World’s Strangest

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Jantar Mantar

This looks like an ultra-modern playground, but it’s actually an astronomical observatory in Jaipur, India. It was built on orders from Maharajah Jai Singh II in the early 1700s. Jantar Mantar, which means calculation instrument, is the largest of five observatories the Maharajah had built to explore and measure the heavens. Read more about it [...]

26 Life-Size Versions of Popular Board Games

Everyone’s favorite board games get a whole lot more fun when they’re super-sized. We’ve gathered up a collection of our favorite jumbo variations on classic board games—if you think we’ve missed a good one, let us know in the comments! Candy Land I was surprised there weren’t more life-size versions of the candy-themed game, but the quality [...]

The Jaipur Limb

(Photo from The Jaipur Limb was invented in the 1960s by an orthopedic surgeon and an artisan who worked at Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur, India. They saw the desperate need of poor people who were suffering from loco-motor disabilities and devised this limb that would help them them live more independent and productive lives. The [...]