Best Masopust photo ever!


Masopust, the Czech equivalent of Shrove Tuesday/Carnival/Mardi Gras, is a potent mix of silly costumes, cold weather, alcohol, and unhealthy food — a combination perfectly captured in this photo from the Valasske muzeum v prirode (Wallachian Open Air Museum) celebration in Roznov pod Radhostem, Zlin Region (south Moravia).

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Play Prague’s emergency siren whenever you want

Photo of Prague

Prague under attack from concentric circles

Since 2002’s floods, Prague has tested its emergency sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month, routinely frightening tourists and newcomers to the city.

But what if that’s not enough?

What if you want to hear the emergency siren on demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week? is here to help:

The audio track on this video was taken from the official Prague website, where, rather bizarrely, the city makes MP3s of its various test sirens available to play and download.

So now it can be siren day, every day.

Enjoy responsibly.

Flattr this! Christmas Card 2015

Happy Northern Hemisphere Winter

Season’s greetings to both our readers!

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Milos Zeman replaces Andrej Babis as “Czech Donald Trump”

A photo collage showing Donald Trump, Milos Zeman and Andrej Babis

The Donald, The Milos and The Andrej

Less than two months after named Andrej Babis the Donald Trump of the Czech Republic, The Conversation has anointed his successor: President Milos Zeman.

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Unfortunately Named Prague Dog Boutique: Doggy Style

Doggy Style

Arf Arf Arf

Give your pooch a very special treat at this newly opened boutique in Prague 6-Stresovice.

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The Televizni Noviny Drinking Game

Televizni Noviny

Start drinking!

Surprisingly for a country where (trade secret) nothing much happens, Nova’s Televizni noviny (TN) evening news programme is routinely the Czech Republic’s highest-rating TV show.

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Zdenek Skromach: An Apology

Wilfred Westwood and Zdenek Skromach (lookalikes)

Wilfred Westwood (not John Trunley) and Zdenek Skromach

In a recent Twitter post, suggested that Czech politician Zdenek Skromach may be the reincarnation of John Trunley, the so-called “Fat Boy of Peckham”.

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Czech edition of Metro falls for Guardian’s Jeremy Clarkson April Fool gag

Photo of Metro article about Jeremy Clarkson

Oops, looks like someone at Metro failed to see the funny side of the Guardian’s (rather weak) April Fool gag about Jeremy Clarkson backing their climate change campaign.

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Only in the Czech Republic: Draught Pilsner Urquell at Burger King

Photo of an advert of draught Pilsner Urquell at Burger King

“Mine’s a Whopper with cheese — and beer!”

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Unsolved Prague Murders 2014

Montage of unsolved Prague murders from 2014

Top row: Jiri F., Petr S.’s taxi, Danuse S.
Bottom row: Daniel C.’s and Milan P.’s taxis; Denis B.; Prubezna crime scene

The arrest last month (February 19th, 2015) of a man in connection with the killing of Jewish historian Jiri Fiedler and his wife Dagmar Fiedlerova apparently clears up one of last year’s most mysterious murder cases — but an unusually high number of Prague killings remain unsolved.

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