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Clitoris Festival

November 4, 2015

It was meant to be a culinary festival celebrating grelo, the leafy green vegetable that is a staple in the Galician town of As Pontes in north-west Spain.

But for the past few months, the small town was marketing a very different kind of festival after it used Google Translate to put the Galician word grelo into Castilian Spanish, ending up with it inviting people to take part in a “clitoris festival”.

The translated announcement read: “The clitoris is one of the typical products of Galician cuisine. Since 1981 … the festival has made the clitoris one of the star products of its local gastronomy.

Outstanding.

For reference this is what they were actually celebrating (very SFW).

(via Richard Woodfield)

Edit: Clitoris Festival is either the name of my bi-monthly automatic writing fanzine, or the second album by my acid jazz fusion band.

Hair & Skincare

April 19, 2010

In an effort to both save money and be more environmentally friendly I’m trying use up all the food in my fridge and cupboards before I go and buy any more, but it looks like by focussing on how I can eat it I’ve shut the door on a host of opportunities (from Extraordinary uses for ordinary items):

  • Beer (+ raw egg) can be used as a volumising shampoo (beer can also be used as a conditioner)
  • Tomato Ketchup can be used as a shampoo and mayonnaise as a conditioner (sounds like the sort of nightmare I’d have)
  • Lemon juice can give you blonde highlights
  • A paste of water and crushed aspirin can reduce spots
  • You can/should add honey and milk to your bath
  • Banana + yoghurt + honey makes a skin-nourishing face mask
  • Milk can be a (last resort) substitute for shaving foam

And not really on the hair or skincare topic but:

  • Fizzy pop can clear drains

Now think what it does to your innards!

(via Coudal Partners)

Food Flags

September 30, 2009

From a series of adverts for the Sydney International Food Festival:

brazilfranceindiaitalyjapansouthkoreavietnam

(via I Believe in Advertising)