World’s Strangest

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11 Legendary Monsters of Africa

The legendary monsters series continues with some scary stories from Africa. There are so many nations and discrete communities in Africa that the problem here was not finding the legendary stories, but whittling down the list to a manageable number. 1. Inkanyamba The Inkanyamba is a huge carnivorous eel-like animal in the legends of the Zulu and [...]

CANAF Championship

(YouTube link) The Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) concluded last month in Ghana, and Liberia won the tournament by defeating Ghana in the final game 4-2. Link -via Buzzfeed

Bureaucratics by Jan Banning

Dutch photographer Jan Banning traveled the world for his 2008 book Bureaucratics, a comparative study in bureaucrats from around the world. Jan traveled to Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, Yemen and the United States to snap photographs of civil servants – from fiscal authorities to police, from governors to local clerks – seated behind [...]

The Number of the Day: $125,000,000

In 1999 NASA lost $125 million because a team of engineering contractors erroneously used English measurements rather than metric. Let’s hope today’s Space Shuttle launch goes a lot more smoothly. Related Fact: The United States, Liberia and Myanmar are the only three countries in the world that don’t use the metric system as their primary [...]

The Vice Guides to Travel

For the past few years, VICE magazine has been dispatching correspondents to far-flung, weird and dangerous parts of the world — places you would never, never think of taking the family on vacation — and they’ve been coming back with amazing footage. North Korea, Chernobyl and Liberia have all been visited by VICE’s foul-mouthed hipsters, [...]