Author: Christoph

Czech Republic vs. Czechia

I never thought that one day I would write anything like that: Some people strongly oppose the use of the name Czech Republic. Instead, they want you to use the short form Czechia. The...

Jonas Strouhal, Alzak mascot

Burnt-out Mascot Alzák

In a recent video the mascot of the consumer electronics shop Alza.cz named Alzák is shown walking around totally exhausted, looking a lot like a desperate homeless man. As reported by A2larm, this is...

100 Years, 2 Blogs

100 Years, 2 Blogs: Celebrate With Us

  In co-operation with PraguePig.com, Weird Things in Prague – that’s us – is celebrating 100 years since the foundation of Czechoslovakia, in 1918. We are excited to be offering some extremely attractive giveaways...

Prague TV Tower Is Actually A Rocket

This video is already three years old but currently going viral again in social media: The Prague TV tower in Žižkov is “on the run”, launched into space. Best watched in full screen!

poullet beef menu translation Prague

Poullet Beef Burgers

Something you don’t eat every day: “Poullet Beef” burgers. Is this going to be some kind of beef from a poulet? Nope. It is trhané maso z hovězího krku and therefore pulled beef. I...

Methuselah Prague

The Day I Met Methuselah

On my way home I overtook that old man who was walking at quite a remarkable speed. Then I noticed his shirt. It says “paměť národa”, literally: “Memory of the nation”. It clearly refers...

Camel Balls, filled with liquid

Camel Balls, Extra Sour And Liquid Filled

It’s Halloween, somebody rings at your door, you open and see a bunch of kids shouting: “Trick or treat!” So what do you give them? Tricks? Treats? Or both?

R2-D2 on a shelter in Prague

The Star Wars Robot R2-D2 in Prague

If you are a Star Wars fan and live in Prague, you probably don’t want to miss this: Unknown street artists have turned a bomb shelter in the park Folimanka into the robot R2-D2...

locomotive pram

Taking the Train or the Pram?

What does this sign tell us? A) How to get to the trains and the prams. B) Which way to take when you drive your locomotive or push a pram.