World’s largest public bathroom in China with 1000 toilets

April 1, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Pictures

 

The Chinese city of Chongqing holds a weird kind of world record. The world record for the largest bathroom. In Chongqing they built a porcelain palace with an Egyptian facade and more than 1000 toilets in a four-story building of 3000 square meters (32000 square feet).

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The Pilobolus dance group makes a human alphabet

March 7, 2013 in Amazing, North America, Pictures

 

6 members of the Pilobolus Dance Theater have created what can only be described as a human alphabet. They twisted their bodies into possible and almost impossible positions, creating the 26 letters of their alpabet. The happening took place over 4 days in photographer John Kane’s studio. According to the dance group, the hardest letters were “R” and “C”. See for yourself. (Pictures via: dailymail.co.uk)

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Russian Vladimir Filippovich builds himself a castle

March 3, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Pictures

 

Meet Vladimir Filippovich, king of his own selfmade castle. The Russian must be rather good at craftsmanship as he transformed the inside of his house into a palace of his own. As the king of the castle, his kingdom entails exactly 13 inhabitants to which he rule. To be exact, the kingdom consists on Vladimir himself, 11 dogs and 2 cats, probably making the castle rather noisy (via: photopolygon.com).

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Headism – artist Philip Levine uses his bald head as art display

March 2, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Pictures

 

When English artist Philip Levine started to go bald a few years ago, he decided to take advantage of the situation in stead of seeing only the negative. Philip shaved his head and made his bald head an area to display art. In collaboration with artist Kate Sinclair he decorates and paints his head into many colours and patterns using a variety of materials. That’s how the Headism movement started. See more at: www.headism.co.uk. Pictures by Daniel Regan: www.danielregan.com.

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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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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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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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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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La Tomatina – the famous tomato festival in the Spanish town Buñol

January 28, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Pictures

 

Every year in the end of August the tomato festival La Tomatina is held in Buñol, Spain. To put it simple, it’s a giant tomato fight for fun where participants throw tomatos at each other. The fight begins by trucks entering the scene of Plaza del Pueblo throwing tomatos around. For the next hour tomatos are thrown everywhere by everyone completely coloring the town and the participants red. It is highy recommended to use goggles and gloves to avoid injuries and it is also mandatory to crush the tomato before throwing. It is estimated that 150.000 tomatos in total are used in the fight. They come from the region of Extremadura, being of inferior taste and cheap, grown specifically for the festivities. After the fight the streets are hosed down by fire trucks. Pictures from Wikimedia Commons.

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Amazing Snow Art in Les Arc by Simon Beck

January 27, 2013 in Amazing, Europe and Middle East, Pictures

 

Simon Beck spends every winter in French Les Arc turning the snow-covered landscape into magnificent giant pieces of snow-art.  Simon Beck plans a pattern before putting on snowshoes and “drawing” the patternby walking in the nature. Depending on size and shape it takes from six hours to a couple of days to finish the work. The Snow Art will only last until the next snowfall has covered it. For more info, visit: Simon Beck on Facebook. Pictures from Simon Beck.

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The Rio de Janeiro street art paintings by Haas & Hahn

January 22, 2013 in Amazing, Pictures, Serious stuff, South America

 

Meet Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas from the Netherlands. They decided to put some color into the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The favelas of Rio are visible from many places in the Brazilian city. With this in mind, Haas & Hahn decided to paint beautiful paintings on the streets and walls of the favela in order to make people rethink the way they reflect on the renowned area. Below is the result of this thinking. Find out more at: www.favelapainting.com.

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The Chand Baori stepwell of Rajasthan, India

January 20, 2013 in Amazing, Asia-Pacific, Pictures, Serious stuff

 

The Chand Baori stepwell is an incredible masterpiece landmark. Constructed in the 8th century by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty, the well has steps built into the inner walls.

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Meet the Norwegian Black Metal subculture

January 15, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Pictures

 

Based on the black metal music genre, a subculture known as Norwegian Black Metal emerged back in the early 1990s. The movement, or cult as described by some, centered around a record shop in Oslo, Norway called Helvete (Hell).

The subculture gained worldwide fame due to their strong  anti-Christian beliefs and the variety of crimes they committed. The crimes included multiple cases of arson, two cases of murder and apparently crimes that were satanically-motivated.

From 1992 to 1996 fans and musicians of the Black metal subculture participated in more than 50 arsons of Christian churches. Among the arsons was the burning of the Fantoft Stave Church in 1992. The church was more than 800 years old at the time.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Norwegian_black_metal_scene.

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When KFC opened a new food store in China

January 13, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Funny, Pictures

 

When Kentucky Fried Chicken, the US based chicken fast food chain, opened a new restaurant in China back in 2009, they promoted the opening in an unusual way. Meet the Shrimp installation.

KFC hired 7 people to dress up as shrimps and live together in a small glass cube for more than 2 weeks in an attempt to promote the restaurant. There are no evidence of the success of the installation, but success or not, it looked kinda weird back then. Photos from: Imagine China.

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