Modern Wonders

ADVENTURE They Swim Across The Pacific …

5500 miles, 8 hours/day, 180 days – from Tokyo to San Francisco! CAN YOU IMAGINE? NO, NOBODY CAN – a group of He-Men, not one a professional or Olympic swimmer, accompanied by a vessel, crossing the mightiest ocean, in the water, by muscle power alone! The boss of the team, Ben Lecomte, is (unbelievable!) a … Continue reading »

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POLITICS Let’s Phone the Minister …

Look, what I discovered in Botswana! I CAN’T IMAGINE ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AROUND THE GLOBE, who would dare to do something like that! To publish an advertisement in the paper with the largest circulation, announcing 1. the date, 2. the hour and 3. the phone numbers to all citizens, so they can call the  18 … Continue reading »

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ISLANDS Some People Are Really Crazy …

Thousands flock to Paqueta to bury their birds! FOR THE BRAZILIANS IT IS LIKE A WARM SHOWER: Mourners from all over South America flying to the island of Paqueta in the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro with their dead and frozen birds! Because there on the island lies (allegedly) the only cemetery for birds … Continue reading »

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CURIOSITIES Animals with Trump’s Hairstyle!

Don’t say zoologists are too serious to have humour … YES, THE USA GOT A NEW PRESI- DENT – Donald J. Trump! The millionaire with the fuzzy blond hairstyle.  And would you believe that he got contem- poraries in the animal world, named after him, because the zoologists discovered that the had the same weird … Continue reading »

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CITIES Discoveries in Skopje (Macedonia)

Follow Andreas Bender, The Master of the Lost Art of Travel … TO GET A MESSAGE FROM MY WONDERFUL FRIEND, the incomparable Swiss-German Andreas Bender, the man who (re-)visits up the 60 countries per year, is always a feast. He goes to places, other people don’t even know they exist, and he is probably of … Continue reading »

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PLANTS Yes, You Can Kiss A Flower!

This small tree is one of the wonders of the world …JUST LOOK! Aren’t these the hottest lips outside of Hollywood? Or even better? They belong to a small tree, and between them a white flower will sprout. Which means: The lips aren’t a flower, they are just red leaves which form a sexy mouth– … Continue reading »

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STARS Uff, Now the Hoodia Plant Is „In“!

Why you see so many VIP ladies with a never before seen lolly! BRITNEY SPEARS, HAILEY BALDWIN, PARIS HILTON LOVE THIS LOLLY – and they are not alone in Hollywood. What lolly? The „Hoodia“ (Hoodia gordoni). That’s a peculiar plant, a leafless, spiny succulent, which until recently nobody knew but the Bushmen in the Kalahari … Continue reading »

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PHENOMENA I Saw The „Maloja Snake“ …

It was creeping along in the valley of St. Moritz (Switzerland) SWISS PEOPLE LIVING IN THE ENGADIN ARE NOT AMAZED, because they are used to the phenomenon. Which is seen as far as I know, only here. That’s why all visitors from outside can’t believe what they see: A snake-like cloud, formed like a huge … Continue reading »

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SECRETS Modern Wonders

Ever heard of Hallstatt? No? Pack up and go there …Well, I admit it’s not easy to get to Hallstatt, especially in winter. That’s why this tiny and car-free village on the western shore of the Hallstätter See (lake) in the extrem western part of Austria (not far from Salzburg) is preserved like it looked … Continue reading »

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STAMPS Modern Wonders

Look at a breaktrough for the Gay Movement – in Finland!Wow! A man who invented the „Blue Oyster“-look of homosexual pop groups like „YMCA“ and ispired photographers like Robert Maplethorpe is honored with 3 stamps by an official postal authority. He is gay artist Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991) who called himself Tom of Finland since he … Continue reading »

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