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Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Never Fails To Delight

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2014
Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Never Fails To Delight

On Wednesday, August 27th, over 20,000 revelers literally painted the tiny town of Bunol red, by pelting each other with thousands of pounds of tomatoes. This was of course no ordinary food fight, but the world's largest one that is staged annually on the last Wednesday of August - Welcome to Spain's messy La Tomatina festival!

Rare Superman Comic Book Auctions For An Astounding $3.2 Million

By Meera Dolasia on August 28, 2014
Rare Superman Comic Book Auctions For An Astounding $3.2 Million

On Sunday, August 24th, comic book lovers across the world watched with abated breath to what avid collectors would pay for a rare Superman comic book. Though bids above the initial asking price of $1 million USD had been coming in gradually since the pristine copy was placed on auction site eBay on July 14th, things really started to heat up during the final minutes when the price jumped from $2.5 to $2.6 and then $2.7 million, before shooting up to $3,207,752. Just when everyone thought it was over, an unknown buyer sneaked in the winning bid - a mind-boggling $3,207,852!

Pssst . . . Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes & Queen Victoria Wish To Speak To You!

By Meera Dolasia on August 22, 2014
Pssst . . . Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes & Queen Victoria Wish To Speak To You!

Let's be honest, historical statues can get a little boring. After all, how many times can one admire the intricate carving or read the plaque etched below? It is therefore no wonder that most people just whiz past them, as they go about their daily lives. But what if they had a story to tell? Would passersby spend two minutes of their precious time to listen?

At Toronto's Aptly Named 'Signs' Restaurant All Orders Fall On Deaf Ears

By Meera Dolasia on August 21, 2014
At Toronto's Aptly Named 'Signs' Restaurant All Orders Fall On Deaf Ears

At first sight, Toronto's newly opened 'Signs' restaurant appears like any other casual dining establishment. However the difference starts to become apparent as soon as diners walk in and the host or hostess welcomes them using American Sign Language (ASL). That trend continues throughout the meal as everyone from the wait staff to the busboys, communicate only via gestures.

Can Giant Walls Deter The Formation Of Destructive Tornadoes?

By Allegra Staples on August 12, 2014
Can Giant Walls Deter The Formation Of Destructive Tornadoes?

Tornados in the Midwestern and Southern United States have always been a troubling yet fascinating phenomenon - just think of Dorothy's whirlwind adventure in the Wizard of Oz! Occurring predominantly in the area east of the Rocky Mountains dubbed 'Tornado Alley', they form during severe thunderstorms called supercells that occur when cold dry polar air comes in contact with warm moist tropical air.

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe Successfully!

By Meera Dolasia on August 7, 2014
Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe Successfully!

In 1937, America's beloved aviatrix, Amelia Mary Earhart, set out to break yet another record by embarking on a 29,000-mile flight around the globe. However, her plane disappeared over the South Pacific without a trace, giving birth to one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation. Seventy-seven years later, her namesake, Amelia Rose Earhart set out to attempt the same feat. Fortunately, she was successful!

South Africa's 'Pavement Bookworm' Wants Everyone To Read

By Meera Dolasia on July 17, 2014
South Africa's 'Pavement Bookworm' Wants Everyone To Read

Most homeless resort to panhandling to make ends meet. However an enterprising young South African man has come up with an interesting alternative - he spends his days spreading the joy of reading and selling books written by his favorite authors. Meet Philani Dladla aka 'Pavement Bookworm'.

Hong Kong Invaded By 1600 Paper Mache Pandas!

By Charlotte Miller on July 15, 2014
Hong Kong Invaded By 1600 Paper Mache Pandas!

On June 9th, even the most rushed traveler at Hong Kong's International airport paused to admire the mesmerizing sight of 1,600 pandas, each the size of a human baby, some sitting, others standing - all eager to be whisked away to the city's numerous landmarks. As you may have already guessed, they were not live animals but replicas made from recycled materials by French sculptor, Paulo Grangeon.

National Ice Cream Month Starts Today!

By Meera Dolasia on July 1, 2014
National Ice Cream Month Starts Today!

While most of us don't need an excuse to devour one or even a few scoops of ice cream, it is always nice to have one. And what better reason than helping fulfill one's civic duty, which is what United States residents will be doing when they eat the creamy treat this month. That's because July happens to be National Ice Cream Month!

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