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Adventures in Foreign McDonald's: Swiss Weeks Burgers

Still from commercial via McDonald's
Why can't McDonald's in America be as awesome as it is overseas? From teaming up with the Italian government to use local products for its McItaly burger, to a complete ban of beef and pork products from its menu in India, McDonald's is surprisingly sensitive when it comes to infiltrating and [...]

'The Beauty of Mended Ceramics' at BachmannEckenstein in Basel, Switzerland

Currently on display at BachmannEckenstein JapaneseArt in Basel, Switzerland is the exhibit "The Beauty of Mended Ceramics" featuring Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), the 15th and 16th century Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold. The Smithsonian's website has a good writeup of the technique, explaining that it became [...]

Speeding Wheels of Cheese on The Amazing Race [video]

In the premiere of season whatever of The Amazing Race, in Switzerland, the contestants had to carry 50 pound wheels of cheese down a steep and slippery hill using rickety antique wooden backpack things. The backpacks break and the cheese wheels, inevitably, go rolling down the hill, picking up some major speed. The contestants, frustrated, [...]

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