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‘Zombie-proof’ cabins created by British company

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Do you fear a zombie apocalypse? Does the thought of being unprotected from this imminent threat leave you quaking in your boots? Well never fear, for this British company has got you covered with 'the world's first and only certified* Zombie Proof Log Cabin', and it can be yours for £69,995. 'Get yours before they get you!' the…

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Yahoo, Google, and Amazon reveal the top Halloween costume searches

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Google, Yahoo, and Amazon have revealed their top Halloween costume searches of the last week, and as Jezebel points out, the general public isn’t as imaginative as you might have hoped. Ninja Turtles top the list for Yahoo and Google and Frozen characters are a hit across the board, while some inventive souls still using…

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Mother cat adopts baby rabbit – something cute for Friday

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Now we know that cats can get a bit too excitable when they spot a rodent, but this mama cat has much more maternal ideas in mind when she sees a baby rabbit all alone. According to the video's subtitles, Bubbles - the tiny rabbit in question - lost her mother a week after she was born. But…

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10 songs you never knew were cover versions

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With sampling, reinterpretation and collaboration all staples of contemporary popular music, it can be difficult to know exactly who has masterminded the song behind the performance. But many of the greatest songs ever were created by borrowing - after all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (supposedly). Here is a list of songs from the past…

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Blast Theory’s Karen app is a life coach with a (creepy) difference

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If you can't wait for the day when Spike Jonze's 'Her' becomes a reality (hey, who doesn't love high-waisted pants and forming attachments to artificial intelligence?) or you just want to see how insidious data mining can be, this futuristic app is for you. Called Karen, it's a life-coaching app, but it's a little different…

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A ‘birthday suit’ morphsuit? Gimme a break

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In the latest addition to their infamous collection, the recently rebranded MorphCostumes have teamed up with Faux Real Apparel to create their most ludicrous costume yet: the 'birthday suit'. In the embodiment of pure ridiculousness, the naked man morphsuit, complete with censored nether region, has arrived just in time for Hallowe'en. Great, that's my outfit sorted (not). According to Digital…

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You’ve seen nothing until you’ve seen this cat catch sight of itself in the mirror

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Now we all know that our reflections can freak us out sometimes, but this scaredy-cat takes the idea of a 'mirror face' to a new level. The fearful feline, which looks to be of the Scottish Fold variety, appears mildly petrified by its own reflection - or maybe it's just never seen something so exciting. (Known for…

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Being nice makes you more attractive, according to science

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Growing up, your mum might have told you it’s what’s on the inside that counts, while you rolled your eyes and applied a fresh coat of Rimmel’s Heather Shimmer. But it turns out she was right: being a good person does make you more attractive to other people (whether you’re wearing lipstick or not). At…

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Hoorah! “Unexpected item in bagging area” is on the way out

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If you've ever used self-service checkout tills in a UK supermarket, then you'll know the frustration which arises from a chorus of mistimed declarations of 'unexpected item in bagging area' from multiple machines. It's a similar feeling you get from that seagull scene in Finding Nemo, or being forced to listen to We're Taking the…

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Younger people like more ‘aggressive’ humour, study says

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New research from the US suggests that there's a real generation gap when it comes to what makes us laugh. Assistant professor of psychology Jennifer Tehan Stanley from the University of Akron conducted the study, alongside Monika Lohani from Brandeis University and Derek M. Isaacowitz from Northeastern University. The team showed three groups of adults…

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Why we’re suckers for personalisation from big brands – Coke, Starbucks and now Nutella

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Should you feel the need to mark your territory on the universally-loved Nutella, Selfridges have come up with a solution: the option to personalise the label with your own name. No more cases of mistaken ownership, then (thieving housemates, I'm looking at you). Priced at £3.99 and available only when ordered online, the designated name or…

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Your gif guide to pretending you know what’s going on in Downton Abbey

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Warning... Sunshine and sweaty tube journeys aside, we know autumn has officially arrived – because Downton Abbey is back, to be the jewel in the crown of our weekends again! But while the frocks-and-footmen drama is as synonymous with cosy Sunday evenings as slankets and jugs of custard, we'll admit that, like the Dowager Countess,…

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Scientists have discovered how chimps learn new behaviour

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For the first time, scientists have recorded how chimps in the wild pick up new behaviour. The research, which was just published in the journal PLOS Biology, was undertaken by an international team from the University of St Andrews, University of Neuchâtel, Anglia Ruskin University, and Université du Quebec. Chimpanzees in different communities have different…

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Shapeways’ pre-bent iPhone 6 case is hilarious

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The latest twist in the Bendgate controversy has arrived: a pre-bent case for your iPhone 6. Created by Shapeways, the so called 'BendGate case' can be purchased for €19.07 (around £12) or can even be 3D-printed at home in a kind of bespoke-bend service - should you have a 3D printer to hand, of course. Currently in its beta…

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National Poetry Day: six of today’s best young female poets

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Today is the UK's National Poetry Day, an annual campaign founded in 1994 by William Sieghart of the Forward Arts Foundation. It's described as 'the nation's biggest celebration of poetry', and takes place on the first Thursday of every October. This year's theme is 'remember', and the #thinkofapoem hashtag is already trending on Twitter, encouraging people to spare…

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