Cool & Random


Our world is a weird, wild and wonderful place. Even after all our years of human exploration and scientific exploits, we are still discovering dozens of new plant and animal species each and every year. Edible foods are no exception. To feed your inquisitive minds, we’ve rounded up 10 of the funkiest and most exotic fruits to ever grace serving table around the globe.
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You’re a busy little thing. You’ve got a million and one things to do each day, and the last thing you need is having half your day eaten up worrying about how to cook a perfect meal for that special someone, who happens to be coming over tonight. [Read more…]


Sometimes the world can be a dark, dark place. But where there’s shadow, there is also light. People aren’t always awful, and life can be oh so beautiful.

Unfortunately the good deed stories are sometimes lost in the constant media coverage of crime, war, and hatred. That’s not to say those aren’t important issues, but it’s just as important for us to recognize the the unsung heroes that make the world a brighter place. [Read more…]


These days, it’s impossible to escape the grip of advertising. And sometimes, even the most well-intentioned ads can hit a ‘snag’. I say that in quotes, because let’s face it, we get to gleefully cackle at the advertisers misfortune icon_wink-6857145 [Read more…]


Ok, maybe it’s not officially the best drink in the world, but the cocktail recipe we’re about to show you is good. Damn good. I’m talking “Is this my third glass already?!‘ kinda good. And to top it off, it looks eye-poppingly gorgeous. Whether you’re entertaining guests that need impressing, or throwing the wedding reception of a lifetime, having this mojito in your arsenal will serve you well. We call it the Kiwi Blueberry Mojito. [Read more…]


If you’re a pet owner you know just how unintentionally goofy that animal of yours can be sometimes. No matter how bad a day you’ve been having, it’s pretty much impossible not to laugh once your little fur ball gets into some ridiculous mischief.  Maybe that’s why pet-owners tend to be happier and healthier people on average. After all, they do say laughter is the best medicine! [Read more…]


April Fools is here! You’ve no doubt been at the butt end of a prank (or three) over the years. This year is different though. It’s time to get ahead of the game, and establish yourself as someone not to be messed with! To get you started with your plotting of mayhem and chaos, we thought we’d round up some of the more clever and devious pranks that have played out in past years. [Read more…]


For every person capable of cruelty and neglect in this world, there are angels like Sean McCormack that prove things aren’t as hopeless as they sometimes seem. This story restored my faith in humanity, and I hope it brightens your day.

When British dog-lover Sean McCormack came across this abandoned dog at a home in Taiwan, he was literally inches away from death. Now going by the name of Tiny, the poor thing had open sores, hardly any fur left, and was just skin and bones. Something compelled Sean to spring into action, and he took Tiny in to nurse him back to health. [Read more…]


Ever heard of Socotra? Neither had we. But when one of our readers sent us their vacation pics from the island, we knew we had to cover this story. It’s simply too cool. Located 220 miles off the coast of Yemen (in the Middle East), the island of Socotra is like nothing else found on our planet. It is home to some of the strangest plants and animals that are uniquely adapted to its hot and windswept lands. [Read more…]


Let’s face it, there are few things that are guaranteed in our culture: death, taxes…and advertisements. It’s impossible to avoid being bombarded with ads, whether it’s on TV, the internet or sadly enough, our public washrooms. It’s gotten to the point where many of us suffer from a recent phenomenon called ‘ad blindness’, where we know they’re there but [Read more…]