Two straight best friends from Dublin, Ireland, decided to get married in order to avoid paying around $60,000 in inheritance tax. Murphy had planned to give his house to his best friend, but was surprised to find out how much the inheritance tax would be.
The Tea Terrace, based in House of Fraser’s Oxford Street branch, has become Europe’s first location to deliver the “Selfieccino,” which features an image of customers’ faces on the frothy topping of their drinks.
Search giant Google is set to acquire five acres of land to build new offices on the site of an old U.S. Air Force Base. The company will construct a Google campus that’ll include two large office buildings at the site.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records “Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams”, a 2,519-squaremeter fountain installation at Dadaepo beach in Busan Metropolitan City the world’s biggest floor music fountain.
In recent years, Icelanders have started to appear exotic and slightly weird. As recently as twenty years ago, they preferred to be like citizens in any other European country – but there’s money to be made by standing out from the crowd.
Muhammad Sameer (14) from Karachi, Pakistan, is being dubbed as a “human owl” because of his ability to turn his head a complete 180 degrees to look directly behind him. Muhammad Sameer, from Karachi, uses his hands to help rotate his head back over his shoulders.
Every December 25th, in Takanakuy, Peru the annual tradition of getting together as a community, and beating the snot out of each other to settle old grudges, all followed and celebrated in tandem with drinking, dancing, music and family support!
The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands sold for $450m after a fevered, 19-minute round of bidding at Christie’s in Manhattan, New York shattering the record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold.
It seems dating in the sea is just as complex as on land, with male dolphins off the West Australian coast observed offering up presents to females and cultivating “wing man” relationships to help each other score a mate.
Norwegian percussionist and ice musician Terje Isungset creates music from instruments made entirely out of ice. In 1999, Norwegian jazz musician Terje Isungset was invited to create music in a frozen waterfall.
The new trend for replacing your tree with a stepladder can look awesome or simply awful. If having pine needles all over your house is too much for you to bear, or space is at a premium, then grab a stepladder and some lights, we’ve got the solution.
The Winter Lights Festival (1 - 4 February 2018) is an annual event that stimulates the city life in the midwinter. The Festival celebrates both the winter world and the growing light after a long period of darkness.
If you celebrate Chinese New Year, it falls on February 16th, and the festival will last to March 2nd, about 15 days in total. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the Dog and its characteristic word is action.
Halloween falls every year on 31st October, which was a Tuesday this year. It is widely thought that Halloween traditions came from Celtic harvest festivals of Samhain, although some people support the view that Halloween began independently as a Christian festival.
Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout describes their12 metres in height artwork ‘Domestikator’ as ‘a large scale artwork that serves as a totem, a temple and a beacon’. According to them, it symbolizes ‘the power of humanity over the world’.
Titled Flesh Love, Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi features bizarre portraits of couples tightly encased inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it’s a way for people to express “how close and in love they are”.
Diwali celebrates the Hindu belief that good will always triumph over evil. The date of the festival is calculated according to the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar and is usually in October or November.
The recipe for a record-breaking guacamoleis simple - 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them. That is what avocado growers in Jalisco mobilized last month to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping 3 tonnes of delicious dip made from “green gold.”
Greek governments have been battling over sole ownership of the “Greek yogurt” product for decades, with a new big battle inside the EU rapidly rising. This time it is the Czech Republic which is under the sights of the Greek Agriculture Ministry.
Kjeragbolten is a boulder wedged in a mountain crevasse by the edge of the Kjerag mountain in Lysefjord, near Stavanger, Norway. The boulder itself is a five-cubic-meter large block of stone suspended above 984-meter deep abyss.
Eisa is a dance performed during the O-bon holidays as a way to remember, pay respect, and to send off ancestors. Youth associations from each Aza (neighborhood, region) parade through the communities while dancing the Eisa.
Victoria Xipolitakis, 31, better known as Vicky Xipolitakis, was filmed walking around the New York subway dressed in the unusual outfit. She said she wanted to give back to others and decided to hand money to commuters in the city.
Kanto Matsuri (Pole of Lanterns Festival from 3rd - 6th August) in Akita City is another one of the three great summer festivals of northern Japan. The highlight of this event are the twelve-meter-long bamboo poles holding 40 to 50 candle-lit paper lanterns and weighing to 50 kilograms carried by individuals who do fancy steps as they balance the lanterns on their foreheads, shoulders, chins and hips.
Alex Bellini is a 38-year-old public speaker from Italy who now lives in Oxford, UK, with his wife and two daughters. He wants to drop a specially designed survival capsule onto an iceberg in Greenland and live inside it for up to 12 months, or until the iceberg flips.
Residents of the Canadian New Brunswick seniors’ home have been informed they will each be limited to two rolls of toilet paper a week. The Manoir Notre-Dame in Moncton, said in a written notice the move is necessary because of an increase in overall costs.
Conroy’s Old Bar describes itself as the world’s first self-catering pub, and is nestled in the tiny, rural village of Aglish in County Tipperary, Ireland. It has everything you’d expect from an authentic Irish pub, but with no other guests, no landlord, and no charge for drinks – you bring your own.