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Colombian Slum with Giant Outdoor Escalator

It may be a slum, but it’s a slum with an escalator! Officials in Medellin, Colombia, have inaugurated a giant outdoor escalator in one of its poorest slums: For generations, the 12,000 residents of Medellin’s [...]

Profiles in Scourges: Pablo Escobar

¬© HO/Reuters/Corbis Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born December 1, 1949, in the town of Rionegro, nestled in the northern Andes not far from the city of Medellin in the Colombian province of Antioquia. The son of a peasant farmer and a schoolteacher, there was nothing in Escobar’s background to suggest the meteoric and spectacularly sociopathic [...]

Duff Beer: Yes, It Does Exist!

If you’re in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia or Chile anytime soon, you can pick up a bottle of Duff, Homer Simpson’s lager of choice. Though the product is probably in violation of¬†licensing agreements–or more specifically, being produced without one–it’s a hot seller in South American markets. Fox has never licensed the beverage in the United States. According [...]

The Largest Pair of Jeans Ever | Book Of Guinness World Records 2011

Peruvian seamstresses hoping to snag a Guinness World Record for sewing the largest pair of blue jeans celebrated on Friday, one day after cranes buckled while trying to lift the giant 7.5-tonne pants. Workers laid the pair on the ground and put big balloons inside the legs to show off the size of the jeans, which [...]