Archive for December, 2013

Spain: Clever Thieves Hide in Bus Cargo Hold

Friday, December 20th, 2013

You have to admire their moxie. Contortionists are being placed inside suitcases which are then placed inside the cargo hold of buses in Spain. They then have the opportunity to go through any and all of your luggage and help themselves to whatever they want, while you are enjoying the scenic rides between popular tourist destinations. By the time you have reached the end of your journey, they (and their booty) are back inside their suitcase, ready to be plucked off the bus by an accomplice.

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Switzerland’s First Vegetarian Butcher’s Shop is in Zurich

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Next door to the oldest vegetarian restaurant, Haus Hiltl, Switzerland’s very first vegetarian butcher’s shop, the Hiltl shop has opened.

On sale are vegetarian and vegan delicatessen products, wines and cooking accessories. At the “butcher’s counter”, customers can purchase meat substitutes such as tofu, seitan, paneer or soy sausages, as well as Hiltl tartare, the traditional local specialty, Züri-Geschnetzeltes, and home-made cordon bleus.

Even the wines are vegetarian or vegan, so do not contain fish bladders or bone gelatin.

Location: Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich
Neighborhood: Kreis 1
Tel: 044 227 70 00

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Canada Edmonton: Harry Potter Exhibition

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Harry Potter fans in Canada or anywhere else who wants to travel there, can see inside the famous wizard’s world,  Harry Potter: The Exhibition opened at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.

You can see the amazing craftsmanship behind hundreds of authentic costumes and film props from all 8 of the Harry Potter films. The show immerses fans in the experience as they get a firsthand view of authentic artifacts displayed in detailed settings inspired by the film sets, including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor™ common room, and other settings from the films.harrypotterexhibit

While touring through the exhibit space, discover iconic items such as Harry’s original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder’s Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule BallEnter the Quidditch™ area and toss a “Quaffle”, pull your own Mandrake, encounter Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider.

Edmonton is the 1oth stop for the exhibition which is concluding its global 5-year tour. Harry Potter: The Exhibition debuted in Chicago in 2009 and has since been touring the world with most recent stops in Tokyo, New York and Singapore. The exhibition has expanded in recent years to include artifacts from all eight Harry Potter films.

Dates: until Mar 9, 2014

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