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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

The International Drone Photography Contest

International Drone Photography Contest

 

Dronestagram’s fourth annual International Drone Photography Contest didn’t feature photos of your next door neighbour’s garden, and you sunbathing in

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Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hairy legs leggings are a hoot

Hairy leg leggings will make everyone think you have really hairy legs. The big joke is that underneath the legging you really do have hairy legs, which makes the hairy legs leggings an act of sartorial

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Posted: 7th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Donald Trump buttplug to ‘Putin your butt’

Donal tRump buttplug

 

With this Donald Trump buttplug you can shove the President where the sun doesn’t shine. Etsy shop  Lovecrafters Toys  is selling the Donald Trump buttplug “the

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Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to open a wheel of Parmesan cheese (Video)

 

You can crack open a wheel of Parmesan-style Trentingrana cheese inside 7 minutes.  Carlo Guffanti  stars in this how-to do it video guide  us

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Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular

How do you write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular?  Buzzsumo  looked at 100 million story headlines on Facebook and analysed how far they travelled in terms of shares and likes. This “will make you” more viral than

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frankie Doodle Dandy: All the pizazz of the Fourth of July

Frankie Doodle Dandy wishes you a happy Independence Day.

 

frankie Doodle Dandy

 

Sitting on a blanket of American cheese, he rides in on a toasted English. He’s a Swift Premium Frank. All-American. All-delicious. He’s made with delicious cuts of

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Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vermont maple syrups takes like urine? The advert says it does

Vermont maple syrup takes of…

 

vermont maple syrup

 

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Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coins and the superstitious to be added to banned items on planes

Add coins to the list of items banned on aircraft. And you can add the superstitious, too. Because a woman boarding a China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou thought it good luck to toss nine coins into the

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers put glasses on museum’s floor and people thought it was art

When we saw Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photography being passed off as a talent for anything other than parody, we recalled another example of meaningless nonsense being passed off as art. In 2016, two pranksters placed a pair of spectacles on

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children’s cigarette dummies are smoking’s new taboo

Richard Littler‏ spots this warning on cigaret packets in Germany. He tweets: “My powers of judgement are totally shot. From this image, I can’t tell if smoking is a good or bad thing.”

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Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This No Face Money box from Spirited Away is a must have

This money box based on the character No Face on the 20-01 movie Spirited Away is great.

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Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell Tower: let’s envy the ‘victims’ in their luxury flats

Kensington Row grenfell tower

 

After Grenfell Tower, news that displaced residents will be rehoused in “Posh New £5m Flats” (Star)  at a new-build complex called Kensington Row located around a mile and a half from the disaster. The development has 68 flats, where

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Google News, Money, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kelly LeBrock’s Weird Science jacket is on sale

Kelly brook weird science jacket

 

Here’s your chance to own the jacket Kelly LeBrock wore as Lisa in Weird Science (1985). You’ll need at least $30,000.

Profiles in History  trails the item:

Original black leather bolero-style women’s bomber jacket with short shawl lapel and

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barbie’s Ken’s got a manbun and cornrows

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Keeping in step with the times, Mattel has unleashed a new range of  Fashionistas Barbie and Ken dolls . This 40-strong platoon of dollies come in a range of shapes to reflect modern humanity’s obsession with individuality. You can

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stephen King’s recipe for successful writing

Stephen King In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft addresses the importance of a good night’s sleep and become a better writer:

Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream. Your

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker  has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

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Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Phoenicopterus Rex: a giant pink flamingo looms over Black Rock City

Phoenicopterus Rex

 

The fetish for big man-made things is one of our pet loves. A trip round Australia in the 1990s introduced me to The Big… Ant, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Chook and lots, lots more big plastic landmarks. Artist Josh Zubkoff

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Google News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0