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To help pass the 400 days he spent behind bars, Aussie journalist Peter Greste wrote diary entries on toilet paper, baked sourdough bread from old juice, and made a backgammon set from plastic bottle lids and pumpkin seeds. In a two-part special, the Australian journalist talks to us about how to keep your sanity, creativity and humanity when you find yourself indefinitely locked up. 

This made us want to eat our screen: it’s a hot waterfall of molten, gooey cheese. Yes it is.

Sneaky Tossers

Sunday October 01, 2017

Shoefiti. We’ve all seen them, sneakers hanging from powerlines like a secret we’re not in on. Want in? 

Read the chilling letters and see the Aboriginal souvenirs that tourists from around the world have returned to an outback store, believing the artefacts to be cursed. 

Introducing: Smith Street Dry Gin

Monday September 11, 2017

We’ve teamed up with Melbourne’s Craft & Co to create our own gin. It’s an unusual take on a classic formula. Just like us.

Trees That Refuse To Die

Thursday September 07, 2017

These photos of badass trees will restore your faith in Mother Nature (and her ability to get downright weird).

Wrap your head around this taxonomy of ‘logical fallacies’, and you could become more persuasive and powerful than you’ve ever been before. 

When the term ‘moving house’ gets a whole new meaning.

They look like cheap sci-fi props, but these improvised cars are actually the handiwork of ISIS.

 

Attention, children of men: it’s just over a week until Father’s Day. Here are some gift ideas to help secure your favourite child status for another year (and show dad you care, of course).