Food & Travel
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The New York Times calls for the legalization of marijuana
The publication compared the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is actually a department store in Germany, and it’s about to become much grander
A German entrepreneur aims to revitalize a moribund town in the former East by renovating an Art Nouveau icon.
North Korea taunts 'housewives' with a cooking website they can't afford
The site is for 'housewives' convenience' but how convenient is it when you can't afford any of the ingredients?
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
Here's what it's like when a feisty little WWII plane is your best way around
Mothballed in the US, the Douglas DC-3 is a workhorse in the Colombian jungle.
Someone stole 300,000 liters of beer in Germany
That's the equivalent of 140,891 six-packs in the US.
This village in Korea's DMZ might be the world’s most idyllic
Or is it?
A giant penis-shaped flower is drawing huge crowds in France
People are braving long lines at the Jardin des plantes in Nantes to get a glimpse of Amorphophallus titanum, or 'Titan's penis,' which blooms once a decade and smells like rotting meat.
The US Consulate in Milan is OFFICIALLY the dorkiest and awesomest US consulate in the world
Their nerdy, educational rap video is a little cringy, a lot adorable, and a 100-percent-solid use of State Department funds.
This abandoned shopping mall in Bangkok has been turned into an urban aquarium
Headed to Bangkok this summer? This will be your coolest stop. If you can find it, that is.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
In Cambodia, fake orphanages soak up donations by duping tourists
Most of these ‘orphans’ still have living parents. The squalor they endure is often for show.
This graphic reveals the youngest and oldest players on every World Cup team
Argentina is the oldest team in the league. Ghana is the youngest.
What a California foodie can learn from Cuba
San Francisco restaurateur Narsai David went to Cuba to help set up a culinary school. The Cubans — huge organic food consumers, by necessity — taught him a few lessons of their own.
These are the places you should visit to feel the legacy of WWI
A hundred years on, the Great War still resonates around the world.
Fly me to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?
Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.
Mein Gott! Germans are drinking more non-alcoholic beer and less of the real stuff
It's not just for designated drivers. Now brewers are also competing for the sports drink market.
The New York Times is wrong. USA soccer players flop, just like everyone else
Let's go to the video tape.
32 creatively dressed World Cup fans who will make your day
These people are inspirations for the entire world.
Death at sea beats taking a bullet
For Hazara Muslims in Pakistan, the options are grim.
Does 'Gerard Depardieu' sound Russian to you?
There are 31 newborns at the National Zoo! Photos of cute baby animals!
A short-eared elephant shrew, a fishing cat and a leaf-tailed gecko among them.
On Location Video: Northern Ireland trades The Troubles for Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland is now in the grip of a new story of politics and violence. Kingsroad, the Dothraki plains, Castle Black and Winterfell are all just a short drive apart here.
Watch 1,000 daringly stupid people eat 1,000 ghost peppers for fun in Copenhagen
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
11 times Japanese businessmen passed out drunk in public — and no one cared
This is a culture where drinking is a job requirement.
Refunds for bad sex and other weird consular requests
Some people just shouldn't leave home.
Rebuilding the palace where Germany declared war in 1914 is pretty controversial
Meant to reunite East and West Berlin, the ‘last piece’ of post-War reconstruction is only dividing the city.
60 Seconds on Earth: Trekking to a lost Inca ruin (VIDEO)
Correspondent Simeon Tegel crosses one of the world's deepest canyons to reach a mysterious Inca citadel.
On Location Video: Can a cable car save this lost Inca ruin?
Choquequirao, or Cradle of Gold, rivals Machu Picchu but gets a fraction of the visitors. The Peruvian government wants that to change.
5 really weird, and enormous, food heists
From maple syrup to caviar, these are some of the weirdest large-scale thefts of food around the world.
World War I still etched into European psyche
A century on, countries are stepping up efforts to commemorate the war to end all wars.