Posts Tagged ‘top 10’

Freaky Festivals – Europe’s Top 10 Strangest Festivals

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in European Bazaar, Festivals, Food, History, Religion, Society, Top List, Travel

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Bog snorkelling? Hospital bed racing? In 2014 goes in search of Europe’s silliest and strangest festivals on a quest to discover why almost every culture loves to court the bizarre.

We humans are an odd bunch at the best of times. Couple that with our love of a party and voila! our own strange tendencies become a cultural occasion.

Top 10: History’s Strangest Micronations

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, History, Politics, Society, Top List, Travel

What is a country? Why is it that kings and queens have more right to lay claim to land and sea than you or I do? Yet there is an alternative globe of the world, one that not only includes ‘macro-nations’ such as Australia and the US, but also the ‘micronations’ of the world, like Molossia or the Grand Duchy of Avram.

The World’s Strangest Food Traditions – Stomach Rumblings

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Food, Society

Homosapiens have spread to every corner of the earth, creating a spectrum of cultures of incredible diversity. One of the things that makes the modern world so wonderful is the ease with which we can engage with these cultures via their cuisine, without ever leaving our homes.
But what about the dishes less common, those that only make sense to those that grew up with them? One Small World looks at the strange things the people of the world put in their mouths.