Wacky world - weekly offbeat travel roundup
Saturday 16 October 2010
A roundup of this week's offbeat travel stories from Relaxnews.
If you've ever wanted to throw the party of a lifetime, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is offering you the chance to do it - albeit at a 55 million yen (€481,000) price tag. For that, you'll get the hotel to yourself, complete with 178 rooms and suites, restaurants and cocktails bars in which to host your bash.
Toilet paper bombing
A man has been charged after overflying a New Jersey school and pelting the athletics field with wet toilet paper. When arrested, it emerged that he had been practicing his low-flying maneuvers for a streamer drop at an upcoming football game at the school.
Lebanon's flag record
Lebanon is making a bid to set the world record for the world's largest flag. Authorities have released a picture of the flag, so large it had to be displayed at an airfield, saying that it covers 65,000 square meters - 5,000 square meters more than Morocco, the current record holder.
The chocolate train
British artist Carl Warner has created a 1.8 meter chocolate train out of sweet treats Crunchies, Dime Bars and Wagon Wheels to launch a new book. The exhibition was constructed by Warner at St Pancras Station in London.
Oprah Winfrey could be the next celebrity to get into the accommodation business, says the National Enquirer - although she's aiming for something a little less impressive than Armani's luxury property in the world's tallest building in Dubai. Instead, Oprah's reportedly renovating a 12-bedroom inn in Maui, and is planning to personally play hostess at the property when she's visiting.
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- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 3 WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
- 4 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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