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The World’s Oldest Business is 1,441 Years Old

What currently running business is the oldest known? We were impressed to learn that a Japanese manufacturer of sake, Sudo-Honke, based in Obara was established in the year 1141 AD! Sudo Honke (Established in 1141) Sake is one of the best loved alcoholic beverages in Japan and, much like whisky in Scotland, its manufacture is … Continue reading

Strange Photo: Komodo Dragons “Hugging”

This strange photo of Komodo dragons fighting was taken at just the right moment so they appear to be engaged in a happy hug. It does not appear to be a well known image. TinEye has never heard of it. It was posted on Instagram with credit to Muhtesem Doga but Google Translate says “Muhteşem … Continue reading

Strange News Alert: Eiffel Tower Evacuated

Due to someone climbing the Eiffel tower, the iconic tourist attraction has been evacuated. 9:35 AM California time, 5/20/2019. Update 12:37 pm pacific time: Some watching this unfold say he was eventual taken inside the tower. – TrueStrange.com

Spice Girls Van Converted to AirBnB

Looking for a fun unusual get away vacation? If you’ve ever enjoyed music by the Spice Girls, you might like this: the hit band’s tour van has been renovated into an AirBnB rental. They say can now book a night in the heart of Wembley Park in London, a place with lots of restaurants, bars … Continue reading

Baboons Invade A Swimming Pool

A family in South Africa thought their neighbors were rudely using their swimming pool without permission, but they discovered the true culprits were baboons. The Marloth Park, Ehlanzeni, homeowner said he and his wife started noticing that when they would come home from work, it appeared someone had been using their pool. Read more UPI … Continue reading

Best DYI Car Hail Protection Rig

Mid April 2019 many Texans without carports rigged up protection against damaging hail storms. There were inflated floaties and bags of mulch tied to cars, but my favorite was this design. Ryan Bussey had a creative use for dozens of pool noodles in face of the storm. See more NBC4 It would make a great … Continue reading

German Traffic Camera Catches Speeding Pigeon

It’s outrageous that certain birds get away with so much speeding in human cities, isn’t it? In this example, a pigeon is caught on camera at 45 km/h (kilometers per hour) which for those of us reading in the US, is 27.96 miles per hour. A speed camera on a road in a German city … Continue reading

Toll Evader Named Stiff Had Record 2,264 Unpaid Trips

Irony department: A man with the last name of Stiff had the largest amount of unpaid tolls in Pennsylvania. He stiffed that state for nearly $128,000 in unpaid tolls and resulting fines. He was recently caught by an aggressive Turnpike Commission now pursuing felony charges for those who owe $2,000 or more. A settlement for a … Continue reading

People are Paying for Fake Vacations

What is social “credit” for having gone on a vacation? Whatever it is, people want it so much that they are now paying for fake vacations to impress others on social media. A Nebraska-based business is offering to bolster social media pages with expertly faked photos of the user on vacations they never took. Read … Continue reading

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