Oddorama

March 7, 2008

The World’s Largest Natural Mirror

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Imagine a nearly perfect mirror surface spread across the Earth stretching out miles in every direction. Sounds like something right out of Alice’s Wonderland but Salar de Uyuni is very very real. When covered with a thin sheet of water, this 4,000+ square-mile salt flat creates a stunning reflection of everything above it.

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Over 40,000 years ago this part of Bolivia was a prehistoric lake. Today, the area is home to a smattering of flamingos, some tourist hotels (including a salt hotel) and and an estimated 10 billion tons of salt. Just imagine getting lost in this surrealistic environment! More below and at Neatorama, Sarifb and Fogonazos

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February 29, 2008

Odds and Ends of the Week

Drive drunk? You could get an extra-special license plate!

Still drive drunk? These mobile liquor stores may be the answer.

Why on Earth would anyone want an eyeball tattoo?

Want to study abroad? Be careful what you wish for.

Commit a crime? You might not want to confess to your cat.

Strange hiker deaths in Russia.

February 24, 2008

Odds and Ends of the Week

A plane that was forced to land on a busy interstate was fixed and sent back on its way again after a few short hours and a few thousand very irate commuters.

Russians rate Putin an awesome leader … possibly out of fear of their “awesome leader.”

An 11 year old girl started a website for unwanted pets … how cool is that?

Just to one-up the girl above, though, this 12 year old girl rescued her siblings from a fire.

Still, this 7 year old proves one is never too young to be audited.

Of all places would you have guessed Los Angeles to have the tastiest tap water in the world?

Will Ralph Nader just never leave things alone?

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