Culture on the web: cousincouples.com in support of cousin couples

April 24, 2013 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, North America, Serious stuff, South America

 

Our series of weird, alternative or just different websites, we’ve turned our attention to cousincouples.com. As the title indicates, this is a website for cousin couples to meet and interact with other couples of the same kind. As they explain on their front page, it is a site for those romantically involved with their cousin. It is a site dedicated to providing support and facts about cousin marriages as well as fostering friendships around the world. It may be used for getting advice or exchanging information.

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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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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.

Rio de Janeiro carnival parade
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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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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.

Haas and Hahn Rio de Janeiro favela painting 1

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Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes disappears in her own paintings

January 5, 2013 in Pictures, Serious stuff, South America

 

Cecilia Paredes from Peru blends into her own paintings using costumes, make-up and paint. As Cecilia explains, it’s about making herself part of the landscape in order to get a sense of belonging.  She sometimes lets herself be clearly visible by making her hair stand out in the painting.

For more info, visit Cecilias homepage: ceciliaparedes.net

Cecilia-Paredes 6

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Columbian couple has lived in a sewer for 22 years

December 9, 2012 in Pictures, Serious stuff, South America

 

Miguel Restrepo and his wife Maria Garcia have lived in a sewer for 22 years in the Columbian city of Medellin.

Columbia homeless sewer

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