The LG Travel News Roundup: Busy Berlin Intersection Gets a Splash of Color

Weekly Travel News — By on July 22, 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…

Berlin Street Art Painting RealityGuerilla Artists Take Art to the Streets in Berlin

Guerilla artists IEPE & the anonymous crew recently started a public art project called “Painting Reality” where crew members poured 500 liters of paint into Berlin’s Rosenthaler Platz. 2,000 cars and bikes then unknowingly played the part of the artist as they drove through the intersection and spread the paint in every direction. For those worried about the environment, not to fear–the paint was water-based and eco-friendly. Source: Huffington Post

Marilyn Monroe Strikes a Pose in the Windy City

A 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe is gracing Michigan Street in Chicago, Illinois. The statue, which will be in Chicago until spring of 2012, is a work of art by New Jersey-based artist Seward Johnson. The statue depicts Marilyn in her iconic wind-blowing pose where the actress is wearing her white halter dress. Source: MSNBC Overhead Bin

Eating Unhealthy in Hungary Could Cost You

A new bill in Hungary proposes a ‘fat tax’ on unhealthy items in supermarkets and convenience stores that have too much fat, salt and sugar. If the bill is passed, then the prices of liquor and drinks in Hungary will have a 10% hike and snacks will cost 3.7 eurocents more. The law is expected to be approved and it has been estimated the tax will bring in 111 million Euros (approximately $157.6 million) that will help keep Hungary’s health care system afloat. Source: Gadling

Scientists Display Spooky Giant Sea Monster Skull

The Dorset County Museum has put a giant sea monster skull on display. The 155-million-year-old skull, which was discovered by Kevan Sheehan in 2009, is of an ocean predator called a Pliosaur off of England’s southern coast. The Pliosaur is believed to have been more than 50 feet long and shaped like a giant crocodile with the ability to bite a small car in half. Source: Huffington Post

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Travel News Bits

New Website Aims to Help You Afford Adventure

Love adventure travel, just not the chunk it often takes out of your wallet? A new website called Epic Thrills is in the process of being released, hoping to bring you huge savings on some amazing adventure travel tours around the world. Source: Gadling

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