Category Archives: Travel

Indonesian’s bizarre ritual of digging up its dead to give them a wash, groom and dress them in new clothes (video)


This zombie-like ritual is called Ma’nene and takes place in Toraja in South Sulawesi. The Torajan people say the dead live in their hearts and minds. They dig up the mummified bodies of their dead relatives every few years and change their clothes and clean their bodies and crypts. Families even exhume children and babies.

Woman Robbed During Life Interview (Video)

Brazilian Woman Robbed During Life Interview

The woman was complaining about the lack of police last week when a thief attempted to snatch her gold necklace in broad daylight. The woman, who was not named, was speaking to RJTV about a lack of police when the mugger attacked. The man failed in his shot at snatching the necklace, breaking the chain

Cafe where everything is free… except the time spent there

Ziferblat cafe London

First cafe where everything is free, except the time spent there, has been opened in London. All drinks are free, but you pay 3p-per-minute to be there. It’s about the Russian cafe chain “Ziferblat”. Its owner Ivan Mitin has already opened ten such cafes in Russia and now he decided to promote the idea around

New York To Get World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel

New York To Get World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

The world’s tallest Ferris wheel is to be created in New York – twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. Unveiled by the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, the attraction is planned for Staten Island. It will cost £142m ($230m) and measure 625ft (190m). Offering views of the downtown Manhattan skyline, the New York Wheel

Restrooms inside the Standard Hotel above the High Line are visible from street below

Restrooms inside the Standard Hotel above the High Line are visible from street below

The Standard Hotel gives a whole new meaning to the term “poop deck.” Restroom users at the Boom Boom Room club on the 18th floor are completely visible from the street below as they do their business, thanks to 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows. The toilet-sitters get wondrous skyline views. But the windows work both ways —