7 Unusual Statues And Monuments Across The Globe!

There are some monuments and statues that instill a sense of pride, beauty or emotions among the viewer. Those are unforgettable pieces of art that you get to see on field trips or in the pages of history books. But then there are some less-explored monuments, which are in a way an ode to the weird, the wonderful, and the just plain wacky which would make you think, “Seriously Bro? Seriously? Were you high or something before you ended up making these?”

Let’s look at some of them, One cautionary advice would be to just enjoy the view instead of trying to understand them (not if you don’t have something better to do).

7. De Vaartkapoen

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This statue was erected in 1985 in the Molenbeek area of Brussels. The scene it depicts is reminiscent of a comedy sketch: a man unexpectedly emerges from a manhole and pulls the feet from underneath a policeman. It’s author is Belgian sculptor Tom Frantzen.

6. Shit Fountain

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Artist Jerzy Kenar got tired of stepping out of his Chicago home and constantly stepping in dog poop. So, he decided to put his talents to good use and created a visual monument that would serve as a reminder to the dog owners of the neighborhood to scoop up what their pups leave behind. Enter Shit Fountain, a fecal-shaped bronze coil on top of a cement pillar with the monument’s title carved into the side.

5. The Headington Shark

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The significance of this sculpture is much greater than may appear at first sight. It was erected on the 41st anniversary of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki at the end of World War II. The sculpture depicts a beautiful , if potentially deadly lethal weapon falling from the sky.

4. Die Badende

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Artist Oliver Voss created the sculpture as an advertisement for British beauty company Glory. The company wanted to make a “big splash” in thanking the German people for embracing their latest line of products. The advertisement proved very successful; customers and a large crowd gathered to watch the woman hoisted from the water. The movers had a large towel ready to conceal her lady bits from peeping eyes.

3. Jimmy Carter Peanut

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Photo credit: National Park Service

The Jimmy Carter Peanut might give you nightmares, standing at 4 meters (13 ft) tall with a wide, toothy smile and no eyes. The peanut can be found on the side of the road in Plains, Georgia. The structure started out far from Georgia, however. It was actually constructed in Indiana in 1976 to honor Jimmy Carter’s visit to the state during his presidential campaign tour. Why was a giant, smiling peanut, of all things, used as a tribute? Well, before he was president, Carter was actually a peanut farmer.

2. Jeju Loveland

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The salacious monuments found on Jeju Island in South Korea were made to honor sexual acts. The park itself is called Jeju Loveland and arouses more than just curiosity from its many visitors. The theme park opened in 2004 and has a collection of more than 140 erotic statues depicting sexual encounters between both humans and animals. The goals of the theme park are to break down barriers and taboo feelings surrounding sex and promote the “natural beauty of sexuality.”

1. Brownnosers

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Brownnosers, created by Czech artist David Cerny, takes the term “brownnoser” to an entirely new (and literal) level. The two statues stand, or rather bend over, outside the Futura Gallery in Prague. The two figures are positioned side-by-side with the lower portions of their torsos protruding from a cement wall. Viewers are invited to climb ladders attached to the open anuses of the figures and stick their heads inside the openings.

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Presenting our very own Twitter Champion, KRK!

Sure Donald Trump’s tweets are hilarious and knowing that he’s the President of the United States, talking like a 12 years old on Twitter makes it even more funny. But, amidst this air of Trump tweets, let’s not forget what our country has to offer us, (#NotAnAntiNational) our very own Kamaal R Khan, self-christened as KRK. Sure Trump tweets about missile buttons like it is a toy but KRK is in an altogether different league. We bring to you, 10 of him most AMAZINGLY tweets that will make you say, “Why did I read that?”

 

  1. You haven’t or is it the other way round?

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  1. Girls stop hitting on the most eligible bachelor of our country

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  1. This is the opposite of a blackmail man.

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  1. Itni confidence kahan se laatay ho bhai?

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  1. What about your mom? You don’t call your mom? Tsk tsk tsk

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  1. *cough* Desh Drohi *cough?*

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  1. Oh yes! I’m still in the race!

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  1. She can give herself a gift and block you.

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  1. Just who are these girls? Where are they?

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  1. Whoever is doing the black magic can you guys please do a better job?

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7 New Year’s Resolutions That We All Failed to Keep in 2017!

Remember we all had some resolutions in 2017 thinking that we are going to fulfill all of them. Well, the year is coming to an end and 2018 is soon to follow. So, before you make another list of resolutions while promising yourself that ‘I’ll definitely fulfill this next year’ read below and see which resolution/s of yours you only made to break in 2017!

1. Start Exercising!

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You promise to get fit and start exercising. You are so motivated that you end up getting an expensive gym membership and even end up buying a nice pair of workout shoes! You even go to the gym for a couple of weeks. But, all this comes to a sudden halt when you realise that gym membership is burning a hole in your pocket and you decide that an early morning 5km run will keep you in shape but…only if you had managed to get outta that bed of yours!

2. Eating Healthy

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Eat green, eat clean, becomes your motto when it comes to making healthy food choices. You ditch those “oily-paranthas” and eat “healthy oats” for breakfast and start drinking fresh juices instead of soft drinks. But, then there is that one day where Domino’s is offering a crazy discount on that yummy cheese burst pizza and that too with a free coke. So, you decide having junk once or twice a week won’t do any harm and soon you are back to your old eating habits.

3. Learning New Skills!

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You promise to learn new skills like cooking, driving, designing, photography, etc and take up new hobbies like reading because smart people read books and you buy a couple of books. You open one, read a couple of chapters, and then promise to go back to it…the truth is, you usually never go back.

4. Ditching Social Media

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You realised that you are addicted to social networking websites and end up wasting a great deal of your time over there and decide it’s wise to quit them all. You did try this one for less than a day and failed, because how are you going to see all the pictures of your crush’s images of celebrating New Year on Instagram if you aren’t using Instagram? And how will everyone know your opinion if you can’t Tweet about it?

5. Sleeping Early

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You decide to not stay up late and got to bed early. You promise to watch lesser movies and don’t binge watch tv-series back to back. But, Netflix is your life and you end up falling asleep early in the morning!

6. Stop Procrastinating

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Everybody is well aware of the fact that procrastination is the root cause of all the problems, but who wants to start another task right after they finished one? We all need a break, which is great until that break continues to the day before that assignment is due.

7. Quit Smoking!

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You know smoking is injurious to health and can even cause cancer. But, a rough day at work and you find yourself lighting up a stick while reminding yourself that you have to quit it but soon realise that maybe slowly like in a year or two.

New Year’s resolutions are commitments we make with enthusiasm and are soon forgotten about. 2017 sucked, we all know it. So, to make 2018 better, hold yourself accountable for these resolutions and make sure you achieve them!

Marketing 101 – How 5 Brands Made The Most of Virushka Wedding

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would be aware that the most talked-about lovebirds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, or “Virushka”, got married last week in a well-tried-but-not-really hush-hush ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. Since it was attended only by close family and relatives only, the duo has also been partying and having multiple receptions in order to make EVERYONE, including the PM himself, revel in the moment.

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The festivities might have been completed for now, with the Indian skipper leaving for one of his most challenging conquests to South Africa, with lady-love and now-missus in tow.

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Amidst all this media and public frenzy, some marketers found the perfect way to cash in on the popularity and get some of their limelight with their quirky wishes and messages for the glam couple. Here are 5 such brands whose marketing teams are getting a nice raise for sure, this year!

1) Amul

The usual suspects. Amul is known for its witty and hilarious posters that they conjure up in no time, related to any current affair. Couldn’t leave out the Marriage of the Decade, could they?

2) Fevicol

When it comes to making unbreakable bonds, how could India’s most popular adhesive brand stay away, right? No surprises that Fevicol got into the act. Hopefully, the marriage will last as long as strong as some of their products. And even more!

3) Fevikwik

Two jokes in one tweet! That’s just as quick as the product the brand dishes out! In fact, the relationship seemed tailor-made for a Feviwik reference – with their instant connection after just one TV commercial together, and then staying strong right after. And bang on target did their marketing team nail it with this tweet!

4) Baskin Robbins

Virat is known to murder opposition bowlers and break millions of their fans’ hearts since nearly a decade. Anushka too, has had her own moments of slaying audiences with her performances. As a union too, the duo continued the massacre, this time by breaking a billion hearts who realized their dream girl/boy is now someone else’s ‘property’. And what soothes a broken heart better than some good ol’ icecream?

And now for the best one…

5) Durex

Marriage… babies… still a better love story in India than Twilight! And where there are babies, can a condom brand be far away? The cheekiness of the tweet was lapped up by the twitterati, who went berzerk at the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humour. Here’s hoping the only thing left unsafe now, is the opposition bowlers and box office records! 😉

And a note to all students of marketing – THIS, is how you build a brand! Making the most of even the most unrelated of events, even those that are not likely to add to your sales figures in the near future. Trust the power of the now-enhanced goodwill to help you paint a picture of your brand more favourable than your competitors. Get that edge over the rest. Always be on the lookout!

Class dismissed.

5 Type of People on Facebook Who Always Keep on Complaining About it!

One of the biggest inventions of the 21st century, ‘Facebook’ is a virtual cosmos in its own. It’s a voyeur’s paradise. Never dull and often entertaining. Be it articles, news, selfies or posts, you can find everything and meet every kind on Facebook. Although it was meant for communication yet some people don’t leave a stone unturned to complain about Facebook (on Facebook):

1. The Gullible Ones

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They are the ones who believe everything they read on Facebook and then talk about how everything on the internet is fake. The same uncle who shares posts how Modi Jee is going to ban Rs 2000 notes, is also the same uncle who is neurotically paranoid about scammers on the internet. Well, if you think everything written on Facebook is fake, then why do you think the Internet has the “correct” information? A mind-boggling paradox, this reveals a lot about people.

2. Selfie Haters

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Smart peeps who complain about others uploading too many photos on Facebook, either they’re just jealous about your selfies or think that they’re too busy so they just scroll down them. But, they seem to miss the fact that it is a photo-sharing platform. Complaining about photos on Facebook is like becoming a cab driver and complaining about traffic. You just cannot.

3. The Threateners

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The “I’m deleting my Facebook soon, here are some deep thoughts about why I’m doing this” update. Wow, cool. Are you taking a week or a month off of Facebook to focus on #real life shit? Congrats!! But, the world doesn’t need some elongated post about it. Just do it, bro.

4. Hilarious Hypocrites

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They’re the anti-Facebook folks who want to warn that you can be robbed of your money, become a victim of revenge porn, have your possessions stolen, your bank details can get leaked, and whatnot! The best part is that they spread the word by ranting on Facebook (WTF!).

5. The Senior Citizens 

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Oldies who don’t know the basics of using Facebook, constantly complain about it. They whine about how you, their niece, nephew, child, or friend’s child, are always on Facebook, and how you shouldn’t be on it because it is unsafe, blah, blah. Why? Because they have a total of three friends on Facebook, in addition to their wife, and their son who has put them on limited profile. As a result, your activity is the only thing they see on their timeline when they log in once a month.
And at some point, you really wish to tell all of these moaners:S

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Winter of the West – 6 Graphics That Illustrate What Winters Mean in the Land Outside The North

If you’re anywhere in the kingdom of the North right now, and by that, we mean the states that Raj Thackeray absolutely loves to hate – chances are, you’re reading this while being held captive by the comfy-confines of your rajai. That, on top of 2 jackets, 3 sweaters, 3 woollen vests… and we guess that’s just snug enough. Because that’s what winters are for, right? Tailor-made for the lazy and the introverts to just stay holed up inside all day. But have you ever wondered what winter in the Indian Westeros feels like? Of course, you won’t go and find out for yourself – you’re too lazy being warm and snug right? So sit back, keep sipping on that heavenly cup of tea, and have a look at 6 illustrations that epitomize what winters in West India be like –

1) To see or not to see?

 

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Mumbaikars are an intelligent bunch of people. They would know the answers to 99/100 questions. That 1 other question being – “What is fog/mist?”. Indeed, on the coldest of winter mornings (that’s 12° C for us!), the visibility is still enough for us to spot our crush from 100 metres away (that’s as close as we can get to them anyway). “Fog chal raha hai” is a sentence we speak only in reference to the ad…

2) Speaking of winter mornings…

 

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To you northies, the ultimate winter accomplishment would probably be stepping out of the bed, one reluctant limb at a time, and going to work. For the people down here, our biggest accomplishment is realizing sleep is no sweat-session anymore. No tossing, turning or waking up 10 times in the night to wipe that sweat off our backs – it is finally time to have a sweat-less sleep (because that’s as good as it gets for us!). Yes you may bring on the pitiful laughs…

3) Ingredients for the recipe to a warm house…

 

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The westerners will never know this – the northerners have a whole basement/cellar full of winter material! Call it their armoury of sorts, which is stocked up with sweaters, jackets, gloves, heaters, coal, kerosene, etc. After all, creating the recipe for a warm house involves Masterchef-ish skills! What’s the recipe for a warm house in the west though?

A house with the fans switched off. Yup, that’s all folks.

4) What’s essential here is not essentially essential elsewhere…

 

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What’s winter without sipping on some boiling hot tea, right? What if we asked you to gulp down an ice-cream in the winter? Don’t worry we won’t – we can hear your bones shivering and teeth chattering at the mere prospect of it! But that’s winter down here in a nutshell – the perfect opportunity for us to fully and truly enjoy ice creams and kulfis without worrying about them melting away within 2 minutes like they do during the other 11 months of the year… #TheOnlyPositiveThingAboutOurWinter

5) Fake it when you can’t flake it

 

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Ah, the joy of snowflakes! Collecting a bunch in your hand and then smacking it across the face of a nearby human… is an event the people down below can only watch in a movie and envy! For, the only “flakes” available here… give us not joy, but cancer! Talk about “breath-taking” things… #PunIntended.

6) The Theory of Romantic Relativity

 

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Well, if you’re lucky enough to have found a partner, you would know that every relationship has certain rules/guidelines. Here’s a little pro-tip: NEVER touch your S-O’s face if you’re in the North during winter! You vowed to be with each other through health and sickness – not summer and winter. They might love you and everything, but if lay your cold, godforsaken hands on their poor frosted face – be prepared to go back to Tinder swiping for new partners…

… or you could head here to the west. And let the barely-there winter allow you to get all warm and cuddled up with your partner without ending up irritating them. Yes, romance does blossom here – after all, why else would the King of Romance himself shift to Mumbai?

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This tweet basically summarises the stark difference between the winters of the 2 regions that we love to compare. Guess we know who wins the winter battle!

(PS – If you haven’t already guessed it, yes, I am a poor victim of the winter-less west – the land where “winter” is nothing but a summer mellowed down temporarily by some weed. If you’re a North Indian, I bet you’re probably laughing at our miseries. If you’re a westerner like me, hell, catch up with me and we’ll do something these northies can only dream of – get out of the home. And maybe grab a vanilla cone. Drop by in the comments!)

Why having a roommate is the best thing in hostel life?

You hate that they ate all your secret food stash, but you like that you have someone to come back to after boring classes…You hate them, you love them. Roommates are a rite of passage in the quest of leaving your family home and stepping into the unnerving world of Adulthood.

Here is a list of 6 things which happen when you have a roomie.

1. 24×7 Company

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Want to try out the new neighbourhood cafe or thinking of going on retail therapy? Well, you’ve got your partner in crime to accompany you! With your roomie around, you don’t have to do things alone and sulk in silence.

2. Backup Wardrobe

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Every hostler knows the struggle of doing the dirty laundry. #HostelLife. And most of us run out of clean clothes when you have to go on a date or have plans to go clubbing with your friends. This is when having a roomie comes as a blessing in disguise, [size matters 😉 ] you both share each other’s wardrobe and often forget to return one another’s clothes.

3. Sharing is Caring

Having an Awful day? Awesome day? You’ll always have someone with whom you can share. If a professor gave you a nice earful or you need to share daily life titbits, you have someone with a fresh perspective which you can trust in order to keep your emotions in check.

P.S.  There is no greater joy than sitting your roomie down after you’ve been on a date and dissecting every last minor detail.

4. Social Circle

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Your social circle automatically doubles when you get a roommate. And even if you both aren’t super close, chances are they’ll at least have one friend with whom you can share a great bond. Nurture such friendships because they know what you have to go through with your roomie.

5. Vent and Rant!

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Had a tiff with your family over the phone? Going through a breakup? It’s great to have a roomie in such tough times when you can vent and rant about someone who by all intentions and purposes is a completely objective third party observer with completely no personal interest in the matter.

6. Key-Buddy!

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Chances are, you’ll lock yourself out. Don’t be embarrassed, as it happens to everyone. Instead of having the house key hidden under a “secret rock” or below the foot mat, you have your roommate. Let’s just hope he didn’t choose that moment to go out to wander somewhere.

Remember! Good friends do not always make good roommates. Good roommates do not always make good friends.