Top 5 Weird Food Festivals

Food does have its share of spontaneity and adventure to it. Pay a visit to these weird food festivals and taste the popular local delights. You never know what you might end up tasting!

1. RoadKill Cook-off, West Virginia

Squirrel gravy biscuits, tacos filled with armadillo and various other specialties have made the roadkill cook-off popular. Dishes are prepared with animals that often meet their end in traffic accidents. Similar versions of this food festival have been started in several countries. The winner of the cook-off is awarded the Roadkill title.

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2. BugFest, North Carolina

Last year’s theme was stinkbugs and the festival hosted more than 35,000 visitors. Insect delicacies like Quivering Wax Worm Quiche sell out quickly. Insect dishes prepared by local chefs, competitions like Roach Races and other insect displays are some of the attractions at the festival.

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3. Testicle festival, Montana

An adult-only feast, special delicacies include the Rocky Mountain Oysters, which are deep fried bull testicles. The testicle festival also involves oil wrestling and wet t-shirt competitions. The testicle festival is growing popular and has been started in several other countries for the lasting taste that the bull testicles have.

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4. L’Aplec del Caragol, Spain

12,000 snail club members and 25,000 visitors eat 12 tonnes of snail at this annual snail festival. Along with the fireworks and music playing around the clock, new snail dishes are on the menu every year. A tourist attraction as well, the snails do offer incredible variety to your palate.

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5. Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, Florida

Fellsmere calls itself as the Frog Leg Capital of the World and holds the Guinness World Record for the most number of frog legs served in one day. Around 7,000 pounds of frog legs are served to over 80,000 visitors. The festival began as a fundraiser but it has gained so much popularity that even Barack Obama attended it!

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A trip to these weird food festivals will surely make for a great dinner with friends and family. Have some better ideas for hosting a dinner party? Use Shareagift to collect money online from friends and satisfy the foodie in you by experimenting with new food. Start a page on Shareagift today and never forget to explore.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Desserts From Around The World

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Over the past few years you may have noticed a surge in the number of dessert parlours that have been popping up across towns and cities in the UK. From ice cream sundaes to doughnuts and waffles people are going mad for sweet treats! Many of the desserts that are now available come to the same price as a meal if not more, and with this in mind we set out to try and discover some of the most expensive desserts from across the globe.

5 – The £650 Golden Phoenix Cupcake

In 2012 Bloomsbury’s cupcake store in Dubai unveiled the world’s most expensive cupcake priced at around £650. It is made from the finest chocolate and wrapped in 23 carats of edible gold sheets. The ingredients were sourced from around the world with the flour coming from Dover in the UK, the cocoa from Italy and the vanilla beans from Uganda.

4 – Krispy Kreme’s £1,000 Luxe Doughnut

The department store Selfridges in London partnered up with the American doughnut chain Krisy Kreme to produce the world’s most expensive doughnut. The Luxe Doughnut has a 24 carat gold leaf, gold dusted white chocolate flowers, edible diamonds and Dom Perignon champaign jelly. To put into context just how much this doughnut costs, for the same price you could purchase 2000 glazed doughnuts!

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3 – The £9,415 Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence

Created in 2007 at The Fortress, a luxury hotel in Shri Lanka, this desert is a golden leaf Italian cassata with Irish cream and infused with tender fruit. The dessert’s base is formed of mango and pomegranate compote and Dom Perignon champagne. In the centre of the desert sits an aquamarine stone, known as the stone of courage it is thought to bring good luck, happiness and have a positive effect on relationships.

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2 – The £22,000 Chocolate Pudding

This is no ordinary chocolate pudding, shaped like a Faberge egg and filled with gold, champaign, caviar and a two carat diamond this is one of the world’s most expensive deserts. The chocolate used to make this desert is a mixture of four types of Belgian chocolate flavoured with a combination of peach, orange and whiskey.

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1 – Strawberries Arnaud for £2.5 million!

The world’s most expensive dessert lives in the town of New Orleans in the USA. The desert consists of strawberries, port, red wine, spices, citrus and vanilla ice cream with a 7.09 carat pink diamond engagement ring, which accompanies the dish and is soaked in £1600 worth of wine. Unsurprisingly it is the least popular dessert on the restaurants menu!

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If these desserts have you licking your lips then why not organise a night out to a dessert parlour or host a dinner party and cook up your own special pudding. Shareagift can help you raise cash towards hosting the perfect party or an amazing night out! We provide the easiest way to collect money online for anything and everything from group gifts to fundraising events or evenings with friends.

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TOP 5 WEIRD FASHION TRENDS AROUND THE WORLD!

The most bizarre fashion trends have never stood the test of time. While the exceptions to this rule have been listed below, you might find yourself falling prey to some of these weird fashion trends.

1. Eye tattoo, Canada

This is an irreversible procedure that is medically prescribed for people with scratch-marked eye tissues to improve vision. The eye tattooing procedure is now growing equally popular in Australia too. As the ink injected into the eye is the same as the ink used to tattoo the rest of the body, initial side effects might include ‘crying black ink’ for a while.

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2. Mexican pointed boots

Originally found in several rural towns of Mexico, people have started altering these boots to suit their style by elongating the toe of these boots up to 5 feet and curling them at the tip. Some of these pointy boots are so bizarre, that the tips of some pairs are as high as one’s waist. These elf-like boots are featured in competitions at nightclubs.

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3. Eye jewellery, Netherlands

A one-minute long procedure, which costs $3000, pieces of platinum alloy are modified in various shapes like hearts and are inserted underneath the cornea. The platinum implants are worn as a fashion accessory despite the risks. `New shapes and designs can be swapped with the old ones.

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4. Bagel head injections, Japan

One of Japan’s outrageous fashion trends, a bagel protrusion can be obtained by injecting saline into the forehead and then making an indentation in the middle with a finger. A temporary procedure, the entire process takes around 2 hours while the bagel head disappears in 16-24 hours as the body absorbs the saline.

5. Face-Kini, China

Face-Kini is a colourful protective mask that comes in various designs, to shield the face from exposure to the sun. Strictly restricted to beaches only, these masks are worn with a full body suit for complete protection. The face masks also repel insects and are worn by many who shun tanned skin for its negative associations.

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Every fashion trend, weird or not, is unique in its own way and definitely worth exploring! So, why not discover it all? Start a page on Shareagift and collect money online from friends to do something unique. Raise money through Shareagift to live life the way you want!

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Top 5 Madly Insane Spanish Festivals

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Spain recently celebrated its La Tomatina festival, which saw thousands of tourists and locals flock to the little town of Bunol to throw tomatoes at each other! If you think that is weird check out our pick of the strangest festivals that Spain throws each year, some of them are just downright disturbing!

5 – Entrodia

Kicking off our top 5 is the Entroida festival, which happens in the town of Laza in northern Spain. This festival sees people flocking to the streets and throwing muddy rags at each other in the attempt to cover each other in mud. A selection of young men then head to the mountains to collect fire ants in sacks and then bring them back to the town where they cover them in vinegar to rile them up and then run round throwing them in people’s faces.

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4 – Fiesta De Santa Marta de Ribarteme (Festival of the near death experience)

This festival in northwest Spain sees those who have had near death experiences carried through the town in coffins to the Santa Marta de Ribarteme church. After this the procession heads on to the cemetery, and then to a shrine, where friends of those in coffins will offer financial tokens of gratitude for their loved ones surviving their near death experience.

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3 – Goat Throwing Festival

Every year in the village of Manganses de la Polvorosa, in honour of Saint Vincent, a goat was carried to the top of the village church tower and thrown into the crowd below who would catch the falling animal with a canvas sheet. The goat would then be paraded through the town and cheered by onlookers. However, due to animal rights groups demanding the end of the festival the goat throwing was banned in 2002. The festival still goes ahead today but a toy goat is used rather than a live one.

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2 – El Colacho

Once a year in Castrillo de Murcia the international baby jumping festival takes place. This involves men dressed as the devil jumping over babies that were born over the previous 12 months. The ritual is thought to bless newborn babies and remove any sin preparing them for a life with God. Babies are set in rows of two and up to ten children can be leapt over in one jump!

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1 – The Running Of The Bulls

One of the most popular festivals in Spain is the Fiesta San Fermin and the running of the bulls part of the festival sees bulls let loose in the streets where they charge at runners for 825 meters into the bullring. The run usually lasts between 3 and 4 minutes and as long as you are over 18 and sober you are allowed to participate!

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If you liked the look of any of these or know someone that would love a trip to Spain, then why not use Shareagift to group fund the perfect trip. Alternatively this may have given you an idea for a fundraising event for a cause that is close to your heart. With Shareagift you can collect money online with others to support those in need. We have also seen Shareagift used to fund local projects and events, why not fund your own event and put your town on the map!

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Top 5 Breathtaking Pools From Around The World!

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It was announced this week that the Irish developer Ballymore plans to build an all glass swimming pool in the sky in Nine Elms, London. It will be completely structure free and rest between two apartment buildings. Many have slated the idea saying that there is a reason it has never been done before. We think it’s a great idea and it has inspired us to scour the Internet and bring you our top 5 most breath taking pools from around the world.

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The Cambrian, Switzerland

This infinity pool in the Cambrian hotel is part of their luxury spa. This heated outdoor pool is surrounded by magnificent views of the Swiss Alps and trails off into a nearby stream. The hotel is open throughout the year giving skiers and walkers alike somewhere to relax after a long day up in the mountains.

The Cambrian outdoor pool

Sanctuary Swala, Tanzania

This pool in Sanctuary Swala resort in Tanzania overlooks a water hole in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park. Elephants, antelopes and all sorts of wildlife run free and this is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of them. The pool is a favourite amongst holidaymakers who need somewhere to cool down and escape from the baking heat.

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Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

The Tank in the Golden Nugget complex in Las Vegas boasts a 3 story waterslide, a shark tank, hot tubs, bar service and 15 private cabanas. You can swim right up to the shark tank and even book a guided tour by a marine biologist who will talk you through all the sea creatures that live within the pool complex. Whether you want to bask out in the desert sun or take shade and relax in the indoor pool, this complex is any water lovers ultimate dream!

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Giola Lagoon, Greece

This natural natural pool is situated near the village of Astris on Thasson in the Greek Islands. It looks and feels like a swimming pool however the natural phenomenon was created by water eroding the nearby rocks to create the pool. The rocks are terraced like and so are easy to walk on and the sun-rays mixed with the colour from the water and rocks give this pool its green tint

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Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali

This tiered infinity pool at hanging gardens Ubud in Bali is set on top of a cliff and is surrounded by the rainforest. Each room in the hotel has its own private infinity edge pool and they are all joined by a small flowing stream.

Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel Pool

Have you ever thought about owning your own swimming pool or hot tub in your garden or know someone that desperately wants one? Or perhaps you and your friends love to swim and you long to visit somewhere that offers an exotic pool. Or maybe you know someone that deserves a relaxing spa day. Shareagift is one of the easiest ways to collect money online, you can collect money from friends towards an amazing group trip, experience or a group gift like a spa day for that friend who deserves a relaxing break.

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Top 5 Weirdest Fundraising Campaigns From Across The World!

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We have a lot of people use Shareagift to collect funds online for fundraising events which range from sponsored cycles to skydives. If you are looking for something a bit different to do in order to raise money then check out the following 5 weird and wonderful fundraising campaigns for some inspiration.

Naked Ziplining

Four years ago the ‘Bare in the Air’ campaign was launched in Canada to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Four years later and the campaign is still going strong! Each year women have taken to the skies in a naked ziplining event which sees them fly across the forest in barely anything! This event has become a tradition in Peachland, Canada with more and more women flocking to the event each year.

Bacon-Fest

This annual event raises money for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. For the past seven years the bacon-fest has seen people from across America attend this event for all things bacon. There are a number of bacon themed contests which include the best bacon themed t-shirt, who can eat the most bacon and who can cook the best bacon themed recipe!

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Condon Couture

This fundraising campaign raises money for the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Centre in America and is a fashion show featuring clothing made entirely of condoms. In it’s third year the show tries to creatively promote awareness of sexual and reproductive health. This year the outfits are Hollywood themed and they are even throwing an exclusive VIP pre and after party. Let’s just hope the dresses stay intact!

Condom Fashion Show

Spider Cage

Nick Le Souef decided that he was going to live in a shop window for three weeks with 400 spiders to raise money for a children’s charity in Australia. He was trapped in with redbacks, bird eating spiders, black house spiders and some white tailed spiders to name but a few of the breeds. After spending three weeks in a snake pit and a shark tank he saw this as the next step on his fear factor journey!

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Flamingo Fields

To raise money for their youth ministry an American church came up with a great prank to help raise some much needed funds. They managed to get hold of 144 plastic flamingos and went around each night placing them all in a garden of a selected church member. In the morning they would turn up at the house and ask for donations and then move on to the next house. The idea was so popular that when the church had finished pranking its member’s people started making donations to hire the flamingos for the night to decorate their gardens when they were throwing parties or special events!

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If this has given you a great fundraising idea then head over to Shareagift and start raising money today! We provide an easy to use platform to help you collect money online for anything and everything from fundraising projects to events and group gifts.

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Top 5 Incredibly Random Pubs That You Must Try This Summer In Munich!

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If you’re headed to Munich this summer and are looking for something other than Oktoberfest, or if you are headed to Oktoberfest are looking to take a couple of days out to explore the city, don’t just head into the nearest place you find, look around and do a bit of exploring! These pubs will be right down your alley if you’re after something that is not going to break the bank and is a bit different than the usual German pub.

Drugstore

This quirky bar/café/restaurant sports wooden furniture, marvel tables, red leather coaches and hanging chandeliers. Surrounded by mainstream bars this place sticks out like a sore thumb and is well worth is visit if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary. Inside the bar you will also find a newsstand with comics, papers and all sorts of different reading material and there is also a theatre, which put on evening and weekend shows including cabaret, acoustic sessions and DJ sets.

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Laborbar

Located on the edge of Strachus square in central Munich, Laborbar is a science lab themed pub with the barmen dressed as scientists in lab coats and many of the drinks being served out of syringes into test tubes. Their shot menu ranges from toxic to radioactive and flammable and on Thursdays and most evenings you can get six shots for a mere 5€! They also hold a weekly beer pong competition every Thursday with first prize being €50 (or 60 shots!).

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Fox

This bar is a favourite amongst locals and has an ‘unfinished’ theme to the place. With lightbulbs hanging out the end of tube piping and tables and chairs with sides or legs missing, on first glance it would like like the place is in the middle of a refurbishment. With a great atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks the bar is certainly worth a look if your bored of the mainstream pubs that surround it.

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Niederlassung

Niederlassung (or branch) is a great hangout for those of you looking to put your feet up and relax to some indie and alternative music. The bar is an ensemble of odd and old-fashioned furniture, which makes the place look and feel like a weird apartment building that serves drinks! It’s a great place away from the crowds and loud sounds of Munich town, and after you’ve relaxed on one of the sofas it will feel like home in no time.

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Bar Sehnsucht

Described by many as the ‘bar for big boys’ this bar looks like a set from the TV show Sons Of Anarchy! The bar plays a selection of heavy metal music, has pictures of porn movies scattered across the walls and has bras hanging over the bar. With a selection of different beers, ales and ‘manly’ shots on offer, this is a go to place for bikers and rock n roll fans alike.

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Use Shareagift to collect money online with friends towards a birthday celebration, celebratory drinks, a weekend getaway or just a random night out. Shareagift makes it easy to pool money together and donate towards a birthday fund, a group gift, a meal or a few rounds of drinks. Start a campaign and plan towards the perfect summer day out today!

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