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Howdy, internet fiends! It’s time for another edition of our Fast Five - the smartest, funniest, most helpful and/or interesting links we’ve stumbled across online! This week: prophetic Instagram hoaxes, a simple explanation on what the whole franking credits brouhaha was all about, how to find success by thinking like Da Vinci, and more!

 

HOW THIS 2014 INSTAGRAM HOAX PREDICTED THE WAY WE NOW USE SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Back in 2014, an artist named Amalia Ulman became an art world sensation with a performance piece called "Excellences & Perfections" that played out on social media platform Instagram. In this article, Dazed takes a look at not only "how Ulman's performance impacted the internet we experience today, but also how it predicted it". Super interesting stuff!

 

JUNK EXPLAINED: HERE’S HOW RICH BOOMERS ARE USING AN EXTREMELY SNEAKY SCHEME TO STEAL YOUR MONEY

 

Over the last couple of weeks you would have probably heard Australian politicians arguing about a new Labor policy regarding scrapping cash refunds for franking credits associated with the dividend imputation scheme. For many people, that last sentence was utterly baffling. What's a franking credit? What's a divident imputation scheme? Who is going to be affected by this policy? Thankfully the clever wags at Junkee have taken the time to explain clearly what it all means so now when you hear it mentioned in conversation, you'll be able to know EXACTLY what's going on.

 

AUSTRALIA HAS SOME NEW $2 COINS - AND THEY'RE PRETTY GARISH

 

Every time the RBA designs some new currency, people end up debating whether the new money looks pretty cool or kinda lame. The latest batch of new coins commemorates the 2018 Commonwealth Games and entered circulation last week exclusively through Woolworths supermarket tills. But do they look any good? Lifehacker isn't a fan, but make up your own mind!

 

IF YOU WANT TO STAY SUCCESSFUL, LEARN TO THINK LIKE LEONARDO DA VINCI

 

Ol’ Leo Da Vinci was a kind of overachieving genius that set a bar so high for the rest of humanity, nearly 500 years on from his death it’s hard for any of us to ever dream of doing even a fraction of what he did, a fraction as well as he did it. On the upside, there are definitely lessons we can learn from him even today, and Quartz Media has put together a helpful guide to finding success by thinking just like him.

 

MEET THE MONOCABIN, A TINY HOME RENTAL MERE STEPS FROM THE AEGEAN SEA

 

We love great design, and this micro-living tiny home on the Greek island of Rhodes has us wishing we had more holiday leave and more savings accrued so we could head there right now and marvel at how great the Mandalaki Design Studio has managed to make a small space. If you’ve got the time and the money to head to Greece, you’ll be pleased to know this incredible holiday home is available on Airbnb! Go check out the photos, and feel free to invite us along on your holiday.

 



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