The world map of rude place names by Gary Gale

March 2, 2013 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Funny, North America, South America

 

Gary Gale of Britain has created the world’s first map of place names that have wrong, rude or funny associations in the English language. How about a trip to Bitsch in Switzerland, Shit in Iran or maybe Big Dick Lake in the U.S.?

Map of rude place names of the world

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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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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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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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New Russian anti-gay law to forbid public display of homosexuality

January 26, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Serious stuff

 

Rights for the homosexual are not doing too good in Russia these days. In the first of three treatments of the new bill, 388 voted yes and 1 voted against. It is expected that the bill will pass the two following votings.

New Russian anti-gay law to forbid public display of homosexuality

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When decisions are made using Facebook “likes”

January 20, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Funny

 

When 20 year old Peter Kverneng from Norway posted the picture below on Facebook, it got an incredible amount of media attention. In the picture, Peter is sitting beside his friend Cathrine with a sign reading: “Cathrine says that if I get 1 million “likes” she will have sex with me. Please share and like“.

Peter Kverneng from Norway got more than 1 million facebook likes

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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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The crooked house in Poland

January 13, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East

 

The Krzywy Domek, as the building is called in Poland, is the result of work from architecht Szotynscy Zaleski. The house is part of a shopping center, three stories high and is hosting a pub called Wony Pub in the mall. It has been drawn in way that resembles it is melting. Since the construction back in 2004, the Krsywy Domek quickly became the most photographed building in all of Poland. Pictures from: maps.pomocnik.com.

 

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The mysterious coin-covered wishing trees of Britain

January 7, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Pictures, Serious stuff

 

The story of the coin-covered wishing trees takes place in Great Britain. Tree trunks completely covered in coins have been found on various sites. Today passers-by knock coins into the trees with hopes of good luck. But the tradition started hundreds of years ago.

When estate manager Meurig Jones came upon coin-covered trees in his area, he started an investigation to uncover their origin.

Meurig Jones told the BBC in 2011: “We had no idea why it was being done when we first noticed the tree trunk was being filled with coins” and added that: “I did some detective work and discovered that trees were sometimes used as “wishing trees”.

He found out the the tradition dates back to the 1700s, where people would knock a coin into the tree to have their illness go away. It was also believed, that if someone took the coin from the tree, they would aquire the illness.

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Mayan calendar Dec 21 apocalypse prediction makes Russians stock up food

December 8, 2012 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Serious stuff

As the Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21st 2012, it has been interpreted as the coming of the end of the world. Although being rejected by the majority as a simple hoax theory, it has resulted in Russians who believe in the apocalypse to begin stock up on food supplies.

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The Difference Between American & British Culture

December 5, 2012 in Europe and Middle East, Funny, North America, Videos

 

Have a quick laugh from this 24 second video clip featuring Barack Obama and Gordon Brown.

 

When the bull takes the lead in a bullfight

October 29, 2012 in Amazing, Europe and Middle East, Funny, Pictures

Spanish bullfighting is about a man versus a bull. Usually the bullfighter has the advantage, but every now and then the bull gets a hit with its opponent. These pictures are about those moments.