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Kagawa Prefecture Town Banking on Revival of Old Coins to Boost Local Industry
Offbeat  (tags: old coin, Edo period, Kagawa prefecture, Japan, Kanonji town, revival, local industry, tourists, sand sculpture, Kanei Tsuho )

Naoko
- 1769 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A Kagawa prefecture town is hoping to boost its popularity among tourists and help local businesses by reviving the use of coins from Edo period. The town on Kanonji is known for its connection to the old coins, boasting a huge sand sculpture of a coin
How 40 Endangered Sea Eagles Bring in $3 Million a Year to Small Scottish Island
Offbeat  (tags: sea eagles, endangered, sightings, small scottish town, tourists )

Simone
- 1804 days ago - treehugger.com
Endangered sea eagles have been making a slow but distinct recovery in recent years. The awe-inspiring bird has been successfully breeding in the wild after 25 years of aid from conservationists. While this is certainly good news for the imperiled
Dangerous Animals Keep Tourists in Australia on Their Toes
Offbeat  (tags: humour, tourists, australians, australian dangerous animals, stories )

Simone
- 1806 days ago - news.com.au
THE mad bat of the Town of 1770 was the tipping point. Until then I had been successful in reassuring my brother-in-law that he would not be sent back to England's green and pleasant land in a coffin, the victim of an unfortunate encounter with Australia
Nature's Gift to Etuk Residents
Offbeat  (tags: hot spring, Kenya, nature's gift, Lake Elemantaita, relax, mother and baby, tourists )

Naoko
- 1807 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
It is midday and Milka Letole and her three-year-old baby lie in a hot spring adjucent to Lake Elementaita.
Few Tourists, Mixed Reviews
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, tourism, nomad, Bhutan, exhibit, yak, livestock, mountain dog, culture )

Naoko
- 1826 days ago - kuenselonline.com
While some tourists applauded the idea of showcasing the nomads and their culture, some did not appreciate that the nomadic people were also a part of the exhibit, along with the 150 yaks, livestock products, 12 horses and six mountain dogs (bjobchis).
Wildlife Can't Be Scheduled to Pose for Tourists' Cameras
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, canada, tourism, tourists, cameras, wild animals )

Simone
- 1831 days ago - huntsvilleforester.com
A visit this summer to Algonquin Park to hear the wolves howl provides a good example of how tourism and our wildlife don't mix. In spite of the incredible organization of the rangers in the park getting 1,500 people into place to possibly hear a pack
Churchill, Canada: Science, Art and Curiosity Mingle Where the Great White Beasts Gather
Offbeat  (tags: churchill, polar bear captial, artists, tourists )

Simone
- 1845 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
The snowy-white carnivores gather each fall by the tiny port of Churchill, Manitoba, waiting for the slate-grey waters of Hudson Bay to freeze so they can roam the ice in search of tasty seals. This remote town of 1,000, reached only by air or a two-
The Moment Cannibal Polar Bear Eats Baby Cub
Offbeat  (tags: nature, polar bears, male polar bears, eating cubs, tourists )

Simone
- 1845 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A group of tourists were left horrified when they came across the grisly sight of a polar bear eating a cub in northern Canada. The large male adult bear had separated the baby from its mother and killed it in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area,
Hunters Shoot Bear Dead in Front of Horrified Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: hunters, tourists, wildlife, black bear, slaughtered, outrage )

Simone
- 1896 days ago - all-creatures.org
Stunned tourists watching a brown bear fishing and swimming in a river in Alaska were horrified when two hunters pulled up and shot the animal dead in front of them.
Adorable Polar Bear Cub Goes for a Piggyback Ride
Offbeat  (tags: polar bears, tourists, photos, polar bear cub, piggyback ride, mother )

Simone
- 1912 days ago - treehugger.com
Polar bears have previously been known to hitch rides on their parent's back, but the practice was thought to be extremely rare. The picture above was taken by a British tourist, who caught the event on camera while on ship in the Norwegian fjords.
Horse Leads Tourists on Wild Ride Through Downtown Salt Lake City
Offbeat  (tags: horse drawn carriage, tourists, runaway horse, scary trip, salt lake city )

Simone
- 1922 days ago - all-creatures.org
An Idaho Falls family visiting Salt Lake City entered an unexpected carriage racing derby Saturday night, when a planned leisurely ride through downtown turned into a case of a runaway horse.
Monsters Climbing Through the Floors, Magic Carpet Rides Through Fantastical Cities... Yes, It's the Return of the 3D Artist
Offbeat  (tags: aw3esome, artists, 3d artist, tourists, floors, paintings )

Simone
- 1956 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
As tourists watch in wonder, a bizarre assortment of mystical animals appear to enjoy a rowdy lunch. Elsewhere, two children are taken on a magical flying carpet ride across a peaceful city, while a woman is startled out of sleep when a crowd of angry
Beaches Too Sandy, Fish Scare the Kids: It's a Fawlty Towers World for Some Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: world, australia, britain, tourists, complaints, travel )

Chrissy
- 2085 days ago - theage.com.au
DAMN those wide sandy beaches and oceans full of fish. And let's not get started on the consistency of gravy. Honestly, it's enough to ruin a perfectly pleasant holiday, according to a list of recent complaints by not-so-intrepid British tourists.
Parrot Put in Isolation After Teaching Two Young African Greys How to Swear at Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: macaw parrot, teaching young african greys, swearing, tourists, wildlife sanctuary )

Simone
- 2456 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A foul-mouthed parrot has got the owner of a wildlife sanctuary in a flap after secretly teaching two other birds how to swear. Crafty seven-year-old macaw Barney gave the lewd lessons to unsuspecting African greys Sam and Charlie, who obligingly
You Want Side of Rice Go With Steamed Crap?
Offbeat  (tags: China, Beijing, food, menus, restaurants, unusual names, Olympics, tourists, tourism, Chinese food )

RC
- 2676 days ago - firstcoastnews.com
Predictable but hilarious - the Beijing Tourism Bureau is cracking down on unusual names for foods on menus in restaurants in order not to frighten off the tourists who come for next year's Olympics.

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