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China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel originated as a leisure ride that usually completes a cycle in matter of minutes, but since 2000, the idea of Ferris wheel is no longer carnival or amusement park exclusive when London Eye, which are basically fancy words for a huge-ass super slow-moving Ferris wheel with motorized capsules, opened to the public as a tourist sightseeing ride. Since London Eye (which stands 135 meters or 443 feet), a few other countries have followed suit to erect their own version of the Eye, though of course, those aren’t referred to as [insert city name] Eye. Continue reading China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel

You Can Relive The Grandeur Of Inflight Dining With Pan Am Experience

Before the inflight meals became a flying horror story, inflight dining, particularly in the 50s to 70s, was an experience to behold. In fact, it was an upmarket kind of experience where meals are served hot in real China and sometimes, even silverware. Also, seats weren’t this cram back in those days (the future could be worst, btw). Clearly, today’s microwave oven varieties in shrink-wrapped in disposal containers certainly can’t hold a candle to what the 50s-70s airlines had offered. But fear not, one aviation enthusiast/Pan Am aficionados, Anthony Toth, has taken upon himself to bring back the glory days of inflight meals, recreating the grandeur of inflight meals once experience by our forebears by replicating it onboard a replica Boeing 747-200 jumbo jet. Continue reading You Can Relive The Grandeur Of Inflight Dining With Pan Am Experience

Colossal 190-Foot Statue Of China Deified Warrior Is Simply Breathtaking

Among the many things China is capable of achieving is building insanely huge or complex structures and the colossal statue of Chinese legendary General Guan Yu (or more commonly known as Guan Gong, which loosely translates to ‘Lord Guan’) is the latest example. Located in Jingzhou City, Hubei province, this imposing statue designed by renown artist Han Meilin measures 58 meters (190 feet) tall and weighs an incredible 1,200 tons and that’s yet to include the traditional Chinese staff and blade combo weapon known as ‘Qing Long Yan Yue Dao’ (loosely translate to “Green Dragon Crescent Blade“) the deified warrior holds in his right hand. Continue reading Colossal 190-Foot Statue Of China Deified Warrior Is Simply Breathtaking

The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

With Internet giant Google relentlessly trying to cover every inch of planet Earth, it may surprise you that there are some populated areas, albeit with far fewer people than most cities, that are pretty much uncharted by Google. However, you probably would forgive Google for not dipping its toe in Faroe Islands, cos’ after all, she is a small multi-island nation populated by a little under 50,000 people. But if you think that number residents are quite a bunch, well, it is not quite – especially not when there are actually more sheep then humans. Continue reading The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

Sweden Is The First Country To Have Its Own Number Which You Can Call

Ever interested in visiting Sweden? No? Well, here to tickle your interest is an odd marketing effort by the Swedish Tourist Association: Call Sweden. You heard us right. Call Sweden. You know, Sweden as in the country and the folks over at Sweden’s Tourist Association are not just saying it figuratively – they actually have a number for you to call and who will answer your call? Anyone, well, kind of. According to the official campaign website (yes, even an official website!), it states that “everyone who lives in Sweden is able to register as an ambassador” and so when you call, you’d be speaking to a random Swede who is a Swedish Number ambassador. In other words, it is random person from a pool of people and not quite the entire Sweden population. Continue reading Sweden Is The First Country To Have Its Own Number Which You Can Call