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Extreme sitting: PR stunt or next Olympic sport? [VIDEO]

We’re all for building rest time into your workout, but Salzig Sporthocker has taken things to a whole other level. We say, if synchronised swimming gets a look in at the Olympics, why not hockern?

Banksy’s dark, dark jab at 20th Century Fox

The darkly comedic introduction sequence, which was developed by UK stencil artist Banksy at the invitation of The Simpsons' producers, was pulled from YouTube earlier today, prompting many tech-scene observers to speculate that the clip, which is clearly critical of the program's production processes, ruffled some of the wrong feathers at Fox.

Kids get kick from iPhone app’s virtual soccer ball [Australian Innovation]

Some creative Australians have tossed a virtual soccer ball into the ever-expanding universe of iPhone apps. And that ball is enjoying a rather big bounce. The ball is the star of Upsies, an "augmented reality" game developed by Blind Mice Studios and Protein One.

Iceland: From boom to bust to haven to where-the-bloody-hell-are-you?

Being a single industry economy is notoriously dangerous. And few countries understand this better than Iceland. Not wanting to remain in the doldrums, Iceland is trying to re-brand itself as a journalistic haven, centre of creativity and popular tourist destination. Cue cart-wheeling citizens.

Six years of Lost… re-enacted by cats [VIDEO]

Every now and then we publish something completely unrelated to business or innovation, simply because, well, we dig it. In fact, I doubt we've posted anything quite as frivolous as this since The Muppets covered Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in November 2009.

FORUM VIDEO: Hessex Solutions

Hessex Solutions CEO, Boyd Walan has shared his pitch video in the Anthill GET PITCHING forum. Solar power is a complex issue to explain. In this video, Walan not only successfully explains the current pricing problems facing solar energy solutions, he also elegantly shows how Hessex Solutions has the answer.

GoodBarry's Bardia Housman shares his tips after selling to Adobe

Bardia Housman is an Australian entrepreneur who recently completed his second successful exit, selling Business Catalyst (makers of e-commerce software suite GoodBarry) to Adobe Systems. Australian specialist recruitment and M&A outfit MitchellLake captured this candid interview at the South Food+Wine Bar in San Francisco last month.

Forget everything you know about humans: Meet the superhumans [VIDEO]

This is the UK Channel 4 promotion for the upcoming Paralympics. I don't have much to say about this, other than watch it. Feel inspired. And, I...

Cooler toys than Batman: How the Jetman wants to make us all fly [VIDEO]

We were promised a future with flying cars and jetpacks. Feeling a bit gypped? Well, the jetpack is already here. Sure, it's still pretty damn risky, but one man, The Jetman, plans to make it accessible to every one of us.

3 simple steps to getting a meeting with just about any CEO [VIDEO]

We've already brought you the chestnut of wisdom that is the Gaddie Pitch. Now, here are the three simple steps to securing a meeting with just about anyone you want to do business with. We know it works because, well, Antony Gaddie used it to get a meeting with our very own Mr James Tuckerman.

Another contender for the most useless invention ever? (Yet, why can’t you look away!)

We love sharing some of the more eclectic, unusual and just plain absurd inventions that cross our desk. Sure, we laughed at the Comfort Wipe, gaped at the Snuggie Blanket and marveled at the most useless machine ever. But there's something about this three-and-a-half minute product demonstration that defies explanation.

Why smell like Old Spice when you can smell like Grover!

The Old Spice commercial captured the imagination of marketers the world over by demonstrating how clever advertising can be used to bypass traditional media (and the costs). And it clearly sold a lot of deodorant. But there is one more test that any media and marketing phenomena must pass before it enters the Anthill Hall of Fame. And, yes, Old Spice now qualifies.

Hilarious parodies of the UK Dragons’ Den

These three amusing sketches are courtesy of the BAFTA-award-winning comedy sketch program Harry and Paul, featuring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. While clearly lampooning the regular UK Dragons, who won't be familiar to most Australians, there's also much mirth to be found in their portrayal of the shows endless line of absurdly optimistic entrepreneur-pitchers.

Richard Branson answers the Top 10 questions crowdsourced from Digg users (at 35,000 feet)

Earlier this year, Digg users were invited to submit questions they would like to hear Branson answer, then urged to rate (digg) the questions of others. Then, socialite-turned-media-mogul Arianna Huffington put the top ten most dugg questions to Branson on the inaugural Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Orange County, California. Some people find the experience of listening to Arianna Huffington a bit like fingernails down a blackboard, but Branson's dulcet tones and the hum of the jet engine help to balance things out.

Ali G pitches Ice Cream Gloves to The Donald, VCs

Sacha Baron Cohen might be making more waves these days with his other alter egos, Borat and Brüno, but his original breakout character, Ali G (ayyyeee), was where it all began. In this clip, Ali G gets his entrepreneur on, pitching his idea for "Ice Cream Gloves" to a less-than-wooed Donald Trump and a series of bemused US VCs.

How to get hired in sales – just ask Abott & Costello

Sometimes, all it takes to move ahead in life is being able to back up your fresh perspective with unique logic. Anyone can crank a widget, but how many people can prove that 7 x 13 = 28?

Feathered entrepreneurs: the fascinating world of crows [VIDEO]

At a cocktail party, Joshua Klein got into a conversation with a friend who wanted to eradicate crows from his garden. Klein thought there had to be a better way to solve this situation than just killing the crows. Then, the magic words that so many entrepreneurs love to hear, were spoken.

We’re no strangers to love. You know the rules and so do I. And...

Admit it. You've been rickrolled, and chances are, you liked it. But, it may have been a while since it happened. Here's a guide to one simple way to reinvigorate an internet meme, and probably kick off a whole new spate of rickrolling.

Whatever you do, don’t look down. Volvo Trucks takes on content marketing [VIDEO]

There's a special kind of crazy reserved for people who do stunts. Especially stunts like this one. Volvo Trucks wanted to demonstrate the precision and control of its new line of trucks. So, what better way than to have someone tight rope walk between two trucks.

This one is for all the consultants out there, not just the lawyers [VIDEO]

I used to hear my lawyer friends being bailed up for free legal advice at parties, and think, 'Wow, that's rough". However, recently, my physiotherapist began to quiz me for free marketing and strategy advice - during treatment. Oddly, I still had to pay his bill.
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