The giant 15 metre-tall inflatable poop art installation in Hong Kong

April 29, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Funny

 

An ‘abstract’ sculpture has attracted a lot of attention in Hong Kong these days. The 15.5 metre-tall installation named Complex Pile, by American artist Paul McCarthy, resembles a giant poop. The exhibition is organised by the West Kowloon visual culture center with the name of “M+”. According to the museum’s director, he wasn’t sure what the artist was trying to achieve.

Giant inflatable poop

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Map of China literally translated into English

April 13, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Funny

A map published by the Shanghaiist shows Chinese provinces and nearby countries translated into English from Chinese, literally. Many names in Chinese actually have a meaning, which is what this map tries to capture.

China map literally translated names

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The Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland

March 11, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Funny

 

Every year in the small city of Sonkajärvi in Finland, a special competition has taken place since 1992. It is the World Championships in Wife Carrying. Men compete by racing through a special track with obstacles, all while carrying a female on their back.

Wife carrying competition

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The crazy Cooper’s Hill downhill cheese rolling in Gloucester, England

March 9, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Funny

 

The rules of the race are quite simple. From the top of a hill a round Gloucester cheese is rolled and participants race down the hill to try to catch it. Winner of the race, and the cheese, is the first person to cross the finish line at the bottom of the hill.  Although the goal is to actually catch the cheese on its descend, it’s not really possible as the cheese gets a 1 second head start and can reach speeds up to 70 mph (112 km/h).

Gloucester cheese rolling downhill race 1

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The women only car park in the Wonder Mall in China

March 7, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Funny

 

In the Wonder Mall in Shijiazhuang, China, they’ve built a car park for women only. Each parking space is one meter wider than the average space, making it possible for women to park without damaging neighboring vehicles, as a mall representative explains. The car park for women has also been painted in pink and purple colours, to better fit it’s targeted audience. The question is: is it discriminating against men to not allow them access or provocative against women by insinuating they can’t park the car in normal sized lots? (via: imagechina.com).

women only car park in  china

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The famous Yunessun Red Wine Spa in Japan

March 3, 2013 in Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Funny

 

12 days a year you can bathe in red wine in the biggest spa resort in Japan. At the Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan a hot tub is filled with hundreds of gallons of Beaujolais Nouveau, for customers to bathe in. On top of that, a 12-foot bottle of wine is included, providing the visitors with red wine to consume during their unusual bathing experience.

Japan Hokane red wine spa 1

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The Dachshund United Nations art installation in Sydney

March 2, 2013 in Amazing, Europe and Middle East, Funny, North America, Serious stuff

 

Australian artist Bennett Miller has re-created the U.N. using live Dachshunds. The Dachshund UN is a miniature version of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The difference is that humans are replaced by dogs and the assembly has no power in the UN.

Dachshund UN art installation Bennett Miller 1

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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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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).

Valentine's Day interesting facts

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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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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.

Skiing swim suit carnival China 1

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7-year-old Remi Urbano got a cat after more than 100.000 Facebook likes

January 23, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, Funny, North America, Serious stuff

 

7-year-old Remi Urbano and his younger sister really really wanted a cat. But their dad wouldn’t allow it. Following a lot of begging, their dad Dan Urbano suggested a bet. Only if the two kids could get 1.000 Facebook likes, would they get a cat. As it turned out, Dan seriously underestimated the power of the internet. And the Facebooks users love of cats and a feel-good story.

Remi Urbano 100000 facebook likes get cat

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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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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.

Shrimp people promotion 1

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15 very strange and unsual tombstones

January 9, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Funny, Pictures

 

If you go for a walk on a cemetery you’ll probably notice that all the tombstones look almost the same and the sayings on the stones don’t vary much. However, sometimes people plan a different style of tombstone for themselves. Here’s 15 examples of such oddities. Source: static.iftk.com.br/mt/.

Tombstone 1

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