Extreme grooming for animals


Punk Bird

Absolutely no photoshoppery involved here, no siree. I refuse to believe that punk bird is anything less than real, so I can’t tell you how Mladen Penev got animals to sit still long enough for impressive haircuts and mustache trims for ad agency Staudinger Franke and their client, the shavers and grooming equipment maker Braun.

(more photos after the jump…)

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Extreme Dieting in Asia on the Rise


Dieting ad in Hong Kong

This glamorous Asian city is known for its mouth-watering dim sum. Its high fashion. And its 100-pound-and-under women. Agatha Yau, a marketing executive, is one of these women. She has done many things over the years to stay trim: taken diet pills, eaten meals of boiled vegetables and practiced delaying gratification.


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The Extreme Sport of Skyaking – Skydiving in a Kayak


Skyaker Miles Daisher uses his arms to get his ballance and keep the Skyak stable while falling towards Earth at 101 mph

Danger man Miles Daisher casts a bizarre image paddling across the sky – 13,000 feet up in a kayak.  The daredevil has turned extreme sport skydiving on its head after deciding to jump out of a plane in equipment normally used only in water – giving birth to ‘skyaking’.  (Pics and video)


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Is The Lip Window Set To Be The New Body Mod Trend?

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Here’s chewing at you!

You know how they say eyes are the windows to the soul? Well apparently a Pyrex plug is the window to your teeth and gums. Who knew?

…presumably refraction of transmitted light explains the visualization of both top and bottom teeth through the plug.

Ecstasy Said To Be No More Dangerous Than Horse Riding


Taking the drug ecstasy is no more dangerous than riding a horse, a senior advisor has suggested.

Professor David Nutt, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), outlined his view in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

The council, which advises the government, is expected next week to recommend that ecstasy is downgraded from a class A drug to a class B one. Ministers have outlined their opposition to any such move.

Professor Nutt wrote: “Drug harm can be equal to harms in other parts of life.There is not much difference between horse-riding and ecstasy.”

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Horizontal Skydiving – Swooping


New swooping distance world record

You would think that skydiving would be extreme enough on its own – but you’re wrong. Many people have felt the need to think up a sport that’s even more extreme than regular skydiving. The result is called “swooping”. Essentially, swoopers start out with a regular sky-dive, but go a bit faster than they would ordinarily.


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The Anti-Restaurant Movement

The Anti-Restaurant Movement

Participative dining experiences are redefining the way we think about food

Underground restaurants have found their niche. Stringing together the farm-to-table movement and a bloggy kind of interactivity, they have gained a following among food lovers, mostly in their 20s and 30s, who have an opinion on local versus organic, prefer intimate and casual to grand and ceremonial, and are open to meeting people and building connections in new ways.

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