Top 10 WTF Moments Of 2015

For better or worse, there were some notable headlines over the past year. Lebanon became famous for a porn star and a garbage crisis, while the US and the rest of the world watches on as Donald Trump...

 

This Man Married A Pizza, And We're Jealous

At some point during our miserably single lives, we’ve all probably joked about how food is better than any man or woman; but this Russian man just took that saying to a whole new level. A...

 

Gas Masks in WWII vs. Gas Masks in Lebanon

I came across this photo a while ago. The masks had to be carried at all times and promptly worn if there was a drill. Even if you were playing double-dutch with your best pals Elizabeth and Mary. ...

 

Weirdest Beirut Cab Experiences: Part II

We’ve all had at least one. Whether it’s creepy, funny, or emotional, the Lebanese cab expe-rience is not to be missed. At the risk of sounding like one of those clichéd journalists who talk...

 

Ten Strange Lebanese Laws

 

Thirteen Times I've Had to Tip in Lebanon

Has anyone ever noticed how everything in Lebanon requires a tip? 1. The Gas Station You stop at the pump for gas. The gas station attendant squeegees your car's windshield. You tip him. 2....

 

The Most Unusual News Stories of 2013

Next up in recap lists, we recount the strange, the weird, the wacky, the bizarre… the headlines that elicited either a dumbfounded head shake, an eye roll or an amused chuckle. Here are the most...

 

The News Stories that Sparked the Most Outrage in 2013

In another end-of-year review, we go over the news stories that sparked the most outrage in Lebanon in 2013. Unsurprisingly, most of the indignation this year originated on social media, where...

 

Five Bizarre Retro Music Videos from Lebanon

Believe it or not, picking just five videos was actually a challenge given the plethora of bizarre material out there. And fair warning: the time wasted here is time you will never be able to get...

 

Saudi Man Cemented Door, Trapped Wife and Daughters in Room For Over a Year

According to Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper, a Saudi woman, identified as Abir, was trapped inside a rented room outside of Mecca by her husband for more than a year. The husband hired a guard to ensure ...