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Balancing Act

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Mr Rick Tan has been drawing stares from strangers on his commute to and from work the last 10 months. The reason: his ride, an electric unicycle that is a curious hybrid between the pedal-driven, single-wheel cycle and the motorised Segway vehicle.

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Hasbro's Hero Mashers Toys Let Kids Make Their Own 'Jurassic World,' Marvel And Star Wars Stories

At the core of any successful franchise is the ability to license toys and products based off a related piece of media, a business strategy famously highlighted by George Lucas in his dealings with 20th Century Fox over the first Star Wars film. Fox allowed Lucas to make his own licensing deals independent of the studio and when the movie was an unexpected hit, several of the following products would go down in collectable and toy history as nostalgic keepsakes forever-connected to the promise of play. The other end of the licensing spectrum is a property like the Transformers: little more than a concept for a robot-car that has proven a resilient toy line and given birth to four live action movies that have all together grossed well over a billion dollars.

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Viral Underwater Group 'Selfie' Is Probably Not A Selfie After All

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In January 2015, an image titled "Best Group Selfie Award Goes To. .." seemingly showing a combined above-water and underwater group selfie shot was posted to the photo sharing site Imgur.

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NATURAL And HEALTHIER Ways To Increase Women's Breast Size

LAST week Malaysian Digest featured a story on German adult model Beshine (read here), who is said to have the largest breasts in the world. Obviously, they were fake (the breasts, not the story) as she had 10,000 cc of saline implanted, taking her bra size up to 32Z (70Z), the equivalent of an XXX cup. That also means that she has to carry around an extra 18kg of weight wherever she goes. There is surely nothing sexy or attractive about her increased breasts, and people sure weren’t impress.

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The Number Of Terrorists Who Are Actually Muslim Or Religiously Motivated Will Surprise You

Pic:c AFP/GettyImagesWhile the fear of religious extremists has reached a new high since the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, you might be surprised to learn how many instances of terrorism in the EU over the past five years were actually religiously motivated.

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Imitation Crab Isn't Crab At All. So What Exactly Is It?

Pic: Ekaterina Chupova via Getty ImagesTHE California roll is like the gateway drug of sushi. It may have been your first stint, easing your way into the world of a cuisine that first feels exotic to many Western eyes and palates.

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Moderate, Liberal Or Extremist: Where Do We Draw The Line?

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Ibrahim Ali, President of Perkasa,had called for the burning of Malay language Bibles because of the word ‘Allah’ but was not charged under the Sedition Act 1948.

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Zuckerberg's Next Book: Pinker's 'The Better Angels'

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Mark Zuckerberg has made his next book club pick, a release he considers especially timely after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

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Lack Of Exercise Two Times Worse Than Obesity

A daily walk of at least 20 minutes in length could be all it takes to reduce the risk of early death, according to a new study - AFPA brisk walk each day for a minimum of 20 minutes could lead to considerable health benefits, according to a new study that suggests the sedentary lifestyle is responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity.

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2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics

Pic: dpaWASHINGTON: The year 2014 was the warmest since the beginning of weather record keeping in 1880, US officials said Friday.

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