The mystery of an Australian letter found in an abandoned house in South Dakota

The mystery of an Australian letter found in an abandoned house in South Dakota

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The sparse expanse of South Dakota are a long way away from the coastal shores of Australia, but a letter is forging a mysterious connection between the two.

Reddit user rhymnocerous claims to have found this letter in an abandoned house located in the midwestern U.S. state. Posted online on Saturday, he claims it was written in the mid-1980s by a boy named Eric from Slacks Creek, a suburb of Brisbane.

“Hi! Once again,” the letter, addressed to Mary, reads. “The reason I’ve written a second letter is because I’d forgotten to tell you how I became a born again Christian,” Eric continued, that being one of those things you might forget to mention when you dot pen to paper. Read more…

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Lady Gaga commemorates David Bowie with an enormous tattoo

Lady Gaga commemorates David Bowie with an enormous tattoo

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Lady Gaga has always been a fan of David Bowie, and now the proof is on her skin.

The artist is already well-known for her extensive tattoos. But on Snapchat Saturday night, Gaga revealed one of her most explosive tattoos yet: the artist David Bowie, tattooed along her side.

Gaga had already planned to honor David Bowie at this Monday’s Grammys

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“This was the image that changed my life,” she wrote on Snapchat. “Hail Mary full of grace Saint Bowie.”

The tattoo, made by artist Mark Mahoney of Hollywood, comes from a cover of Bowie’s album, Aladdin Sane Read more…

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Passengers on budget airline Scoot were treated to a celebration of love

Passengers on budget airline Scoot were treated to a celebration of love

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Thanks to Singaporean budget airline Scoot, passengers onboard a Melbourne flight bound for Singapore got a chance to experience love up in the air just days before Valentine’s Day.

During the eight-hour flight, the crew put on Scoot’s signature 787 Dreamliner rainbow cabin lighting and went down the aisle dancing to Pink’s “Get This Party Started.”

To get passengers in the mood for love, “Lovefool” by The Cardigans was then played over the PA system, reported Daily Mail Australia. Coupled-up passengers were also treated to a lovey-dovey photoshoot, where they got to take pictures with their loved one while posing with cute props that included a handmade “Be my Valentine” frame. Read more…

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37 baby cribs were placed on Bondi Beach in powerful message in support of asylum seekers

37 baby cribs were placed on Bondi Beach in powerful message in support of asylum seekers

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A campaign to stop asylum seekers in Australia from being sent to offshore detention has found its way onto one of the country’s most famous beaches.

Thirty-seven cribs were laid out on Bondi Beach on Friday morning, part of a peaceful protest organised by local and founder of community group Think Act Change, Avis Mulhall

The Australian government’s decision to move 267 asylum seekers, 37 of these babies, to detention centres on the island of Nauru has been met with fierce opposition by the #LetThemStay campaign. Supporters have called on authorities to stop the relocation of these people, many of which have mental or medical issues. Read more…

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Misty Copeland uses high fashion to flawlessly re-create Degas' ballerinas

Misty Copeland uses high fashion to flawlessly re-create Degas’ ballerinas

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Misty Copeland has been hailed as a thoroughly modern ballerina, but as her re-creations of Edgar Degas’ iconic dancers show, she knows how to nail the classic look, too

Dressed in Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and other pretty pastel couture, Copeland used high fashion to flawlessly re-create artist Edgar Degas’ portraits and sculptures of ballerinas for the March issue of Harpers Bazaar

The photoshoot celebrates an upcoming exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art called “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty,” which will feature some of the ballet artwork Degas created between the 1860s and his death in 1917 Read more…

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Gawk at these super gorgeous Instagram shots of Australia

Gawk at these super gorgeous Instagram shots of Australia

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Australia is a photogenic place, and these popular Instagram pics are certainly a testament to that.

These are nine of the most popular photos on the @australia Instagram account, run by Tourism Australia. It’s a collection of the best Aussie pics photographed by other users, and by golly, they’re all really pretty.

Watch kangaroos hopping by, catch a perfect wave or simply gaze at the sunset. Sounds like bliss, right?

1. Kangaroos in the outback

2. Cable Beach, Broome

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3. Boxing Day on Bondi Beach

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Alby, the tiny albino turtle, is an extremely rare find

Alby, the tiny albino turtle, is an extremely rare find
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An albino turtle, nicknamed Alby, was spotted shortly after hatching on Queensland’s Castaways Beach on Feb. 7, several days after his 121 siblings had hatched and vacated the nest. The Coolum District Coast Care Group said on Facebook that Alby was the first albino green turtle the group had come across in its nine years of turtle monitoring.

Pics and more about this rare spotting: http://on.mash.to/1o8iSgT Read more…

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Alby, the tiny albino turtle, is an extremely rare find

Alby, the tiny albino turtle, is an extremely rare find

Alby, the tiny albino turtle, is an extremely rare find

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An albino turtle, nicknamed Alby, was spotted shortly after hatching on Queensland’s Castaways Beach on Feb. 7, several days after his 121 siblings had hatched and vacated the nest. The Coolum District Coast Care Group said on Facebook that Alby was the first albino green turtle the group had come across in its nine years of turtle monitoring.

Pics and more about this rare spotting: http://on.mash.to/1o8iSgT Read more…

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These kids couldn't afford Pokémon cards, so they designed their own game

These kids couldn’t afford Pokémon cards, so they designed their own game

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As a kid, Reddit user one23abc and his brother could not afford to purchase popular card games, like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokémon

The solution: Create an entirely original game from scratch, using just a pen, some paper and a vivid imagination.

In a now enormously popular post on Reddit, one23abc shared photos of the resulting game, titled “Creature Cards”. The cards — created over a decade ago — feature imagined characters and their various strengths. Sample character names: Cheese Boi and Dyson (named for the vacuum maker)

One23abc even explained the rules in a comment thread: Read more…

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Cat makes terrible mistake and accidentally turns into fashion icon

Cat makes terrible mistake and accidentally turns into fashion icon

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They’re calling it Cleocatra.

According to Reddittor Hardin314, this curious cat accidentally got its head stuck in a vase, which frightened the animal, causing it to break the majority of the vase which left the cat with a stylish new necklace

Although clearly this cat is a little freaked out, it appears to be in good health and in the care of professionals

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But that didn’t stop Redditors from inciting a pun-off

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