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Coney Island Was Once Full of Dueling, Backstabbing Theme Parks

Coney Island was once a glittering star of the early 1900s. It was the Progressive Era, amusement parks were becoming enormously popular across America, and New York City’s version of roller coasters and carnival games seemed like the epitome of wholesome fun. But the beachy entertainment land was quite different than it is today. Coney Island mainly...

Fri May 24, 2024 02:57
La Sqala in Casablanca, Morocco

In the medina of Casablanca, just a stone’s throw away from the more famous Rick’s Cafe, stands La Sqala. A traditional Moroccan restaurant established circa 2001, it has since grown popular among the local Casablancais and tourists alike. In addition to its quintessential Moroccan menu, from lamb tagine to classic pastries such as sfenj, msamen...

Fri May 24, 2024 00:59
These Stuffed, Fluffy Bagels Are Taking China by Storm

“There are so many bagel shops right now,” says Shanghai-based food writer and photographer Rachel Gouk. “We only had maybe two bagel shops for the past ten years, and all of a sudden they're everywhere.” In 2023, Gouk wrote about her trip to New York Bagelous Museum, a Shanghai bakery she refers to as “not from New York, not a museum, [and] not bagels.”...

Fri May 24, 2024 00:29
The Birthplace of Banoffi Pie in Jevington, England

Banoffee, or Bannofi, Pie was supposedly first created by Nigel Mackenzie and Ian Dowding at the Hungry Monk Restaurant in Jevington, where there is a blue plaque commemorating the invention. Beginning with an American recipe for "Coffee Toffee Pie", Mackenzie and Dowding, owner and chef of the Hungry Monk respectively, adapted this pie, creating...

Fri May 24, 2024 00:29
Poké Lid #100 in Machida, Japan

Japan is known for its affinity with unique manhole covers, often decorated with local motifs or popular characters, contributing to a boost in tourism. The Pokémon franchise is no exception to this trend, with the “Poké Lids” project launched in 2019. Most of the Poké Lids are found outside Tokyo, as one of the project’s main goals is to attract...

Thu May 23, 2024 21:26
K-9 Cemetery in Mabalacat, Philippines

Built when the Clark Freeport Zone was still a U.S. military air base, the K-9 Cemetery is a memorial for military police dogs that served alongside the military officers. 284 headstones bearing the names and identification numbers of each dog are arranged in rows surrounded by a chain fence. The once-painted signboard identifying the cemetery is...

Thu May 23, 2024 20:56

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