Meet Mexican real-life superhero Superbarrio Gomez

February 27, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, North America

 

Marco Rascón Córdova, a high school dropout, has been a real-life superhero for many years in Mexico. Marco has taken the name of Superbarrio Gomez, wearing red tights and a red and yellow wrestler’s mask. The name of Superbarrio means super-neighborhood, which describes his actions as a real-life hero. He is not the usual crime fighting hero, but rather deals with helping the ones in need by organizing labor rallies, protests, filing petitions and helping those being evicted from their home. 

Superbarrio also declared himself a candidate for the 1996 Presidential elections in in the U.S. Of course, he didn’t run for the office officially, but he merely ran a campaign to increase awareness and improve lives of Mexican workers in the U.S.  (Via: wikipedia.org)

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Rick from Canada has been tattooed into a living zombie

February 27, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, North America, Pictures

 

Meet Rick from Montreal, Canada. A living zombie. Having spent more than 24 hours being tattooed and costing more than $ 4,000 Canadian dollars, Rick is now looking more like zombie than a living person. His tattoos resemble the inside of the body, showing bones, teeth and intestines. According to Rick, the tattoos are about the human body as a decomposing corpse. As the art of a rotten cadaver. On top of that, Rick also loves horror movies, which the tattoos are a tribute to.

The first major step in the transformation was when he had his hands tattooed. It can become much more difficult to get a decent job, when your hands are covered in tattoos. But he has it done and sincem then the body painting only escalated. (Via: bizarremag.com).

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Swedish woman has been married to the Berlin Wall for 33 years

February 25, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East

 

Meet Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, age 58, who has been married to the Berlin Wall since 1979. Eija-Riitta, with the surname Berliner-Mauer meaning Berlin Wall, was once diagnosed with the condition called Objectum-Sexuality. The diagnose means you have feelings of love, arousal, attraction and commitment for a particular object. Human relationships seems ludicrous to a person with the diagnose. Her disease and fetish supposedly originates from her childhood as she explains she fell in love with the structure when she first saw it on television at age 7.

Eija-Riitta Berliner Mauer marriage with the Berlin Wall

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Incredible photo art by Swedish Erik Johansson

February 24, 2013 in Amazing, Europe and Middle East, Pictures, Serious stuff

 

Erik Johansson is a full time photographer from Sweden, currently based in Berlin, Germany. Erik uses photography to create very unsual and amazing pieces of photo art. He describes his style as “Surreal ideas realized in a realistic way with a touch of humor”. Erik starts out the process of creating a piece of photo art by drawing a sketch to make an idea visual. When an idea is deemed good enough, he starts the planning to find a suitable location to take photos. This step may take anywhere from a couple of days, a few months and even years in some cases. He then shoots the picures and afterwards put them together and modifies into his original idea on his computer. All pictures by Erik Johansson. For more info, visit his site: erikjohanssonphoto.com.

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10 interesting facts about the Oscars

February 23, 2013 in Amazing, North America

 

1. Oscar is only a nickname for the statuette

The statuettes official name is “Academy Award of Merit”. It is unclear how the nickname Oscar began, but on popular story centers around a librarian, Margaret Herrick, working at the Academy. When she first saw the statue, she bursted out that it looked like her Uncle Oscar and apparently the name should have sticked to the statue since then.

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The Maeklong railway food market in Thailand

February 21, 2013 in Amazing, Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre

 

Welcome to the amazing food market where trains run through 8 times a day. The Maeklong food market, 70 km south-west of the capital Bangkok in Thailand, is very special compared to other food markets. All the stalls are set up on both sides of a railway. A railway still being used. So, as a train passes by all the stall owners must quickly gather their goods and pull them aside, in order for the train to pass. This happens 8 times a day. After the train has passed, they can unpack their stalls and the shopping continues.

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Man gets world map and 220 national flags tattooed on his body

February 18, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre

 

Meet Guinness Rishi, an Indian man who wants to become a human flagpole. Mr. Rishi, originally named Har Parkash, changed his name to show commitment to setting Guinness world records.

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First mass Moon wedding since the death of the founder

February 17, 2013 in Amazing, Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Serious stuff

 

3,500 couples got married in the first mass wedding in the Moon movement, since the death of their founder. Almost identically dressed up, the many couples took part in the ceremony, performed by Hak Ja-Han, the widow of Moon founder Sun Myung Moon who passed away in September 2012.

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10 interesting facts you didn’t know about Valentine’s Day

February 16, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Funny, Serious stuff

 

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 in many countries every year. There are many different theories about the origin of the day, but one of the most popular and well-known, is that of the imprisonment of Saint Valentine. During the Roman Empire under the reign of Claudius the 2nd around 270 A.D., it was a time of war. Claudius forbad men to marry during the war because he was convinced that men without commitments were better soldiers. Saint Valentine went against this order by secretly marrying couples. Unfortunately it was discovered and Saint Valentine sent to prison. Before being executed he sent a farewell letter, signing it “From your Valentine” (Wikipedia.org).

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In Las Vegas, you can have a shotgun wedding

February 15, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, North America

 

You’ve probably heard about a lot of crazy stuff going on in Las Vegas. Beside the gambling, extreme hotels and drive-through weddings it is now possible to have a so-called shotgun wedding.

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Pictures from the Rio de Janeiro carnival

February 14, 2013 in Amazing, Pictures, South America

 

It’s time for the annual world famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro. In order to celebrate we bring you a series of picures. Enjoy. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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When Danish police delivered sushi on behalf of traffic victim

February 13, 2013 in Amazing, Europe and Middle East, Funny

 

When a young couple in Denmark opened the door to get the sushi they ordered, they were in for a surprise. A police officer was standing with their sushi in his hands.

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10 interesting facts about the Rio de Janeiro carnival

February 13, 2013 in Amazing, South America

 

It’s time for the yearly carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Here’s 10 interesting facts you didn’t know about the festivities.

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Chinese new year of the snake celebrations

February 12, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Pictures

 

The new Chinese year began on February 10th 2013. The year of the snake. At the Ditan Temple celebrations took place to mark the start of the snake year according to the Chinese zodiac. Amongst the performers is a guy inserting live snakes through his nose, then pulling them out of the mouth.

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The crazy swim suit skiing carnival in China

February 10, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Funny, Pictures

 

Each year during winter at the Shenyang Forest Park snow park in China, contestants wear nothing but swim suits or summer apparels while skiing down the slopes. This is the Swim suit skiing carnival.

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