Greta Thunberg Provides Inspiration For Hilarious Public Salt Truck Naming Poll

Introducing Gritter Thunberg ― one of eight new salt trucks hitting the streets of Manchester in northern England this winter. The salt spreader was named after Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg following a public poll conducted by Manchester City Council. The 16-year-old already has another gritter named after her in Scotland. ASSOCIATED PRESS Greta Thunberg has had a […]

Looking for Inspiration to Explore the World in 2020?

OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF weeks, the staff here at Atlas Obscura assembled a menagerie of lists that we hope will inspire your travels and explorations in 2020. From our favorite new place listings on the site to natural wonders you can reach via public transportation, these pieces—curated from our collection of more than 18,000 wondrous places—highlight the wonder […]

What’s the Inspiration for a Game Where You Can Play as a Piece of Poop? “I Like Objects More Than Human Beings”

‘Wattam’ creator and director Keita Takahashi explains that video games are not necessarily a passion or a part of his everyday life, but he “has many contradictions” in his mind. From developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive, Wattam is a whimsical adventure featuring a host of worldly inhabitants that frolic, hold each other’s hands, dance and solve […]

With NY hot spots as inspiration, Duluth gets first true cocktail lounge

DULUTH – A new cocktail lounge is opening this weekend in the city’s Lincoln Park craft district, the latest addition to the up-and-coming neighborhood that owners hope will fill a void in the local restaurant scene. “There really isn’t a true cocktail lounge in Duluth right now,” said Tyler Schwanke, the 36-year-old general manager of the Noble […]

Love this dialogue, you are an inspiration: Virat Kohli to Amitabh Bachchan

NEW DELHI: After seeing Amitabh Bachchan’s message regarding his knock against West Indies, Indian skipper Virat Kohli thanked the Bollywood star and called him an inspiration. Bachchan had warned everyone to not mess with Kohli as he always manages to make the opponent pay on the field. “Haha love the dialogue, Sir. You’re always an […]

For the sake of fun or inspiration? Dyson to set up its global HQ at Singapore’s former nightlife hub

SINGAPORE: Electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Friday its new global headquarters will be in a sprawling, colonial-era Singapore building originally constructed as a power station and until recently used as a nightlife complex. British inventor James Dyson’s company, famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners, announced this year it was shifting its headquarters from England to the city-state to be closer to Asian […]