The Tree That Was Arrested

There is a banyan tree that has been officially under arrest (and chained) for over 100 years. In 1898 an intoxicated British officer ordered the mess sergeant to arrest the tree as he thought that it was moving towards him. Since then, the tree has remained in chains.

Wifi Stone

Berlin-based media artist Aram Bartholl created a rather curious work: a 1.5-ton rock that doubles as a WiFi router and is powered by fire. Located in a forested spot by a river at the Springhornhof outdoor museum in Germany, the “Keepalive” rock requires that visitors brush up on their survival skills to build a fire […]

Hemingway Cats

Ernest Hemmingway was gifted a 6-toed cat named Snow White. Snow White’s 40-50 descendants still live at his Florida home. Over half of them also have 6 toes. Which is why polydactyls are often known as Hemingway Cats.

OK Soda

In 1993, Coca-Cola created a soda for the dystopian future, called OK Soda, which came with its own manifesto, and the slogan, “Everything is going to be OK.”

The Island of Märket

Märket is a tiny island divided by the Finnish-Swedish border. When the finns inadvertedly built a lighthouse on the wrong side of the border, the swedes agreed to trade it for an equal spot of land on the other side, causing the border to zig-zag.