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Toilet Paper Map Reveals Crap Trends Worldwide

We all have to poop, but how we deal with it changes with age. For babies, it's nappies. For the elderly, it's, well, adult nappies. For most of the rest of us, it's toilet paper. Read More >>

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14 iOS Design Trends for 2014

Just as we did a year ago, I'm kicking off 2014 with a list of design trends I expect to gain ground over the next twelve months. The world of interactive design is an extreme fluid in terms of what's determined as a staple of good design from year to year. Read More >>

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Can You Name These 20 Internet Events From 2013?

Your two week long hangover may have prevented you from realising this but... it's 2014 now. That means 2013 is over and done with and like any other year, needs to be wrapped up nicely in one lovely drawing. This drawing, commissioned by Syzygy and created by Brosmind, sums up all that has happened on the internet in 2013. Read More >>

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Charting the Popularity of Tech Through Hip-Hop Lyrics

Rap music is usually a pretty good marker of what's trendy—or what's going to be trendy in a few months. Maybe people were bragging about Sidekicks in the early aughts, but when did that drop off? RapGenius's new RapStats feature shows you. Read More >>

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Finally, a Site That Tracks the Most Popular GIFs on Twitter

.GIF Hell is a brand new site that tracks GIFs that are trending on Twitter. Maybe you missed the VMAs (or some other cultural event du jour)? See the entire show wrapped up in a neat little animated package on this site. Read More >>

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Google's New Trend Visualiser Is a Truly Beautiful Thing

Google's been logging data about hot trends ever since you started tip-tapping search terms into its front page, but now it's gone and made it look damn pretty with it. Read More >>

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Microsoft is Apparently now "Cooler" With the Kids

If you are lucky enough to be, or happen to hang around with people under the age of 29, they may well have a new favourite fashionable tech company -- Mircrosoft. Yes, the same one. The Windows one. The old Bill Gates one. It's apparently quite cool now. Read More >>

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10 Insults Hidden on Shopping Receipts

Do you know the one of the three overweight women who walk into a restaurant and get an electronic receipt with the words "FAT GIRLS" on it? Sadly, you probably do because it's not the first time something like this has happened. This time the victims were these three women in Stockton, California. And the list keeps growing. Insulting people on receipts is officially a trend now. Read More >>

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The 5 Most Awkward Moments with Boris Johnson to Date

Earlier this week, Twitter revealed the UK top trends list of 2012: top of the list came Boris Johnson dancing with the Prime Minister at the Olympic closing ceremony -- a moment we'd probably rather forget. Amidst the Bullingdon Club membership and the shaggy blonde hair, will we ever learn to take Boris seriously? Here are five reasons why he deserves the Twitter accolade this year. Read More >>

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Injecting Saline Into Your Forehead to Make You Look Like a Klingon Is Simply Insane

In the loveable lug Homer, The Simpsons gave us a man perpetually thinking of doughnuts. Now, the latest trend sweeping Japan has unleashed a horde of extreme-modification enthusiasts who quite literally have doughnuts on their minds, and all in the name of cosplay, apparently. Read More >>

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