Posted by claire on December 30, 2011 ·
New Year is a time when we love to say goodbye to old habits and difficult situations that have dragged us down over the previous year. But some of the regular time honoured traditions out there are stranger than anything you may have encountered before.
1. Nailing the Cake
There is an old Irish/Celtic tradition of saving any left over, stale cake or bread from the Christmas celebrations, [...]
Posted by claire on December 7, 2011 ·
As winter now has us firmly in its icy clutches, cold and flu bugs have us making regular trips to the pharmacy. These traditional remedies might save a few pennies.
A Pinch of Mouse
If someone you care for has fallen ill with a particularly heavy bout of cold or flu then this may be a remedy you could try. All you need is a part of a mouse, it doesn’t matter which part, as long as it is well [...]
Posted by claire on November 24, 2011 ·
What do you look for when choosing your holiday destination? Choose carefully of you could end up wishing you’d gone elsewhere.
No chance of relaxing on this St Martin beach, but you do get a great view of the undercarriage of every plane that flies over. You can even wave to the pilot as they pass by. Just watch out for the sand storm kicked up by the jets as it passes overhead [...]
Posted by claire on November 17, 2011 ·
For every labour saving or world changing invention, there are those that just never get to see the light of day. Here are five of the best (or worst!)
The Pet Vest
Tired of having to leave your little rodent friend at home when you go out, then this vest is just what you have been looking for. Complete with transparent tunnels and handy pockets for feeding and pet retrieval the Pet Vest has everything [...]
Posted by claire on October 30, 2011 ·
People tell jokes about them, ridicule their lifestyle and laugh at their hair – but a red-neck can make just about anything work with a few pieces of junk and a roll of Duct Tape.
Check out these one-of-a-kind creations and you’ll see what I mean…
Red-Neck Appartment Complex
So yes, maybe more than the one roll of duct tape was required for this venture, [...]
Posted by claire on October 27, 2011 ·
You would think that when you are about to check out of a hotel you would do a quick check to make sure that you had everything that you came with. Wouldn’t you?
Here are some of the more bizarre items that have been left behind after guests have checked out.
Now a wok might not sound like anything too bizarre, but think about it? Why would you need a wok in a hotel room? The manager [...]
Posted by claire on October 25, 2011 ·
Many people suffer from a phobia of something, but it’s generally something that has little or no impact on how they life their life. However having to cope with a phobia to something you encounter everyday? Well that would be difficult to say the least.
Vestiphobia – Fear of Clothing
How can you possibly go through life scared of your own (and other people’s) clothes? [...]
Posted by claire on October 11, 2011 ·
Amazing Two Headed Kitten
Two faced kitty.
Veterinary staff were surprised to deliver a seemingly healthy two headed kitten in their offices in Perth, Western Australia. Only one in a million births results in a deformity of this type and the animals rarely survive. Polycephaly (having more than one head)is more commonly seen in snakes and reptiles and is thought to be due to something going wrong [...]
Posted by claire on October 7, 2011 ·
5 Weird Old Laws
Laws are generally put in place to keep society safe; however the rule books are not regularly updated. There are still some laws in existence that are not only baffling but downright stupid. Either they have just remained unnoticed or there is someone somewhere who feels (for reasons best kept to themselves) that they are still relevant. Decide for yourself, here are just five [...]
Posted by claire on October 4, 2011 ·
5 of the Worlds Weirdest Hotels
Looking for something different for your next holiday? Want something more than a standard room? Then try out some of the most bizarre and unique hotels the world has to offer the weary traveller.
The Mirror Room – Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin.
Find your best side!
Each room in this hotel is different; you can choose to sleep in a cage suspended from [...]