The LG Travel News Roundup: Bigger-than-Life Bunny Turns Heads in Swedish Town

Weekly Travel News — By on September 2, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Orebro Sweden Big Yellow RabbitBright Yellow Bunny Statue Bounds into Orebro, Sweden

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman built this giant, 13-meter-high yellow bunny using local materials and craftsmen as part of the openART biennale in Orebro, Sweden. The piece, titled Stor Gul Kanin (Big Yellow Bunny), was made to question the purpose of public space. The yellow bunny is plopped head down as if it fell from the sky. Source: Huffington Post

It’s Raining Euros on Dutch Drivers

Monday on the busy A2 highway near Maastricht, Holland, a package containing cash fell from a bank transport truck and fluttered over Dutch motorists. Motorists stopped and started collecting the Euro bills before driving away. Authorities currently have no idea how the cash fell out of the vehicle or exactly how much money was lost. Source: AOL

Austin Goes Batty for its 7th annual Bat Festival

Since the 1980s, Austin has been the seasonal home to the world’s largest urban bat colony, making it apt that the city would host its 7th annual Bat Fest in honor of the 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Bat-watching has become a popular past time for locals and tourists alike: On an average summer day anywhere from  2,000 to 3,000 bat-watchers gather in downtown Austin to see the bats emerge at night; during Batfest that number is 40,000. Source: MSNBC Overhead Bin

Underground River Discovered Below the Amazon

Brazilian scientists have found a new river four kilometers beneath the existing Amazon River; scientists estimate the subterranean river may be 6,000km long and hundreds of times wider than the Amazon. The new river, named the Rio Hamza, starts in the Acre region under the Andes and flows at a slower rate than the Amazon. Source: Guardian

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Travel News Bits

New Tripping Contest to Send You and a Friend Anywhere in the World

The only requirement to enter this new contest is to wear a bright orange t-shirt from Tripping and take a photo of you wearing it…upload it to Facebook and the photo with the most votes wins! Source: Tripping

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