World’s Strangest

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The Dark Tower: Found!

“QUANTUM SHOT” #736Link – article by Avi Abrams The Ultimate Black Obelisk That Nature Has Made (in Sao Tome) Maybe you’ve read Stephen King’s huge fantasy epic “The Dark Tower”, or perhaps the Tower of Mordor from “The Lord of the Rings” more readily comes to mind? In any case, you’ll be surprised to find the fantastic [...]

The Mysterious Minaret of Jam

“QUANTUM SHOT” #709Link – article by Avi Abrams The 12-Century Wonder and Mystery of Afghanistan Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient “skyscraper” stands like a missile pointing at the stars – a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world. Originally it [...]

More Crazy Intersections & Traffic Jams

“QUANTUM SHOT” #701Link – by Avi Abrams The only thing that helps while stuck in traffic is knowing that somewhere others have it worse This page will come as a stress-reliever for many – seeing how others are also battling horrid commute traffic jams and ridiculously complex interchanges every day. We covered this topic before – see [...]

The World’s Most Powerful Mobile Crane

“QUANTUM SHOT” #692Link – article by Avi Abrams The Strongest Telescopic Crane in the World… and simply a monster of a truck Meet Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 – Built by the German company Liebherr Group, this colossal mobile crane has the longest telescopic boom in the world – 100 meters (328 ft)! This apotheosis of all monster cranes [...]

Ship Figureheads: Symbols of the Sea

“QUANTUM SHOT” #672Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The art of glorious (or frightening) “hood ornaments” for ships The elaborate decorative wooden carvings known as figureheads were found on the prow of ships built between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Many depicted human females or animals, but other designs could be found as well. [...]

Girls and Beers of Oktoberfest

“QUANTUM SHOT” #660Link – article by Victoria Whyte and Avi Abrams The popularity of our Cheers to Beers! series prompted us to ask a seasoned traveler and reporter Victoria Whyte to highlight the fabulous Oktoberfest, with various styles of fabulous beers and beer mugs (steins) served there. 200th Anniversary of Oktoberfest of Munich, Germany Munich has been celebrating [...]

Vintage & Modern Concept Buses

“QUANTUM SHOT” #16Link – by Avi Abrams The Glamorous Side of Riding the Bus: Greyhound on Steroids Some of these concepts have timeless, exciting forms, some are more of the “pulp-ish” and “sci-fi” variety, but they all invariably turned heads and excited onlookers in their time, and some still inspire designers today. Some of these buses were [...]