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Incredible school lessons
Grinding away at their books to master basics of algebra and geometry, or memorizing years of monarchs’ reign skimming history textbooks is commonplace for schoolchildren all over the world while getting ready for a test in cybersecurity or boasting to have “A”s in beekeeping is strange at the vey least. Hereafter we are going to touch upon these and other unusual classes taught in foreign schools.
01.09.2017 | oddities, society
YOUR BREAKFAST, SIR! HOW PEOPLE START THEIR DAY AROUND THE WORLD
A mini toast, a slice of cheese and a sip of strong coffee. "That is not a buffet!" a waiter will pronounce indignantly, looking at the disgruntled tourist’s face. The generous Ukrainian soul cannot understand how locals manage to eat their full with that. Therefore, before going to a new country, you need to know exactly whether in the evening you should prepare a couple of sandwiches to indulge them in the morning, whether you need some vegetables, or even some extra litres of water!
18.08.2017 | traditions, oddities
VIDEO: Antique and industrial Kiev
When sending stuff to trash can or throwing it away to a dumpster we don’t suspect that it doesn’t always mean death for it, now and then even in the contrary – it is a beginning of a new life…
10.04.2017 | oddities, Ukraine, antiques, Kyiv
WATER GATES
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
20.08.2016 | oddities, rating
Round the edge of the world. Cape Horn
For sailors to round Cape Horn situated in the very South of Argentina is a success that equals to Everest ascent for alpinists. Rush under sails around “sailor’s graveyard” defying gigantesque waves and hurricane wind turned out a success for the first time on January, 29, 1616.
20.03.2016 | oddities
Dirty-faced aristocrats
Profession of a chimney-sweep has recently entered the list of the most rear occupations in the world. And as far back as some hundred years ago almost every European citizen was able to tell a lot of interesting things about these guys doomed to be covered in smear. We didn’t invent a time machine but we managed to get some facts about representatives of this vanishing trade.
14.11.2015 | oddities
VIDEO: Vanilla, pistachio... orchid
With the assistance of the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Ukraine we visited Damascus and enjoyed very interesting place. Watch!
Fun Is Possible Without Roller Coasters
We have already told you about most amazing amusement parks in terms of dimensions and breathtaking rides. Now turn has come to talk about the most unusual places to spend exciting time in. Outlook warns: adrenaline level rises not just because of crazy roller coasters and centrifuges.
03.10.2015 | oddities, rating
Say Cheese! Part 2
We keep telling our readers about the most iconic photographs. The next step is another collection of shots which now would gain some hundreds of likes in Instagram, and if story of their creation were widely known, they would be liked thousands of times.
02.10.2015 | art, oddities
On the Road – Own Way
OUTLOOK cannot imagine life without travelling. However, tickets, schedules, tardiness – all those things can spoil any trip. Therefore it is great to have either at home or in you garage a kind of transport that can allow you to see and to experience something new and forget all the problems.
16.09.2015 | travel, oddities, technology
Have Some Sleep at Work
Indignation due to prohibition to show at working place wearing jeans is the last thing that bothers employees of one of firms in the USA who have to perform opera singing warm-ups every three hours… And how about wearing office footwear in the shape of Dutch wooden clogs like working people in Taiwan do? Outlook came up with a selection of weird corporate rules.
13.09.2015 | oddities, society
Downshifters. Abandon Everything
What do Ukrainian philosopher Gregory Skovoroda, Russian multimillionaire German Sterlingov and British journalist Judy Jones have in common? Each of them in a certain moment of their lives decided that career was far from being the most important thing in life and traded blessings of civilization for closeness to nature by becoming downshifters.
27.08.2015 | oddities, nature
LET’S HAVE A SEAT! PART TWO
Some time ago we wrote about the unusual benches adorning streets of various cities. One article was not enough to "fit" all the benches we liked, so today meet the second part of the review.
23.08.2015 | oddities
LOOK AT SKY ABOVE...
For better or worse, travelling to distant planets and stars exists only on the pages of science fiction and in Hollywood film industry. Although the possibility of space tourism crept close, yet, Jupiter and Saturn are still way not close. Nevertheless, from long ago there are special objects that seem to shrink the universe making it accessible. We are talking about planetariums and observatories.
20.08.2015 | oddities
ROYAL MIGRAINE
It seems that Movers and Shakers of our world cannot fall ill with such typical for mere mortal diseases like rash or gastric ulcer. They gravitate to mental disorders which apparently affected their genius. OUTLOOK had a good dig into the history of physical illness tortured Empress Catherine, great mind Voltaire, writer Swift and other famous personalities.
04.08.2015 | oddities, illustration
For Boys And Girls And Moms And Dads
Last year my friend's parents took his younger brother and headed to California, to the very famous Disneyland. The kid was, surely, very lucky - one can only dream of getting to the world of favorite animation at the age of 8. But what to do if you have alredy been to the world of Walt Disney?
01.08.2015 | oddities
Please, papa, bring along a scarlet flower…
If your medical record can rightly accommodate a pencil-written diagnosis “shopaholism” with a florid symptom “I don’t know why I need this, but I’m buying it” – I have bad news for you.
27.07.2015 | oddities
DEEP MUSEUMS
A few centuries ago sea transport was not just the most popular, but the only way to get from point A to point B. However, as you know, force majeure occur on any roads, even on water routs, and through a long history of mankind many ships did not manage to reach their destination ports and ended underwater. Nevertheless, the relative "reservation" allows wreck vessels to live a second life as a museum.
25.03.2015 | oddities
10 FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU
OUTLOOK is back from working trip to Israel. When touring this small-sized but very exciting country through the length and breadth, our team selected unusual facts about it. We bet you did not know that familiar to us "at" sign @ in the Hebrew is called "strudel"? It is. Keep on reading and we'll tell you more interesting things most of which you have never suspected!
05.03.2015 | oddities, Israel
Predictions from pastry
As soon as baked envelopes with paper filling gained global popularity, discussion arose immediately concerning who the idea of baking fortune-telling cookies belongs to. On one hand, Asian China and Japan claim copyright with multinational America on the other hand. We suggest that you get acquainted with the three versions and pick a winner in this "dispute" , at least for yourself.
28.02.2015 | oddities
Popcorn. A present from Indians.
The best way to escape reality and relieve stress is a cinema trip. For traditional reasons one of must-do conditions of such pastime is popcorn chewing – and it celebrates its European birthday today.
22.02.2015 | oddities
This is a real service! Japanese taxi
The first thing every tourist shall learn in a country is a transport system. Very often it seems to be complicated and confusing, and it takes weeks or even months to make head or tail of it. OUTLOOK reader Natalia Usenko visited Japan and is sharing her impressions about the most comfortable and safest transport in the world.
23.01.2015 | Japan, oddities
Peace, friends, gum!
Almost a century and a half ago American dentist William Finley Semple forever went down in history – he patented the technology of chewing gum production. Today it comes with almost every taste. But originally things weren’t that palatable: it was made of gum elastic and chalk
28.12.2014 | oddities
It’s BBC speaking and showing
Mass media is often perceived as a weapon of politicians and moguls. People are accustomed not to trust anyone. Nevertheless, there is one company that in split 100 years of activity raised its authority very high. No doubt, we talk about BBC…
23.12.2014 | oddities, cinema, Great Britain
Personal tale tellers for the tourists
Clapping hands, rubbing monuments or circling around objects five times counterclockwise are the things tourists are ready to do to speed up fulfillment of desires. Every person happened to experience something of the kind at least once. Total amount of coins thrown into fountains and water basins in the course of a globe-trotting life may not allow one to buy a car, but will definitely be enough for a bicycle. City legends and tour guides make tourists commit ludicrous acts and throw money into the water. In selection for the job of a guide main criteria must be capability to make stories with imaginative power that equals to the one of Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm…
19.11.2014 | oddities, do you know
I dare: TOP of the most dangerous feats in the past century
Both now and always there were madcaps who lack adrenaline. OUTLOOK came up with the own selection of the most dangerous feats in the past century.
12.11.2014 | oddities, rating, do you know
Have a seat, shall we?
Strolling along Peyzazhnaya alley in Kiev one always notices amazing benches, created by Ukrainian artists. My favorite is the one with a rug and a pillow for it looks cozy even in nasty weather. When I was sitting on it, I recalled a picture from my childhood: grannies take a long plank out from the house, put it with one end on a stub and the other one on the railing of the porch and it becomes a bench.
23.09.2014 | art, oddities
Select wheels for yourself. Strange transport
Second part of the saying “Repair your cart in December, in July your sledge remember” is hardly topical for inhabitants of one of Portugal regions. Why wait for snow if they slide perfectly on asphalt. It is this as well as other kinds of transport – from low-cost public to exclusive and luxury– that we are going to tell you about today.
20.09.2014 | oddities, do you know
Not just trees and benches: TOP of the most incredible parks
Today OUTLOOK readers we came up with a selection of the most impressive ones, created thank to vivid fancy of both nature and humans, and owing to “multi-zero” investments.
08.09.2014 | oddities, rating
In between the banks. Part 1
As practice proves, even the most utilitarian items can be made a work of art. Using some imagination and without “killing” creativity, everything becomes extraordinary: bridges, for instance. Logically, principal purpose of such constructions is to connect two banks therefore main thing about them is security. Yet sometimes people follow other criteria.
15.08.2014 | oddities, rating
TOP of the Most Unusual Professions
A person spends about a third of his or her life at work, whether this is a rammer in subway, an excrements archeologist or a weeper. OUTLOOK offers you a selection of the rarest and most unusual professions.
21.07.2014 | oddities, rating, society
«All inclusive» and even more: amazing hotel service
Hotels that offer “all inclusive” for dogs. Hotels where adults are being lulled asleep by a fairytale or a unique place where work isn’t held in honor while laziness is encouraged. This is not a dream or a parallel reality – these are stalky hotel services…
26.06.2014 | travel, oddities, places
In Mood For Roses
When I was very young, I came up with my own legend as if I didn’t like roses because of them being snobbish and way too popular. However the real reason was that I simply couldn’t afford such expensive flowers. But with time they lost their halo of inaccessibility and now I can enjoy their scent, thorns, spires, exquisite arrogance and vulgar revel…
18.06.2014 | oddities, nature
Burned out? No big deal!
All too often when bulbs in our apartments get burned out, we throw them away without a second thought: what’s the use of it now? But add a dab of imagination – and “properly made” hands can work miracles.
10.06.2014 | oddities, advice
Freak flowers
Today OUTLOOK prepared a selection of the world’s most weird flowers. Leaves of Queen Victoria's water lily even without any of computer graphics may be used as scenery for Thumbelina’s escape from the mole. And luscious and aggressive scent of lily causing dizziness is nothing compared to the rotten flesh aroma or Rafflesia or Amorphophallus.
19.05.2014 | oddities, nature, rating
Supplements do not ask: 10 of the most disgusting dishes
If you are on a diet now and treacherous voice inside whispers foully «Come on, go and peep into your fridge!» read this article and it will block your appetite completely. But be careful! Owners of weak nerves and stomachs are not recommended to read and especially to look at the pictures. OUTLOOK prepared top ten of the most disgusting dishes, compared to which pig brains or fried grasshoppers seem to be pretty delicious...
14.05.2014 | oddities, rating, world cuisine
Increadible airports
To fly on a huge Boeing just a few meters above beach with holidaymakers, to land at airport located in the sea, or to ride along runway through a busy highway full with cars – all those hardly believable things are quite real.
14.05.2014 | oddities, rating
Over the shoulder
Bags made of paper, broccoli, clay and waste – OUTLOOK picked the most interesting and distinctive accessories.
14.05.2014 | oddities, fashion
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