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).
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?
PraguePig.com 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.
Season’s greetings to both our readers!
The Donald, The Milos and The Andrej
Less than two months after Politico.eu named Andrej Babis the Donald Trump of the Czech Republic, The Conversation has anointed his successor: President Milos Zeman.
Arf Arf Arf
Give your pooch a very special treat at this newly opened boutique in Prague 6-Stresovice.
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.
Wilfred Westwood (not John Trunley) and Zdenek Skromach
In a recent Twitter post, PraguePig.com suggested that Czech politician Zdenek Skromach may be the reincarnation of John Trunley, the so-called “Fat Boy of Peckham”.
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.
“Mine’s a Whopper with cheese — and beer!”
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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.