A Blast From The Past: Episode 12

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A collection of interesting articles that you may have missed, pulled out from Amusing Planet’s past archives.

Cancun Underwater Sculpture Museum

The Cancun underwater museum features a series of concrete sculptures by Jason DeCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico. The project began in November 2009 with placement of 100 statues in shallow waters of the Cancún National Marine Park which had been previously damaged by storms. A total of 400 sculptures is planned to be installed by the end of 2010.

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Brussels' Flower Carpet

The Brussels' Flower Carpet is a special event that comes every two years. During this event a huge carpet of flower is laid out on the main square in Brussels in front of the City Hall. The festivities started on the evening of August 12 and the flower carpet was opened for public view on August 13 and will remain open till August 15. The viewing is free, but if you want a better view, you can pay 3 Euros to go up one of the buildings to get a panoramic view. Nearly 700,000 flowers were used to make this year’s carpet.

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V8 Hotel for Car Lovers in Stuttgart

The V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany is a paradise for auto enthusiasts. The hotel features themed rooms done with trendy details and many original parts from the automotive world, including a 70′s Cadillac drive-in cinema, a Mercedez-Benz carwarsh, a Morris Minor garage and many more.

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The Longest Bench in the World

The longest bench in Britain and soon to the longest one in the world was opened to the the public in Littlehampton, West Sussex on the 30th July 2010. The bench has a seating capacity of over 300 people and lies along Littlehampton’s promenade, overlooking the town’s Blue Flag beach. The bench winds along the town’s promenade, meandering around lampposts, bending behind bins, and ducking down into the ground to allow access between the beach and the Green.

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Vegetable Art By Ju Duoqi

Chinese artist Ju Duoqi recreates the world-famous paintings from potatoes, onions, cabbage and other vegetables. It started in the summer of 2006 when she bought several kilograms of peas. She sat there quietly for two days peeling them, before stringing them on a wire and turning them into a skirt, a top, a headdress and a magic wand. She took a photo of herself in them, and named it Pea Beauty Pageant. That was Duoqi’s first work of vegetable art.


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