Oddities

Kilimanjaro’s Five Botanic Worlds

Kilimanjaro’s Five Botanic Worlds

As you climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro you enter through the rainforest and ascend to an arctic icecap. To pass through these divergent worlds you need to be as adaptable as the plants and trees…

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ANTI-GRAVITY

By on February 25, 2014 in History, Oddities, World Religions
ANTI-GRAVITY

Forget the easy pleasures of money, power and fame. Instead, imagine if you could levitate.

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CURIOUS COLLECTIONS

By on September 27, 2013 in Amazing Individuals, Oddities

Whether you have a thing for toilets or Pez dispensers, there’s a good chance there’s a museum out there, or one in the works, where you can go and geek out.

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TINKU: IN PRAISE OF PACHAMAMA

By on August 2, 2013 in Culture, Oddities

In Tinku, there are no belts to be earned and you can’t buy a ticket to a fight. This form of ritual conflict has remained the same for centuries and may be the last uncommercialized martial art.

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PRISON PROVISIONS, GRAVEYARD GRUB, AND MORE

By on March 29, 2013 in Culture, Food, Oddities
PRISON PROVISIONS, GRAVEYARD GRUB, AND MORE

Eating out of toilets; dining with the dead; waiters serving a life sentence. Restaurateurs find success in pushing the limits and testing your gag reflex.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CARNIVAL

By on February 1, 2011 in Culture, Oddities

Carnival, the annual rite of letting your alter ego out of the cage, has many faces, customs and costumes.

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