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Beautiful Buildings Made from Ice and Snow

They don’t last long, but they are works of art for a short time in winter. Flavorwire has a roundup of homes, hotels, igloos, castles, and art buildings made from ice and snow. Such structures are found in Romania, Russia, Sweden, China, Canada, and the U.S. Even in New Mexico! Shown here is The Celestial [...]

Weddings Complete with Kidnappings

Photo: Vadim Ghirda Weddings are precious moments everywhere, but in Romania it comes with a little side of kidnapping for ransom. So forget veils, there brides wear blindfolds … Here’s the country’s strange tradition [...]

The Wealthy Roma

Photo: Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky There are two million Roma (or "gypsies" as you may know them, though that term is considered derogatory by the Romani people) in Romania, [...]

French Horn Urinals

The men’s room in the new Jazzissimo Lounge in Timisoara, Romania will remind you of the Jazz Age in every detail, right down to the brass plumbing fixtures. The French horns are non-functional as musical instruments. Please do not attempt to play them. Link -via Nerdcore | Photo: Jazzissimo Lounge

7 Stories of People Who Refused to be Limited (in 2012)

Is it just me, or are there more and more global news stories about disabled people accomplishing feats that would be quite newsworthy for able-bodied people? I believe it is happening more and more, as modern attitudes about those who’ve had physical setbacks change to reflect reality. People termed “disabled” have always had the will [...]

Quick Shot: Dieselpunk Art

Link Quick Update: Great Dieselpunk Art Is there such a thing as “blimp-punk”? Well, these airships are sufficiently dark, industrial and dirty to be called such… Click to enlarge, this is fantastic and very atmospheric work “Landscapes L51″ by Gutalin! – see it in detail here. Also, don’t miss this wonderfully futuristic vision of the Gears City by [...]

Kazakhstan Now Thankful for Borat

Back in 2006, the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was angry at Borat. The movie, starring Sacha Baron Cohen and shot in neighboring Romania, made fun of the country (as the movie’s theme song proclaimed, [...]

Romanian ATMs Baffle Customers

One street in the city of Timisoara, Romania, has two automatic teller machines that are all but unusable. One is in a wall six feet off the ground, requiring customers to bring their own step stools in order to use it. The other, just across the street, is so low that customers must kneel on [...]

1.85 Mile Wedding Dress Train Is the World’s Longest

Whoever wears this dress is going to have an agonizingly long wedding. A bridal gown train nearly two miles long stretched across the center of Bucharest, Romania on Tuesday. According to Guinness World Records, it’s the longest train in the world: The train, which took 100 days to stitch, was crafted by a team of 10 [...]

Buried Under Snow

This blogger is trying to find the town of Tecuci, Romania, under the snow! For some reason, the Google translation renders the town’s name as Tecumseh. There are more pictures of the huge snowfall at the site Criserb. Link -via Buzzfeed