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 The Boy in the Dress, TV review: David Walliams' Boxing Day treat is a celebration of being different
- 2 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 3 Andy Murray takes to Twitter to show off his Christmas jumper
- 4 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
- 5 Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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