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User-Generated Content Portal Wikia Raises Another $15M To Crack Into Asia

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‘How to Talk Australians’: 8 Things We Learned From The Parody Web Series

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SYDNEY — “Australians” is a difficult language that many across the world struggle to understand. Yet a new hilarious web series, ‘How to Talk Australians’, by Australian film director Tony Rogers and writer Rob Hibbert, attempts to cut through the crap by taking on the issues of racism, slang and humour

Although some are apparently raising their eyebrows at the jokes, if you understand the concept of ‘taking the piss’* you’ll probably get a good chuckle out of it.

See also: 11 Ways to Act…

Behold, the Most Beautiful Food You Can’t Eat

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The sight of ice cream sundaes and juicy burgers may get you salivating, but if you take a second glance, you might lose your appetite.

Australian photographer T.Q. Lee creates his favorite treats using non-food items for his series, Inedible. The convincing photos look almost like ads for a fast food chain at first glance, but upon closer inspection, they’re actually made of objects like tire rubber, Lego bricks and hazardous chemicals. Probably not what you’re craving for a midnight…

What Being Tased in Slow Motion Looks Like

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Some people will do anything for the camera.

Photographer Patrick Hall somehow convinced a group of 100 people to take a stun gun to their torsos for his reactionary photo series, The Taser Photoshoot.

Hall also released an extended version of the shoot, which adds the reactions of the people doing the tasing. In a post on his website, Fstoppers, Hall commented that while those getting tased were nervous, the people holding the…

‘Game of Thrones’ Explained in 3 Minutes

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is a tough show to get into.

The episodes are long, the characters are complicated and all of your friends are way ahead of you. That’s where we come in.

As part of our ongoing series, Too Long; Didn’t Watch, we broke Game of Thrones down into its most basic moving parts, so you can get all caught up without wasting your time on things like plot or character development or themes.

Was summarizing forty hours of…

‘Game of Thrones’ at the Emmys: Are Losses Coming?

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Frustrated Game of Thrones fans must face the fact: There’s little chance the show will win the major award it so deserves at Monday night’s Emmys. Sorry to behead your dreams.

Not since Peter Dinklage’s 2011 win for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama has the show — a bonafide ratings and cultural hit — won a Primetime Emmy. Nothing for writing, nothing for directing and nothing for the show’s actors.

And considering this year’s…

What Are the Best-Kept Secrets for Startup Success?

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

What are some things [about working for startups] that people could benefit from knowing that are largely secret — in the sense that very few people know them?

Answer by Andrew Bellay, lean startup founder.

First off — there’s no magic to startups.

The best-kept secret about startups (especially for first-time entrepreneurs) is that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel to be successful.

It’s a secret because, in my experience, young entrepreneurs…

Inspirational Photos Show Acid Attack Survivors’ Beauty

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For Rahul Saharan, there is nothing more beautiful than a smile on a person’s face

In his series “Shoot for Beauty,” the New Delhi-based photographer focuses on the smiles of acid attack survivors who have been hiding their faces for years.

The series was not only a way for him to change society’s perception of attractiveness, but it was also a dream come true for one of his models —Rupa, who hasn’t used her surname since disowning her family.

The 22-year-old’s stepmother doused her with…

You Can Share the First Episode of ‘Selfie’ In a Tweet

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The first episode of ABC’s Selfie has been available for streaming since earlier this week, but the network’s latest move is going to get the social media-focused show straight into the streams of Twitter users — and let them share it, too.

Starting Wednesday morning, ABC made the entire 22-minute pilot episode of the comedy, starring Doctor Who alum Karen Gillian available to watch within a Tweet, but in a first-ever move, Twitter users can also embed the show into their own original…

You Can Share the First Episode of ‘Selfie’ In a Tweet

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The first episode of ABC’s Selfie has been available for streaming since earlier this week, but the network’s latest move is going to get the social media-focused show straight into the streams of Twitter users — and let them share it, too.

Starting Wednesday morning, ABC made the entire 22-minute pilot episode of the comedy, starring Doctor Who alum Karen Gillian available to watch within a Tweet, but in a first-ever move, Twitter users can also embed the show into their own original…