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Modern Wonders

When In Paris, Enjoy The Coulee Verte!

NOBODY I KNOW, KNEW ABOUT THIS GREEN OASIS! I found it by being late and looking for a shortcut – a case of good luck! The Coulee Verte is something strange: a garden on an old railway line, on a higher level, and sometimes you walk so high, you have the feeling of standing on … Weiterlesen »

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ADVENTURE They Swim Across The Pacific …

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 lawyer, who swam the Atlantic and the Panama Canal already. During those … Weiterlesen »

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POLITICS Let’s Phone the Minister …

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 Cabinet Ministers of the Republic of … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS Some People Are Really Crazy …

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 in the world. Each bird gets a decent … Weiterlesen »

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CURIOSITIES Animals with Trump’s Hairstyle!

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 heir do on their heads – and even their bodies? … Weiterlesen »

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CITIES Discoveries in Skopje (Macedonia)

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 of the five living creatures on earth, who walks unhesitatingly on when … Weiterlesen »

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PLANTS Yes, You Can Kiss A Flower!

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– but what a just! This shiny herbal miracle grows in the … Weiterlesen »

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

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 of Namibia – and therefore also called „The Bushman’s Hat“. Then a gigantic … Weiterlesen »

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PHENOMENA I Saw The „Maloja Snake“ …

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 sausage, massive and compact, often many miles long, sometimes in white, … Weiterlesen »

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SECRETS Modern Wonders

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 300 years ago. A medieval location. Not even 400 people … Weiterlesen »

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