BOOKSTORE THAT SELLS ONLY ONE BOOK AT A TIME

A clean, minimalist bookstore in both looks and offerings, the one-room shop in Tokyo’s Ginza district contains just a table, desk and chest of drawers. The chest of drawers serves as a counter, while the table is topped with a small stack of books — all of which are the same. And that’s the concept […]

MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC ? WHICH DO YOU THINK HAS BETTER FUEL ECONOMY?

When you’re shopping for a new car, you want to get a well-priced vehicle that won’t be too expensive to own. One of the biggest costs of owning a car is keeping it fueled. So, it makes sense that budget-conscious consumers go for cars with great fuel economy. If you want to save at the […]

MOLDOVA’S UNDERGROUND WINE CITY

The tiny landlocked country of Moldova in Eastern Europe is one of Europe’s poorest. “The roads are a bone-shaking ordeal. Horses haul carts loaded with produce and people. Geese glare at outsiders,” wrote Stephen Sackur for BBC News. But there is one thing the country’s agriculture-driven economy is rich at, and that is grapes. Moldova’s […]

BUBBLE GUM WALLS : AMERICA’S STICKIEST ATTRACTIONS

Chewing gum litter is a major problem in western countries. According to a study conducted in 2005, Americans chew, on average, 160-180 pieces or about 800 grams of gum per person, per year. The resulting waste probably adds up to more than 250,000 tons annually. A large share of the waste ends up on the […]

US SOLDIER AND PRINCE PHILIP ARE GODS IN ONE PACIFIC ISLAND

In Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation that’s a three-hour or so flight east-northeast of Sydney, Australia, the mystic figure known as John Frum is alive. Well, as much as he’s ever been alive. He is not alone. John Frums, some will argue, “live” all over the world. Even in places you wouldn’t expect. On […]

GREEN BANK : THE TOWN WITH NO CELL PHONES, WIFI OR RADIO

Green Bank, in Pocahontas County in West Virginia, the United States, is possibly one of the quietest residential places on earth. There is no cell phone reception here, no Wi-Fi, not even radio and television. But Green Bank is not technologically backward. On the contrary, it’s home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope […]

FAKE PLASTIC FOODS IN JAPANESE RESTAURANTS THAT LOOK REAL

Restaurants in Japan often display mouth watering food in their windows – sushi, noodles, burgers, soup, and ice cream. But they are not meant for eating, no matter how good they look, because they are made of plastic. These food replicas are surprisingly realistic, and restaurants display them so potential customers can see at a […]

WORLD’S LARGEST AIRCRAFT STRATOLAUNCH TO START TAKING ROCKETS TO SPACE BY 2020

The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday, 20 August 2018 unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market. With its rockets, Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems Corp is trying to cash in on higher demand in the coming […]