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Elspeth Merry

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Weird World: Japan

If cat cafes weren't weird enough – how about an owl cafe?

Weird World: Indonesia

Playing football with a leather ball is so last year.

Weird World: Castrillo de Murcia

Never one for pesky health and safety regulations, Spaniards in the village of Castrillo de Murcia have been jumping over babies since 1620.

Weird World: American Midwest

Pre-Google maps, the US decided to stick giant concrete arrows on the ground to direct postal service aeroplanes across the Midwest.

Winging It: Valencia

DO: Las Fallas, 15-19 MarchPyromaniacs, we've found just the festival for you. Head to Valencia's Las Fallas, which essentially celebrates the burning of giant