Posts Tagged 'Poland'

Oscypek – Poland’s Handmade Cheese [video]

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Bike Path In Poland Glows Blue

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According to TechCrunch –

The path is made of a light-emitting material that charges in the sun and can glow for up to 10 hours in the dark, bathing cyclists in a calming blue glow. The lane uses luminophores – chemicals that “ingest” light – to keep the bike path nicely lit at night. They chose blue to “match the Mazurian landscape” where lakes abound. You can read a bit more at Gazeta Wyborcza if your Polish isn’t too rusty or you can just bask in the cold beauty of a glowing bike lane in deepest Poland.

Continue reading HERE.

Viola Organista, Designed by da Vinci, Built And Played For The First Time

Viola-organista-Slawomir_Zubrzycki-sTheVerge reported –

The viola organista is one of many Leonardo da Vinci creations that never left the design phase, but 500 years after it was dreamed up someone has finally built the quirky instrument. Described as a cross between a piano and a cello, the instrument took concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki three years and approximately 5,000 hours of work to complete.

Read more and watch video of it being played HERE.

Scrabble Player Demands Strip Search Of Opponent When ‘G’ Goes Missing At World Championship

According to HuffingtonPost –

Folks at the World Scrabble Championship take the word game pretty seriously, and when a tile goes missing, they’ll even demand a strip search of their opponent in an effort to find it. A Thai player demanded that authorities strip search English player Ed Martin, after the letter “G” disappeared from the players’ board at the international tournament this weekend, the Independent reports. Officials did not perform the search, but the bold request didn’t mark the first time judges at the event dealt with an odd accusation. A player once accused an opponent of eating a tile, the Independent points out.

Continue reading HERE

 

European Flooding on The Big Picture [pics]

Over the past month, heavy rainfall from different storms across parts of Europe has caused massive amounts of flooding – some water moving slowly across river plains and farmland, some moving swiftly through cities and villages. Dozens have lost their lives, many thousands evacuated their homes, some repeatedly – Poland in particular is suffering its worst flooding in decades. More recently, parts of Spain and France have experienced flash floods that have carried away people and vehicles. Collected here are some images of the flooding in Europe from the past several weeks. (42 photos total)

Go to the pics on The Big Picture.

Polish, er Irish Joke

The BBC reports that Irish police have, on 50 occasions, written tickets to a driver from Poland named Mr. Prawo Jazdy, who seems to have 50 different addresses. Fifty Irish police officers thought that Prawo Jazdy was the driver’s name, when it was actually “Drivers License” in Polish. Also, 50 drivers failed to point out this error to the police officers. Who’s laughing now.

Read the entire BBC post.


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