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    Izzat al-Douri Dies: End of Saddam’s Heir

    So, I imagine most of you know who Saddam was. Back before America was screeching angrily about north Korea’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’, it was the Republic of Iraq stuck firmly in their crosshairs. There was a whole bunch of different wars, with the Gulf War officially marking Iraq as one of America’s hot post […] More

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    How many countries are communist?

    How many communist countries are there in the world? Well we will get into the whole labyrinth of what counts as a communist country later, but in shirt there are 5 communist states left in the world. So, which countries are communist? Namely China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cuba. Simple enough right? What is […] More

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    7 of the worst islands in the world

    Worst islands? Cuba, Palawan, Aruba, Coffee Caye, Koh Rong. All lovey places that put thoughts of coconuts and cocktails on pristine beaches into our minds. Maybe you just live in a Beijing Tokyo style Metropilis and dream of the serenity of an island? Well much like people not all islands are created equally. Weird World […] More

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    What counts as visiting a country?

    What counts as visiting a country? If you find yourself in the company of travelers the conversation will at some point always end up at how many countries you have been to. This throws up the conversation of  “what counts as a country” and what counts as “visited”. With the former you have the UN […] More

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    Rason, the other North Korea

    Rason, the other North Korea. Whenever you are in traveler, country collector, or worse still digital gonad company you will inevitably get into he dick shining competition that is “how many countries”, or “which countries” have you been to. This will invariable at some point get you onto the question of North Korea, which many […] More

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    Depressed passenger denied boarding on Chinese flight

    On Wednesday 14th of October, a Weibo user on the famous Chinese microblogging platform shared his dispute with Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, which denied boarding his girlfriend on the basis of a side effect from taking antidepressants. According to the boyfriend, who goes by his last name Yu in interviews, the incident happened on Tuesday the […] More

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    The Strange story of the DeLorean

    The Strange story of the DeLorean. If you do not know what a DeLorean is then please stop reading, go home and end it all. If you have heard of the most iconic car ever made and love Back to the Future, please carry on. The story of the DeLorean! Who invented the DeLorean? The […] More

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    Thailand cracks down on protesters (again)

    When we think about dictatorships cracking down on their people, images that tend to get conjured up are of China, Russia, North Korea, or Iran. The reason for this is that they are not our “mates”. It is also completely ignored that Russia and Iran, although flawed actually have mute-party elections. It turns out though […] More

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