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New museum reveals power of poo in Italy

It may pong, but Italy’s “Shit Museum” has the whiff of success about it: here in Castelbosco, farmers are transforming sloppy cowpats into plates you can eat off. Once upon a time there was a large farm about 100km south of Milan. The farmer had not only hundreds of cows, …

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homes with awesome hidden rooms and passages


Hidden passages were once reserved to sprawling, labyrinthine abodes of barons and kings. Nowadays there are plenty of modern passageways discretely built into even the most modest of homes. From underground wine cellars to “Batcave”-like garages, homeowners are designing living spaces with plenty of concealed nooks and crannies to ensure a quick …

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Gilbert Baker, LGBT rainbow flag creator, dies aged 65


Gilbert Baker, an artist based in San Francisco who created the rainbow flag as a symbol for the gay community, has died aged 65. The San Francisco Chronicle said Baker died in his sleep at his home in New York on Thursday night. He initially designed an eight-colour flag in …

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A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for NYC could be the longest building in the world


Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record. His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the “Big Bend” that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, “the world’s longest building” (if you were measure from end to …

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The 10 Best Disney Animated Sidekicks, Ranked


Disney has built a literal kingdom of recognizable and memorable characters that not only propel films to massive box office success but stay with you well into adulthood. While there are plenty of princesses and villains to single out, where would a Disney movie be without a classic sidekick? A …

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Artworks that play hide and seek with streaks of light

When you enter a room, what’s the first thing you do? Switch on the light, and things invisible in darkness, start taking shape. Artworks have been designed at an upcoming group exhibition, And Then There IS Light…to explore the concept of light, which travels through infinity. Sculptures shining bright in …

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