By: Mundo.com - 6 September 2017, 19:24
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If you have free time and are willing to read interesting and quirky facts, you’ve come to the right place, as today we’re going to share a list of curious and very entertaining facts that we found around the web for you.
You could even do some of these yourself, so read up and enjoy!
The Apple Cafes that were going to be released in 1996 but never happened
On November 12, 1996, Apple announced plans to open cyber coffees around the world. According to its standards, Apple coffees promised healthy foods (served through a high-tech ordering system), video conferencing with neighboring diners, and access to on-demand movies and music videos. Pity they never came through, but at least we still have apple stores.
You can buy a dinner with an astronaut at the Kennedy Center
Did you know that you can book your spot at an interesting dinner with an astronaut, which includes buffet and an informative and question-and-answer session with a veteran NASA astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center? Well, if you're into space you should totally try it.
The book Fat Brad: Has all the meals that Brad Pitt has eaten at the movies
FAT BRAD - The Cookbook is the book that someone thought the world needed. It features recipes for every meal Brad Pitt has ever had on film. Long Prawn Publishing is responsible for this gem(?). Cook for two and imagine that the actor is coming to dinner. You have to celebrate the food that was once used to feed the abs of the talented Brad Pitt.
The quirky Harry Potter seashell hut actually existsed!
This cottage appeared magically in 2009 on the dunes overlooking the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you will know the capricious residence as the home of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour, a haven for several members of the Weasley family and other allies of the Order of the Phoenix during the height of the Second Magic War. It was demolished after the film.
Monster's Park is a real place in Bomarzo
Its construction began in 1550 under the direction of the Mannerist architects Pirro Ligorio and Jacopo Vignola, among others; Taking care of the extravagant wishes of the owner, Pierfrancesco II Orsini, who was motivated by the recent death of his wife, Julia Farnesio.
The tribute on the moon to the missing astronauts
There is a memorial sitting on the Moon for every astronaut who lost his life in the pursuit of space exploration, including Russian cosmonauts.
Manhattan is home of a Supermarket where everything is made from Felt
It seems like a joke, but this place really exists in Manhattan. It is a store, made to look like a supermarket in which everything they sell is made of felt, and everything is handmade. Wow!
The giant books in the archives of the Castle of Prague
A very large mystery (pun definitely intended) has been on the Internet since 2013, and revolves around this image. This photograph, attributed to Peterka, 1940, seems to lack any source. Although it is often said that the image comes from the Archives of the Castle of Prague, no one has confirmed this hypothesis. What are this books and where are they?
The airplane restaurant in India
Located in the northern city of Ludhiana, Hawai Adda is a 72-seater vegan restaurant that also has a coffee shop, bakery and a kitty hall (not with real cats, but for kitty parties which are popular in India) that can accommodate up to 40 people.
The barber shop where Elvis Presley cut his hair
There is Graceland and then there is the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. Yes, the place where Elvis got his first Army buzz cut is commemorated with a cardboard cut. Supposedly the hairdresser's widow of James Petersen, who cut the singer's hair, still has the pair of clippers.
The transformation of a 19th century French castle
The artist Okuda San Miguel recently transformed a 19th century castle in Château, France, in a work entitled Skull in the Mirror. After spending the years as a school and children's holiday center, the castle was abandoned for almost 30 years.
The smallest castle in England
This is Molly's Lodge, a grade II listed castle that sits on a 0.61-hectare plot of land near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire. I guess it's a more affordable castle, at least.
The oldest beer recipe in the world
This is a recipe for Sumerian beer, dated 3,000 BC. The beer is said to be very strong, with pieces of bread floating on it.
These people used to work as Boat Leggers
The Boat Leggers were responsible for moving a boat through a canal tunnel. The first channel tunnels were built without a towpath as this would require a much larger hole, and therefore more expensive. Before the introduction of motorized boats, these people were one of the few options to get a boat through a tunnel.
The photo that could solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart
Earheart disappeared with his navigator Fred Noonan in 1937 and her disappearance has long been a subject of fascination. The photograph shows Earhart and Noonan among a group of people on a pier at Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The documentary suggests that the couple ended up in the Marshall Islands and didn’t crash into the Pacific Ocean as many assumed. Many believe that they died as shipwrecked.
What happened to Amelia then?
An expert compared Noonan's teeth, nose and hairline to the man in the picture. He also compared Earheart's torso to the woman in the picture and found that they both matched. Kinney also says Earheart's plane is at the bottom of the picture. The photo could support the theory that the pair was captured by the Japanese army and died while in custody in the Marshall Islands.
The curious hypothesis of these Japanese town about Jesus
There is a small town in Japan which is considered by locals as the last resting place of Jesus. They believe that instead of Jesus his brother Isukiri died on the cross and Jesus fled to Japan to become a rice farmer. Right.
Outdoor Schools in the Netherlands - 1957
In 1957, several schools used to accustom their students to take classes outdoors, this to coexist with nature and to help open their brain to discover, to know and to learn during classes. I guess if the weather was good it was a nice experience.
Cultivating at the Louvre in Paris
During the Nazi occupation between 1941-43, the gardens of the Palais du Louvre in Paris were the home of several sowing of leeks in an attempt to counteract the lack of products during the war.
This horror movie house in the French Alps is for sale
If you are a fan of foreign films, you may recognize this extremely unusual and creepy house. Located in the French Alps, the four-story mansion of 1200 m² was home to several Hollywood horror films. You can buy it, too, since it's currently on sale.