World’s Strangest

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The Brain Phone Booth

I don’t know what’s more remarkable: that this phone booth is shaped like a brain, or that there is a public phone still existing somewhere. This is an art installation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where there are at least 100 phone booths. All of them are part of an art project in which 100 artists [...]

Corn Stolen from Moving Train

Thieves made off with 50 tonnes of corn taken from a moving train as it was traveling through an area 300 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Police reports state that the thieves greased the train track beforehand, causing the 54-wagon vehicle to slow down due to uneasy controls. The criminals then proceeded to use a tow [...]

Lucy Mcrae and her Safety Pin Art

Australian artist Lucy McRae is straddling the worlds of fashion, technology and the body in an exhibition at Sao Paulo’s Museum of Image and Sound this week.A statement from the Rojo Nova Work In Progress exhibition says that as a body architect McRae invents and builds structures on the skin that re-shape the human silhouette.”Her [...]

Miraculous Stories of 5 World Leaders

Our new cover story on leaders is filled with the bold ideas and strange measures that politicians have taken to try and better their countries. But part of what makes the piece so fascinating is that all of these men and women have had unbelievable lives. Their stories sound so unlikely– from a hippie, folk-singing [...]