? If it doesn’t smell fishy, it must at least smell like fish poop. Not that you’d find an option to ship that, though on Shit Senders, which allows you to order fresh dung (choose from the fine produce of cows, elephants, gorillas — or make a combo shit pack) and send it to the vile company you keep.

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