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Deaf man gets pleasant surprise as entire neighborhood secretly learns sign language

Here’s an adorable video that follows Muharrem, a deaf man from Istanbul. One fine morning, Muharrem gets a nice surprise as he sees that his neighborhood has learnt sign language and communication is much easier now. That’s a sweet heartwarming story, with tons of empathy pouring through.

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Random

You know it is stupid, but you’re willing to indulge the selfie toaster

Why would you want to burn your selfie onto your toast? You don’t. But, well, it’s an interesting idea so maybe you ought to try it. It’s probably not as fun as having Jesus on the toast, but you’ll learn to live with it.

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Cool

Ah! What a nice, plaid group of humans

Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun has a nice collection of plaid designs in his portfolio. These “designs” are digital manipulations created from overhead images from the vast sea of humans that are Beijing’s streets. The artist photographs the swarms of people that throng the streets of Beijing and repeats observed patterns, while reducing the actual image to a bird’s eye view. These images take the form of interlocking designs that are usually seen in plaid fabric.

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Videos

Stereotypes of Europe, with a hint of the USA [video]

Ah, stereotypes. They’re so much fun if done tastefully, unless you get overcritical of what they portray. So sit back, relax and see Europe through the eyes of stereotypes. The video starts with how the USA views Europe and vice versa, and then delves into how different parts of Europe see each other. Quite amusing, I should say.

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Cool Featured

Levitating kitty action shots

Image by Kemal Selimovic

Here’s documenting one kitty talent you never really considered, the hover kitty. Take a good look and be impressed by cats and their secret ability to hover.

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Cool

Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right

There could hardly be a Mr. Right, if it wasn’t for the magnanimity of Mrs. Always Right. Get these throw pillow cushion covers, and Mr. Right can have a good chuckle with Mrs. Always Right. Available on Amazon.

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Geek

Weeping Angel Mask

The weeping angels are the scariest of Doctor Who antagonists. There are Daleks and Cybermen, but they can hardly compare with the sheer terror of being taken out in the blink of an eye. I’d say Blink ranks pretty close to the best episodes of the new Doctor Who series. That, and The Empty Child. The mask is available on Amazon for $15.

“Don’t Blink
Blink and you’re dead.
Don’t turn your back.
Don’t look away.
And DON’T blink.”

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Gaming

Ireland launches video game inspired postage stamps

Ireland has released four postage stamps to celebrate the most popular games and gaming icons. The four stamps show Mario, Sonic, Pacman and Space Invaders. The stamps are available here.

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Cool

Graphing what’s cool and what is so very uncool

It’s always good to know what’s cool, and what’s not. The easiest way to get around to that, is by seeing a graph. Well now, graphs about the coolness of several things are not so very easily available, but the persevering find a way. Or, you could just rely on these humorous graphs by RC Jones. The website Coolness Graphed has a series of bar charts dedicated to defining what’s cool, and what’s not. A selection of these bar charts has also become a book, now available on Amazon.

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Cool Design

Park your bottoms in the gaping mouth of the Skull Chair

Skulls, as we have found, make excellent seating spaces. All you need to do is find one that will comfortable hold your arse, and you could be on your way to doing so many great things, the least of which would be sitting on a giant fake skull.