World’s Strangest

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11 Wonderful Libraries in Africa

We’ve brought you beautiful European, South American, North American and Asian libraries, so now it’s time for the most amazing libraries in Africa. 1. Library of Alexandria The most famous library in Africa is the Library of Alexandria — the modern tribute to the famed library of antiquity. Located on the shore in Alexandria near where the ancient library [...]

Dog Is a Terrible Singer and Piano Player

(Video Link) Runty is off-key and alternating his tempo. More practice! Porter and Tucker can play. Why can’t you?! No walkies until I hear “Marching to Pretoria” played properly! -via Boing Boing

We Are All Americans: The World’s Response to 9/11

© Michel Setboun/Corbis A decade ago this week, people all over the world stood shoulder-to-shoulder in mourning, solidarity, sympathy and friendship with the people of the United States. Here are few of those international reactions, both organized and spontaneous, that occurred in the days following September 11, 2001. In London, the Star Spangled Banner played during [...]

Meteor Lights Up the Night Sky in South Africa

[YouTube - Link] This video footage of a meteor lighting up the night sky happened in Gauteng, South Africa, on November 21, 2009. From South Africa’s Eye Witness News: People in Gauteng saw the bright light at around 11pm on Saturday night, heading towards the north of Pretoria. “We saw this big green ball of fire. it kind [...]