In July 2011, the Dutch journalist Thijs Zonneveld wrote a column in which he proposed that a mountain be built in the Netherlands. He meant the idea as a joke, but people liked it so much that a grassroots movement formed in support of the project.
Zonneveld's idea was for the mountain to be 1.2 miles high, and 3.1 miles wide. For which reason, it soon became apparent that a solid mountain wouldn't work. It would be massively expensive, and its weight might lead to earthquakes. But a hollow mountain, that was a definite maybe...
Unfortunately it seems like people have now lost interest in the mountain project. Its website has disappeared, but is still viewable via the Wayback Machine
More info: wikipedia
With over 35,000 items, ranging from beer cans to cocktail napkins, matchbook covers to letterheads and many other tchotchkes, the Tavern Trove site
provides many happy hours of browsing into the weird niches of the liquor biz.
"Buddhist priests blessed 200,000 used brassieres yesterday in a temple memorial service for cast-off underwear."
Tampa Tribune - June 8, 1986
Philadelphia Daily News - June 7, 1986
They thought forcing him to write would teach him sobriety, and yet so many writers are alcoholics.
Indianapolis Star - Oct 23, 1933
Info at source
: "Old Cawlija, a five pound black bass, eats from hand and drinks Falstaff Beer from the can. The tank is placed in front of the Didda-Wa Restaurant."
Billboard - May 23, 1970
You say you’re not making it with the local lovlies? That when you make Paul McCartney eyes at alluring little honeys in violet hip-huggers they respond by frowning and suggesting, “Jerk off, loser”? That even the offer of a seat next to you at a Led Zeppelin concert is insufficient inducement for a far-out nubie to spend part of the evening with you?
Then, fella, whatchoo need is a SUPER-OUTTA-SIGHT-JETHRO-TULL-T-SHIRT of the sort worn by the fullest-handed rakes everywhere.
These eye-catching sartorial groovies, which are guaranteed to reduce even the haughtiest of lovlies to a mound of hot pulsating flesh, are a divine shade of yellow designed to to flatter even the swarthiest of complexion, are the three-buttons-at-the-neck style recently made all the rage by your sharper English groups.
speculates that this must have been a joke ad to promote Jethro Tull's 1970 album Benefit
Trénais is a wonderful marriage between the finest cognac from Charente and the smooth, light yogurt of Holland.
Not a combination that would have occurred to me. But who knows. Perhaps it was really good.
Apparently this product was, like Touch of Yogurt Shampoo
, an attempt to cash in on the yogurt craze that was sweeping America at the time.
Texas Monthly - Nov 1983
The Santa Clarita Signal - Aug 24, 1983