The Cardrona Bra Fence
Posted by ashley @ 1:57 pm on January 30th
The Cardrona Bra Fence was a controversial tourist attraction in Central Otago, New Zealand, where passers-by started to add bras to a rural fence, with the fence eventually growing into a famous tourists attraction with hundreds of individual bras. The fence was on a public road reserve adjacent to farm property in the Cardrona Valley area southwest of Wanaka. The Bra Fence began at some point between Christmas and New Year 1999, when four women’s bras were attached to the wire fence alongside the road. The original reason for the bras being attached to the fence is unknown. News spread of the addition, which was left on the fence by the local landowners, and more bras began to appear. By the end of February there were some 60 bras, but at about this time they were all removed anonymously. This was reported in the local press, and the story gained widespread dissemination through the New Zealand media, leading to more bras appearing.
By October 2000, the number of bras had reached around 200, and again the fence was cleared of bras and this time the story spread even wider, as the fence had by this time become to some a quirky tourist attraction, and media sources from as far afield as Europe became interested in the fence. Due to this interest the number of bras being added to the fence personally or sent to be added increased dramatically. In early 2006, the number of bras attached to the fence stood at close to 800. On April 28, 2006, after discovering the fence rested on public road reserve, the local Council determined the bra fence was a “traffic hazard” and an “eyesore” and ordered the bras on the fence to be removed.
One of the few places on Earth not claimed by any country
Posted by ashley @ 11:52 am on January 25th
Bir Tawil or Bi’r Tawīl, is a 2,060 km2 (795 sq mi) area along the border between Egypt and Sudan which is claimed by neither country as a result Bir Tawil is one of the few land areas of the world which is not claimed by any state.
Posted by ashley @ 10:39 am on January 20th
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales. The long form of the name is the longest officially recognized place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world, being 58 letters in length (51 letters in the Welsh alphabet, where “ch”, “ng” and “ll” count as single letters). The name means: St Mary’s Church (Llanfair) in the hollow (pwll) of the white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) and the church of St Tysilio (llantysilio) by the red cave ([a]g ogo goch).This village was originally known as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (and is sometimes still referred to as Llanfairpwllgwyngyll) and was given its long name in the 19th century in an attempt to develop the village as a commercial and tourist center. and According to the 2001 census, the population of the community is 3,040.
The world’s biggest 3D pavement art
Posted by ashley @ 12:09 pm on January 15th
He beat his own world record by covering an area of 330 square meters with a jaw-dropping wintry scene inspired by the family film Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
The pavement art took six days to create and included the beloved Ice Age 3 characters Manny, Buck, Sid, Diego, Scrat and Scratte positioned over an icy crevasse.
REAL vampire bats
Posted by ashley @ 2:21 am on January 14th
Posted by ashley @ 11:47 am on January 12th
From The Guinness World Records 2010: ‘the smallest newspaper measures 32 x 22 mm (1.25 x 0.86 in) achieved by First News Children’s Newspaper in West Horsley, Surrey, UK published on the November 8, 2007 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.
Facebook’s oldest user is 103
Posted by ashley @ 11:48 am on January 11th
Lillian Lowe from Tenbyis, is thought to have taken the crown of oldest Facebook user from 104-year-old Ivy Bean who died in her sleep in July.
Lillian keeps up to date with her seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren via the social networking site.
She goes online using one of her grandson’s iPads, but wants to get her own.
She says she isn’t shocked by the things she sees online, but thinks there are other things she should be doing instead of playing on a computer.
World’s largest bar of chocolate
Posted by ashley @ 12:11 pm on January 10th
The super-sized sweet was made by Grand Candy to celebrate their 10th anniversary. It took 48 hours to mix the chocolate, five of which were spent roasting and grinding cocoa beans.
The huge bar is 5.6m long and 7.75m wide, and is officially the Guinness World Records’ largest bar of chocolate. Experts think it would take 107 years for one person to eat the entire thing. Instead, it will be broken into pieces and shared among the public in Yerevan.