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The Lightweight Czech Sumo Wrestler

Ever heard of the sumo wrestler Takanoyama Shuntaro? His actual name is Pavel Bojar and he is from Prague. Due to his low weight of 90 kg (200 lb; 14 st) and his inability to put on...

Do-It-Yourself Public Transport

On Tuesday, passengers lent a hand to push-start their tram. The train (model Škoda 15T, weighing 42 metric tons) had stopped exactly at a dead point between two overhead wires.  

Yo-Yo Mania in Prague

A long, long time ago I owned my own yo-yo. Today I came across this article about “the weird world of Czech yo-yoing” with some really amazing videos and a “hidden fact” that hardly...

The Czech Forrest Gump

OK, he’s not in Prague, he ran away. Still, I just got to mention him here: His name is René Kujan. He ran around Iceland, that makes 30 marathons in 30 days. This mega...

Mountains in Prague

I love that video for the festival Zažijte Vršovice jinak (Experience Vrsovice – a Prague township – differently, i.e. with pedestrians reclaiming public space). It refers to the common argument that biking in Prague...

Czech Transformer for the Olympics

The Czech artist David Černý, creator of the upside-down horse and other controversial pieces like the babies crawling up the Prague TV tower, decided to send an ironic message to the Olympic Games in...