"Not Very Bright" Cambridge Students are No Match for Homeless Man's Chess Game

Homeless man Slide Martins has come up with a clever way of getting around begging laws, offering to play Cambridge locals at chess in return for a donation. Claiming that he wins most of his games, Slide says: "They are not very bright in Cambridge -- they wouldn't have to go to college if they were." [Metro] Read More >>

Charity Gift Wrap Turns Common Germs Into Pwetty Wittle Snowflakes

Homelessness charity St. Mungos has created this charming gift wrap, consisting of three heart-warming snowflake scenes. But they're not snowflakes, they're the cold, influenza and pneumonia viruses, blown up to highlight but three of the problems faced by the homeless in winter. All money goes to charity. Buy here: [Wrap Up Project] Read More >>

Homeless Men Turned into Human Routers

SXSW, the annual vanity-carnival of schmoozing; marketing superficiality, and BBQ, has something new to offer Austin's visitors: unalloyed human degradation. A New York ad firm has converted homeless people into 4G hotspots. Read More >>


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