Here are 10 weird and wonderful
facts from around the world that I found rather bizarre and amusing.
1) Hong Kong's Robot Kitchen
The owners of a new restaurant Robot Kitchen, located in a Hong Kong shopping
mall, have caused a commotion everywhere owing to the unique waiting staff that
The owners have claimed that Robot Kitchen is the first restaurant in the world
to have fully operating robots wait on their customers. The robots can recognise
different patterns in our voices and they can also take customer's meal orders.
The meal orders are taken via infrared technology through to the kitchen. Once
the meal orders are cooked the robot waiters help to serve the meals to their
The wonders of technology these days.
2) Egypt's Pyramid shift
The Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, where built 5,000 years ago by Ancient Egyptian
workers who carried the stones, which where around 2 ½ tons each in weight.
Due to the movement of the Earth's crust, the Pyramids are said to have shifted
around 2 ½ mile (4km) south of were the workers originally built them.
3) New Hampshire's (England, UK) candy store
A candy store in Littleton, New Hampshire claims to have the longest counter
measuring a thrilling 111ft (34m) long. The candy store, run by Jim Alden is
said to have 700 different jars of sweets laid out on a three tiered display.
4) Moscow's pizza city
The residence of Russia's capital city Moscow, love their pizza so much that
they went a cooked and pieced together a giant map of their city made entirely
out of pizza. The pizza city was almost 20ft in diameter (6m) and had sculptures
of Moscow's main landmarks, including the Kremlin. They made these sculptures
from melted cheese and placed them on top of the giant pizza.
5) Florida's tiny Post Office.
Ochopee, Florida is know to be home to the worlds smallest Post Office.
Measuring in at only 62 sq ft, the former tool shed is around the size of a
6) Tires, tires and more tires - Canada's finest
Located in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada is a 100ft (30m) standing home made out of
car tires. The creators Chuck and Pat Potter built the home on the side of a
hill using around 1,200 car tires.
They use solar panels to gain their heat.
7) Two clocks, two times, is Malta confused?
No apparently the Devil is.
Churches all over Malta have two working clocks placed upon their walls, both
showing different times. So they say, this is to confuse the Devil with what
real time the next Holy service is.
8) Never judge a book by its cover in Hawaii
If you measured Hawaii's Mauna Kea mountain from it's base on the Pacific Ocean
right up to it's peak, it would actually be taller than the worlds 'claimed'
tallest mountain, Mount Everest. This therefore makes Mauna Kea the tallest
mountain in the world. The volcanic peak is 33,474ft (10,203m) from the sea bed
and only 13,794ft (4,205m) is above the sea level.
9) A lot of mud in Scotland
In Dunoon, Scotland (UK) 2006, there took place the first ever Swamp Soccer
Tournament. Originally from Finland this filthy soccer game is fast becoming a
10) Bottle, bottle, who's got the bottle?
Apparently Edouard T. Arsenault does. In 1980 the first very fragile home was
built on Cap - Egmont, Prince Edward Island in Canada.
It is made from glass bottles and still stands today. Another two followed that
in 1981 and 1982 all together using around 25,000 bottles