World’s Strangest

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Learning to Skate

This photo is from the Netherlands, dated 1933. The little cutie looks a bit apprehensive, but you know his whole family enjoys ice skating, so he’s got to get into the groove sooner or later. Luckily, he has something to fall back on! Link

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

11 Cool bridges from around the world

1. The Moses Bridge, Neverthlands Designed by architecture group RO & AD, The Moses Bridge is constructed out of Accoya wood, a hi-tech wood that is supposedly harder and more durable than some of the best tropical woods. It is treated with a nontoxic anti-fungal coating to maintain its split-the-water functionality. 2. Da Vinci Bridge, Norway A bridge [...]

How U.S. Cities Stack Up To Other Countries

Have you ever wondered how your city’s economy would compare to a small country? Well, if you happen to live in one of America’s larger cities, you can now find out thanks to this fascinating article on The Atlantic. Take LA for example: With a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $737.9 billion, the LA metro’s [...]

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 2

Last week we saw eight clips from international versions of Sesame Street. Here are eight more from different nations! Brazil Vila Sesamo! This show began in 1972. * Canada In Canada, the show is named Sesame Park. This segment is from around 1990. * Nigeria Where it’s called Sesame Square. * India In Hindi, Cookie Monster is Biscuit Badsha on the show Gali Gali Sim Sim. * Jordan Where [...]

Man Walks Through Peanut Butter Art Exhibit

A museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has an art installation that consists of peanut butter covering 14 square meters of the floor. The smooth peanut butter “carpet” has no fence around it because museum directors believe it would detract from the art. You can guess it would be easy for a visitor to walk into it [...]

Dutch Superbus: Stretch Batmobile as Public Transportation

What looks like a Stretch Batmobile, goes really fast, and runs on electric motor? The Dutch Superbus, the brainchild of Wubbo Ockels, who created the car for public transportation (that or a really, really expensive ride to prom). AOL’s Translogic blog has the video clip: Link (Photo: Radio Netherlands Worldwide)

Automotive Madness (Funny Pics)

“QUANTUM SHOT” #690Link – article by Avi Abrams Extraordinary (Idiotic) Drivers and Their Magnificent Machines Most of these cars and their lucky owners are from Russia and Eastern Europe… Not that in “Soviet (or post-Soviet) Russia the car gets to own YOU”, but perhaps because the people are more desperate to use whatever they got to keep [...]

Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Most of you are familiar with American, Canadian and English Christmas customs, which are largely the same, including Santa bringing presents that sit below a lit up tree. But have you ever wondered just how Christmas is celebrated in China, or in Finland? Whether you’re just interested in learning more about other cultures or want [...]

World’s Largest Toast Portrait

I’m sure many people have wished that their mother-in-law was toast. Laura Hadland turned a photo of her mother-in-law, Sandra Whitfield, into the world’s largest toast mosaic – comprising 9,852 slices. The toast mosaic – 128 square metres of browned and scorched bread – was officially named the world’s largest at 5pm on October 17 at [...]