October 23, 2017

A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

By Hilary Brueck From Business Insider Bigelow Aerospace says its inflatable space hotel could be ready for lunar orbit by 2022. One of the company’s pods is already attached to the International Space Station. Bigelow is touting the future pod as a hub for “lunar business development,” but the company would probably need NASA to get it funded.  […]

UK: ‘I’ve grown a load of cannabis and I don’t know what to do with it’ – Police seize 13 bags of cannabis in Norwich

From Eastern Daily Press A man is helping police with inquiries after taking 13 bags of cannabis he grew to a police station after he “did not know what to do with them”. Police seized the bags after the man attended the Earlham Police Station on Saturday night. A police spokesman said: “There were 13 […]

Singapore figures out the solution to rampant dockless bikes is to make them park in a set spot

BY VICTORIA HO From Business Insider Ah, the freedom of a dockless bike. So much more convenient than something like Citi Bike, where you have to park your rental bike back at a set location. See, the whole point of bike rentals from the likes Ofo, Mobike, oBike (and so on) is that you can […]

The ‘world’s first’ sand hostel is accommodation made of well, you can guess

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable At this place, the last thing you can do is complain about the sand in your shoes. The world’s first sand hostel has opened up on the beaches of the Gold Coast, Australia, allowing guests to stay over and admire the sand beneath their toes. Uh, did we mention there’s […]

It’s happened, someone’s made a hairy belly waist pouch you can wear around town

BY VICTORIA HO From Mashable You don’t need to suck in that gut anymore, because now you can wear it proudly out of your shirt. The Dadbag is a fanny pack (or bum bag, depending on where you’re from) that looks like a hairy belly sticking out from under your t-shirt. Made by London-based art […]

Man dies in haunted house attraction at Hong Kong theme park

From RTE A man has died in a haunted house attraction called “Buried Alive”, as Hong Kong’s largest amusement park prepared to kick off its annual Halloween festival. The 21-year-old man, surnamed Cheung, was hit by a coffin yesterday, local media said. Mr Cheung was found unconscious five minutes after he entered the attraction, Ocean […]

These glittery false nails are actually tiny pens that you can write with

Why is it that the moment you need a pen, it’s nigh-on impossible to find one. Behold, an ingenious solution to your pen-hunting woes: pen nails. Or, in layman’s terms, false nails with tiny pens attached to them. Instagram nail artist @TonysNail is the genius behind the nail-art-meets-stationery-supplies. And, what a practical person you are, […]

Woman discovers horrifying creature washed up on beach, Twitter helps ID it

BY ISOBEL HAMILTON From Mashable Everyone loves a stroll on the beach, why else would people mention it so much in dating profiles? Walking hand-in-hand with a loved one, the sea air ruffling your hair, the gentle lapping of the waves — what could be nicer? Oh, and don’t forget the desiccated sea-monster lying on […]

Girl casually finds ‘Excalibur’ at the bottom of the same lake it was hurled

BY GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE From Mashable This is 7-year-old Matilda Jones, and she’s just casually found “Excalibur”, the legendary sword, in the same lake where it was thrown according to the King Arthur myth: Matilda was paddling in Dozmary Pool, in Cornwall, with her dad Paul when she stumbled across the 4ft long metal sword. Out […]

These hovering gyro-busses could be the future of transportation

From BGR It’s become pretty clear that flying cars aren’t going to be a thing for a long, long time, so how exactly are modern cities going to solve the problem of public transportation as populations continue to boom? Engineering firm Dahir Insaat believes it has the answer, and while it doesn’t fly, it’s just […]