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 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 4 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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