Other, Western Europe

Airbnb floats a house down the Thames to celebrate London’s new rental laws

Image via Huh Magazine.

In one of the nicest campaigns I’ve recently seen, Airbnb have just launched a house down the Thames, the river that passes through London’s heart. They did it to celebrate the recent change in London’s rent laws, which will allow citizens to legally share their flats through Airbnb. When it comes to rent, London is hands down one of the most expensive cities in the world. A small room at the edge of the city…

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Girl falls in love with her backpack. We fall in love with her

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We all know the lovey-dovey pictures some couples post on Instagram or Facebook – the apparently awesome relationship, all that. Well, one girl decided to take things further – she poke some awesome fun by taking pictures with her new ‘boyfriend': a pink JanSport backpack. Day dates are fun!! Met up with JanSport for an iced tea and a stroll in the park. #springinnewyork #JansportDate Uma foto publicada por Gen Blau (@heresthedoodle) a Mai 13,…

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Food, Other

9 Delicious Warming Drinks From Around the World

Xocolatl, or Aztec chocolate, is spiced with chili pepper. (Photo: Julie Metkalova/Shutterstock)

Winter is almost over, but in many parts of the world, it’s still unpleasantly cold. Tea and a hot cocoa often do the trick… but sometimes you just want something different – you want to explore the tastes of other places. If that’s how you feel, or if you simply want a warm, delightful drink to enjoy in the afternoon, here are some of the best (and not so well known) beverages that can keep you…

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The Wikileaks HQ: Amazing Architecture in a Bunker [PHOTOS]

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Below you can watch some extraordinary insightful photos of what’s allegedly been described all over the web as the official WikiLeaks headquarters, dubbed project Pionen White Mountain. The 12,000 sqm headquarters is situated in Vita Berg Park, in Stockholm, 30 meters underground and covered with granite rock in a former genuine World World II bunker. The facility was designed in 2008 by architect John Young, who is one of the founding fathers of WikiLeaks. Speculations…

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Destinations, Other

Sibiu / Hermannstadt – one of medieval Europe’s finest cities

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Whoever visits Romania is tempted to visit Transyilvania, the land where it’s believed that count Dracula lived, the fictional character from Stocker’s Novel. Even though Dracula, the blood thirsty vampire, never existed, the land of Transilvania is a great place to be visited within the Eastern European country called Romania. Sibiu (in German reffered as Hermannstadt and in Hungarian as Nagyszeben) is situated in the Southern Transylvania, 282 km North-West of Bucharest. Contrasting with the…

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The Future of Travel

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See also: The Future of Travel – 8 Awesome Sci-Fi Concept Ships Famous sci-fi novelist, Hugo Award and Nebula winner, Robert Sawyer paid a visit to The Hour to talk a bit about the Future of Travel. Well, you can imagine what went on. Yeah, put a sci-fi writer alone in a bright room with a camera and let him talk about the future and he’ll keep on babbling for days! His predictions were quite…

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New York canines help fight the bedbugs

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In what’s a new and bizarre new technique of fighting, New York bedbugs wide scale infestation, man’s best friend has been specially trained to sniff out the critters. Radar the beagle and Taz the Australian kelpie are just two of the ever expanding pack of highly trained canines. Chances are you’ve seen one of them in a flat building or hotel, but you’ve more then certain didn’t give too much thought to their unique talents….

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World’s Most Expensive Apartment: London, £100million

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Bellow you can see the first digitally created photo on how London’s most expensive property will look on the inside. The computer-generated picture visualizes the £100 million One Hyde Park penthouse, the most expensive flat in the world, upon completion in 2010. Other homes in One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, have already sold at record prices of £6,000 per square foot. The whole project is being managed by brothers Christian and Nick’s development company Candy &…

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Amazing houseboats

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  Have you ever dreamed of sailing off into the sunset, on your very own boat which is also your holiday (or even permanent, if you’re the adventurous type) residence? If you want something of striking simplicity or a luxurious environment, this collection has something for everybody. The Trilobis 65 is a masterpiece of engineering. Reaching 20 meters in length, the semi-submerged dwelling environment is nonpolluting (!), permitting living in harmony with the ocean surroundings….

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Iranian propaganda artwork inspired by video game cover

Star control inspired mural

  In what’s now become a sanctuary for Iranian propaganda, depicting anti American/Israeli murals, a Teheran gallery (the former US embassy) recently displayed a interesting artwork that undoubtedly stood out to many geeks. The mural in question is the one from the left, depicting a satanic like hand with split fingernails and two bracelets of the American, respectively the Israeli flag around it, crushing the globe. If we look at the second pic, the cover…

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