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#Take a Break

# take-a-break - Monday 11 January, 2016

"Look up here, I’m in heaven": Lyrics to Bowie's last single show mortality was on star's mind

“Look up here, man, I’m in danger. I’ve got nothing left to lose.”

# take-a-break - Friday 8 January, 2016

There's a killer robot patrolling the Great Barrier Reef

And starfish are quaking. The brilliantly-titled Crown of Thorns Starfish robot is systematically killing starfish that are upsetting the eco-system

# take-a-break - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Feeling peckish? Feeling extravagant? Introducing the $100 gold-plated doughnut

Yes, actual gold. Bad for your wallet, bad for your stomach too you’d have to think…

# take-a-break - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Watch: Homeless Irish man's stunning rendition of Summertime Take A Break This post contains videos

Watch: Homeless Irish man's stunning rendition of Summertime

Bernard Davey’s performance has made a big impression.

# take-a-break - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

This astronaut is taking stunning photos of Earth from space

Scott Kelly is in the final stretch of a year-long mission on the ISS, which orbits Earth every 92.91 minutes.

# take-a-break - Monday 4 January, 2016

This man makes art out of his body hair

Mike Wolfe, 35, has a different look shaved on his back every four months.

# take-a-break - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Nasa is pretty excited about this Star Wars-style space 'lightsaber'

The space agency claims to have spotted a massive lightsaber shooting through the Milky Way.

# take-a-break - Friday 18 December, 2015

These kids were asked if a woman could do Santa's job

Their answers were pretty interesting.

# take-a-break - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Take a break and watch these animals eating bananas in unison Take A Break This post contains videos

Take a break and watch these animals eating bananas in unison

It takes them quite a while.

# take-a-break - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Take a break and try to figure out this Einstein riddle

It’s Einstein’s famous five houses riddle, with a twist.

# take-a-break - Monday 14 December, 2015

Watch: Trinity students' acapella cover of After the Storm Take A Break This post contains videos

Watch: Trinity students' acapella cover of After the Storm

Take a break and watch Trinitones’ latest cover.

# take-a-break - Friday 11 December, 2015

# take-a-break - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Watch: The world's first IVF puppies are pretty goddamn cute

It also could help eradicate heritable diseases in dogs, according to the researchers.

# take-a-break - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

This homeless man has just won €450,000 on a scratchcard

He had been staying at a homeless shelter in Aspen, Colorado.

# take-a-break - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

This 71-year-old man had a calm, collected response to the floods

Sure you might as well use it for a spot of yoga.

# take-a-break - Monday 7 December, 2015

Santa uses sign language to make sure he gets this toddler's wish list

Take a break and watch the moment here.

# take-a-break - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Here's (almost) every film released this year in nine minutes

Sit back and watch this.

# take-a-break - Friday 4 December, 2015

Take a break and watch this magical Disney proposal Fireworks This post contains videos

Take a break and watch this magical Disney proposal

Cue tears.

# take-a-break - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Take a break and watch Daniel Radcliffe's original Harry Potter audition

The actor has changed quite a bit.

# take-a-break - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Planning some Christmas shopping in Dublin? Check this site before you head in

Any parking spaces? How is Dublin Bikes looking?

# take-a-break - Monday 30 November, 2015

Take a break and have a look at these pics of a baby princess

The fourth in line to the throne is looking cheerful.

# take-a-break - Friday 27 November, 2015

Boy writes heart-wrenching note asking Santa to help catch the man who shot him

Christian Hickey and his mother Jayne were shot on the doorstep of their home in Manchester.

From The42 Katie Taylor will have a new coach in her corner during Irish title fight Take A Break

Katie Taylor will have a new coach in her corner during Irish title fight

However, her father Pete will return in time for the Olympics.

# take-a-break - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Take a break and enjoy the ticket this little boy issued to his phone-addicted Mam

It came with a pretty hefty fine…

# take-a-break - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Three delivered a lovely festive surprise to Galway kids who complained about its ad Take A Break This post contains videos

Three delivered a lovely festive surprise to Galway kids who complained about its ad

A group of students at a Galway school wrote letters complaining about the company’s Christmas ad.

# take-a-break - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Take a break and check out this list a man wrote about all the things that make his wife cry

“She watched a video about a dog.”

# take-a-break - Monday 23 November, 2015

Take a break and watch Miss Piggy's heartbreaking Adele cover Hello This post contains videos

Take a break and watch Miss Piggy's heartbreaking Adele cover

Piggy has given us some insight into the turbulent end to her relationship with Kermit.

# take-a-break - Friday 20 November, 2015

This company wants to hire someone 'with a mouth and a brain choc-full of sweet dreams'

“Applicants must have the ability to act like a kid in a sweet shop”.

# take-a-break - Thursday 19 November, 2015

People have been honouring the police dog killed in yesterday's Paris raid

French police said dogs like Diesel are indispensable in police raids.

# take-a-break - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Take a break and watch basketball fans try to make these babies race Take A Break This post contains videos

Take a break and watch basketball fans try to make these babies race

Most of them were having none of it.

# take-a-break - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Take a break and watch this amazing stuntman recreate moves from Tekken Take A Break This post contains videos

Take a break and watch this amazing stuntman recreate moves from Tekken

Hopping phoenix, clean sweep, deadly current – you name the move and this guy can pull it off.

# take-a-break - Monday 16 November, 2015

Take a break and watch this terrified Irish mammy battling a huge spider

The arachnophobes among us feel for her, but it’s still pretty hilarious…

# take-a-break - Friday 13 November, 2015

This calamity-prone cat has been a hit with viewers in the battle of the Christmas ads

Mog the Cat has been resurrected, after being killed off by author Judith Kerr in 2002.

# take-a-break - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Take a break and watch a bulldog on a skateboard set a new world record

The most impressive feat by a dog on a skateboard you’ll see today…

# take-a-break - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Take a break and watch Alanis Morissette's 2015 update of Ironic

“It’s like swiping left on your future soulmate.”

# take-a-break - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

WATCH: This portrait session with a twist shows the power of photography

One man, six photographers, six different stories.

# take-a-break - Monday 9 November, 2015

Boy with autism saves his classmate with Heimlich manoeuvre he learned on SpongeBob

His classmate had been choking on a piece of apple.

# take-a-break - Friday 6 November, 2015

Here's what happens when strangers made intense eye contact in Dublin

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t that weird. But it was powerful.

# take-a-break - Thursday 5 November, 2015

This university has a plan to stop people getting hurt because of smartphones

No more falling over your friends while texting.

# take-a-break - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

A lost Disney film has been rediscovered after 87 years

It was discovered by a researcher in the British Film Institute’s archives.