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Ten of the weirdest and most useless baby inventions ever created

With the nation gripped by Royal Baby Fever Part 2 here at Columbus Direct, we have decided to look at ten of the weirdest and most useless baby inventions. These a great way to keep your kids entertained while on holiday. Possibly. We make no promises. Baby Mop If you’re anything like us on hol... Read more

Weird and Wonderful World Records

World records have been referenced since the inception of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1955, and over the 63 years it’s been published there have been a huge amount of world record attempts, some broken and inevitably, some not. You may have watched Guinness World Records on ITV between 19... Read more

Unbelievable places to stay on holiday

Seen one hotel and you've seen them all - here are some weird and wonderful places to stay for inspiration for your next trip: An aeroplane up a tree... Make like Tarzan in this exotic tree-top aeroplane hotel room in exotic Costa Rica.  Part of a larger resort of more standard hotel accommodation,... Read more

Ten weird and wonderful facts about Japanese culture

The Japanese culture can be frustrating for some, and fascinating for many, depending on the experiences we encounter in this conservative but highly modernised nation. The degree of cultural differences also varies based on your country of origin, but it is still interesting to know these facets no... Read more

The six weirdest ways to get married abroad

Thinking about getting married abroad? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many couples out there are probably getting ready to make the ultimate commitment and get engaged. MarryAbroad.co.uk have listed their six most unusual weddings - our favourite one is The Nightmare Before Christmas-... Read more

10 weird, wonderful and disgusting things about air travel

What happens if someone passes away on a flight? Why do planes really have ashtrays? What happens to bags pompously labelled with 'FRAGILE' stickers, and will tipping get you any freebies? Despite the fact flying is commonplace these days and people tend to use planes as glorified coaches, there's ... Read more

Weird and wonderful facts about Disneyland

The California-based Disneyland Park is the stuff of dreams for kids and adults alike. Not to be confused with Walt Disney World, which is based in Florida, Disneyland Park opened in 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built under Walt Disney's supervision. The park isn't just well-known ... Read more

The creepiest worldwide theme parks

There's a place where Thorpe Park meets Westworld and if you search a little harder, you can find entertainment dedicated to a rather well-known dictator of the former Soviet Union. You might think we're making this up; we're not. Here are a few of our favourite weird and wonderful theme park desti... Read more

22 fantastic flights you never expected

Frequent flyers may think their aviation knowledge can't be topped, but even the most experienced traveller is unlikely to know that Batman airport is an actual airport in Turkey and only six of Germany's 39 airports generate profit. From weird airport names to mind-boggling figures on delays and c... Read more

The ten strangest items ever seized at customs

If you've ever been caught trying to smuggle a large bottle of perfume or a smelly foodstuff through customs and you've been caught, you'll probably remember the shame. The look in the official's eyes as they found your contraband item. The embarrassment you felt as it was consigned to the bin.Howev... Read more

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