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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, PraguePig.com suggested that Czech politician Zdenek Skromach may be the reincarnation of John Trunley, the so-called “Fat Boy of Peckham”.

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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, a specialist in Jewish history, 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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Unfortunate beaver mural outside Prague 11-Chodov polyclinic

Beaver mural outside Prague 11-Chodov polyclinic

PraguePig.com is confused. Does the beaver represent the gynaecology clinic, the dental department (zubní oddělení), or both?

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Unfortunately named acupuncture equipment manufacturer in Prague 4-Chodov: WANK

Wank screenshot

Guaranteed relief.

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Oddly named restaurant in Prague 4-Chodov: Restaurace Bread & Water

Restaurace Bread & Water

Ideal if you’re on a budget.

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The movie star, the partner swap and the surrogate mother: Karel Roden’s bizarre private life

The movie star, the partner swap and the surrogate mother: Karel Roden's bizarre private life

Karel Roden, Jana Krausová, Ivana Chýlková, Laura Čekanová and Jan Kraus

Karel Roden, the Czech Republic’s biggest Hollywood star, has one of the country’s strangest private lives.

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Know Your Czech Celebrity: Iveta Bartošová

Iveta Bartošová

Writing about Czech tabloids without mentioning Iveta Bartošová is a bit like writing about Hamlet without mentioning Hamlet.

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Oddly Named Prague Pet Shop: Tweaty & Sweaty

Prague 4-Nusle

Prague 4-Nusle

Hopefully that’s supposed to be “sweety”.

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Mystery Coin: ‘Kontrolní Telefon Známka’

PraguePig.com found this strange token in Prague 8-Troja, with the words “KONTROLNÍ TELEFON ZNÁMKA” (or possibly “TELEFON – KONTROLNÍ ZNÁMKA”) on one side and “983945 PRAHA” on the other.

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