Wacky world - weekly offbeat travel roundup

A roundup of this week's offbeat travel stories from Relaxnews.

Rent-a-hotel

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.
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2010/10/13/tokyo-mandarin-yours-for-a-night-and-672000/

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.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/bizarre&id=7724318&rss=rss-wls-article-7724318

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.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101010/od_afp/lebanonguinnessflagoffbeat_20101010202324

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.
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/843967-chocolate-trains-and-salami-rivers-created-by-artist

Oprah's inn?

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.
http://www.nationalenquirer.com

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