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Gulliver’s Kingdom Japan, Failed Amusement Park

Failed amusement parks somehow seem sadder than most other abandoned places. They evoke ghostly memories of children’s laughter, aromas of delicious indulgent foods and the joy of wild rides. Gulliver’s Kingdom, based on Jonathan Swift’s story, sits in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan. It opened in 1997 with great optimism that it would [...]

Saudi Arabia Plans to Build Mile-High Building

Saudi Arabia’s proposed Kingdom Tower will rise to 5,280 feet. That’s a full mile. If completed, this building in Jeddah will cost $30 billion to build and will contain apartments, hotel rooms, and offices in its 12 million cubic feet of space. The above graphic compares the structure to the Petronis Tower (center) in Malaysia [...]

Strange Beastfellows

Let’s just come out and admit it, shall we? The Internet is used to bridge geographical divides, to democratize the spread of information, to create and innovate new ways of entertaining ourselves – and to restore our faith in love by staring for hours at images of cute animals. In that spirit, then, I hereby [...]

The Amazing Monasteries Of Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is sometimes overlooked, locked between Tibet and India, but the Land of the Dragon as the Bhutanese call it is home to some of the most exquisite Buddhist monasteries in the word. Here, we take a fleeting visit to some of the over forty monasteries in Bhutan – quite a number [...]

Land of the Little People: Now with Video!

A few months ago, I wrote about a unique tourist attraction in Southwestern China in which dwarves from across the region, who are discriminated against and have trouble getting regular jobs, have banded together to create a theme park called “Kingdom of the Dwarves.” Whether or not the park is exploitative has been a matter [...]

Affectionate Animals

It’s great to see so much love in the animal kingdom especially when the world is so full of violence and hate. Enjoy these cute pictures of animals showing affection. Link From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by draganesku.