Cool & Random

Random but awesome stories currently trending around the web.


The next time you, or someone you know starts grumbling about how the bus is running 5 minutes late, take a deep breath and remember the following photos we’re about to show you. In our Western society, it’s so customary for us to look at going to school as a chore.

Yet in many other parts of the world, it’s not just a privilege but something worth risking your life for.

For children in third-world and developing nations, one of the only real ways to break the cycle of poverty is through a proper education. And to that extent, they are literally willing to cross mountains and rivers in order to try and make a better life for themselves and their family.
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Lets face it, kids are not exactly the slickest operators on a good day. But the worst part is, they usually think they are!

To prove our point, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favourite action-shots of ‘sneaky’ kids in their favourite hide-and-seek hideouts. Some of these deserve A+ for their imaginative choices, but thankfully for us, all of them fail pretty hilariously. It really is a case of “if I close my eyes, you can’t see me” for some of these kiddos. [Read more…]

Sadly, there is currently a massive population of stray animals that wander the streets of Istanbul, Turkey without a home. Care to guess how many dogs and cats we are talking about? Try 150,000! And no, we didn’t accidentally add a zero there.
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It’s hard to stop and smell the roses when we’re all so busy trying to make it in this world. Traffic jams, sooty streets, cramped schools and workplaces…we could all use a nice, quiet getaway once in a while.

While you could book that exotic yoga retreat in India, why not bring the peace and tranquility home to you?
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With shows like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, today everyone and their dog seems to have an invention that promises to be ‘the next big thing’. And, after seeing some of the harebrained items floated around, I’ve become more than a little jaded.

But that’s not to say there aren’t great inventions kicking out there.
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Like most of you, I consider myself a seasoned internet user. I’ve seen my fair share of Awws, wows and WTFs. Because of that, it takes a lot more to get me to sit up and take notice of something.

That’s why the following story completely caught me off guard. When I say: you will probably need a box of Kleenex and a way to control your sobbing, I’m not kidding. Especially if you’re an animal lover like myself.
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Even in this modern age of discovery, there are so many wonderful, mysterious secrets to unlock to this beautiful planet of ours.

Whether it’s in the darkest depths of the ocean, or lush, tropical rain-forests, there are many strange creatures that exist, waiting to be discovered by humankind.
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Phonetics. It’s the sounding out of words, and it helps kids when they’re trying to spell in those younger years. Unfortunately the English language can be tricky at times, and things can go wrong. Very wrong.

Below are some of the best (worst?) examples of kids putting their thoughts into words. They definitely mean well, but wow do these things ever come out raunchy!
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What do you do, when you’re surrounded by rusty, old farm equipment and heaps of scrap metal? Lesser mortals would be seen carting it to the nearest recycle depot, but not John Lopez. No sir.
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There are thrill seekers, and there are thrill seekers  – extreme adventurers that will risk life and limb all for that ‘one shot’. As a certified wuss, I sit comfortably in neither category. But that doesn’t stop me from feeling complete awe and admiration for the brave (insane?) souls in the following photos. [Read more…]