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Elevating Celebrations with Cannabis-Infused Nuptials

A bold step into the landscape of legalized recreational marijuana offers couples an opportunity to celebrate their union in a truly green fashion. As Ohio’s cannabis wedding industry takes root, it will be fascinating to see how entrepreneurs handle this emerging trend.

Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day 2022 Pennsylvania Anthony Quintano/Wikimedia


Traditions and Quirks of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, a whimsical holiday with diverse traditions, is celebrated annually in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Despite debates over the accuracy of weather predictions, it remains a beloved tradition offering a brief escape from modern life.

Name-a-Roach for Your Valentine Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society


The Unconventional Valentine’s Romance of Bronx Zoo’s Name-a-Roach

The Bronx Zoo’s Name-a-Roach program offers an interesting Valentine’s Day gift, naming a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone special. This quirky initiative provides a memorable present as well as supporting global wildlife conservation efforts.

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Hair Today, Harvest Tomorrow: Yogi’s “Crown of Grains”

For 40 years, an Indian ascetic has cultivated rice on his head, claiming the title of the father of rice in India. Through eccentric practices, he transforms his head into a sacred field to feed himself and his soul.

The Gavle Goat 2023 YouTube Screenshot / Gävle Goat LIVE


Feathers Replace Flames in the Gävle Goat’s Christmas Conundrum

The Gävle Goat, an iconic Christmas symbol in the Swedish village known for acts of arson and vandalism on it since 1966, faces a new adversary, the hungry jackdaws drawn by a wet harvest season.

1920 Artificial Tree Website Screenshot / Hanson Auctioneers


Humble Artificial Tree from 1920 sells for $4,000

A 31-inch Christmas tree dubbed the “humblest in the world” exceeded expectations at a recent British auction. Originally owned by eight-year-old Dorothy Grant in 1920, the tree’s remarkable journey and unexpected value are decorated with simplicity and joy.

Help Name "It" Midland Global Market Website / Contest Info Page


Yeti-like Creature Awaits a Name at the Midtown Global Market

A smiling creature at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis awaits a name through a public contest. The winning name for the centuries-old looking, holiday-loving creature, sculpted by artist Gustavo Boada, earns the submitter a $100 market gift card.

Santas Peddling the Streets YouTube Screenshot / Loni Kagen


Santa Cycle Rampage Spreads Holiday Cheer on Two Wheels

Milwaukee transformed the streets into a festive spectacle, with over a thousand Santas pedaling for charity and cycling advocacy. From creative costumes to dazzling bike decorations, this winter tradition is a slow roll of joy, promoting year-round biking and community spirit.

Alastair Bush Grand Finalist Pose Facebook Screenshot / Mulletfest


British Doctor Triumphs in Australia’s Mulletfest, Ignites Twist on ‘Ashes’ Rivalry

He grew his 30cm mullet during Covid lockdowns while serving in the British Army. After winning international category of the Australia Mulletfest, Dr. Aistair Bush plans to burn his mullet and send the ashes back to Australia, humorously referencing the Ashes cricket tradition.

Floating Flower Offerings for the Loy Krathong Festival Facebook Screenshot / Phuket 101


Eco-Friendly Loy Krathong Celebration Shines Bright

The Loy Krathong Festival in Bangkok witnessed an eco-friendly cleanup of 640,000 krathongs. The festival also introduced a digital aspect, with virtual krathongs reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

The Airing of the Grievances YouTube Screenshot / Seinfeld


Festivus 2023: Time to Unleash Your Grievances with the Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times is hosting the 8th Annual Airing of Grievances for Festivus, a holiday popularized by Seinfeld. People worldwide are invited to share their complaints, the most amusing will be published. Submissions are open until December 7th and wishing you all a Happy Festivus!

Pu Ziona with his family before he passed away in 2021 at the age of 76 X Screenshot / @masoodirafeeq


Meet the 199-Member Ziona Family Living in a Remote Indian Village

Baktawng, home to the world’s largest family of 199 members, faces an uncertain future after the passing of patriarch Pu Ziona. Despite economic challenges, the family’s unity and shared responsibilities persist.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2023 Instagram Screenshot / abziharding


Gothic Transformation: The Bi-Annual Phenomenon of Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby, in England, undergoes a gothic transformation twice a year, as it hosts the Whitby Goth Weekend, an event that originated in 1994. The festival, drawing thousands worldwide with its unique mix of culture, community, and goth rock music, has maintained its grassroots ethos and remains inclusive despite its growth.

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Cows Trample Over Locals in an Intriguing Diwali Tradition

Bhidavad village in Madhya Pradesh celebrates post-Diwali with a unique tradition—devotees willingly lie in the path of cows, believing it fulfills wishes. This bizarre yet injury-free spectacle has become Bhidavad’s claim to fame, drawing curious onlookers annually.