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I've seen the Prague and Wells clocks, both really are the jaw-dropping. What they don't mention is that the clock-maker for the Prague astronomical clock was blinded after his work was completed so that he could never recreate anything as magnificent again.

While not astronomical, there's also a clock in the Jewish quarter of Prague that's in Hebrew and runs counter-clockwise!
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@Orn: Singapore is a city-state. It's a city AND a sovereign nation! Pretty cool, eh?

@Gauldar: He said "black leader", nothing about elections. Plus, most of our political system, including several Prime Ministers, have been unelected.
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@FloorMan56

Canada:
Black leader: Governor General Michaelle Jean (http://nimg.sulekha.com/Others/original700/barack-obama-michaelle-jean-2009-2-19-12-3-11.jpg)
Latino Organization: Canadian Hispanic Congress (http://canadianhispaniccongress.ca)

Bonus: The GG before Michaelle Jean was Chinese.
We've also had a female Prime Minister (mind you, it was Kim Campbell, but still).
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Why yes, it IS awesome in Canada.

The only problem with most of the top countries is that booze is so expensive (especially Sweden!)
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@Neil: Breathe, dude.

My implied question was really if and how many books are banned in Western countries outside the US? Is the US unique in its paranoia about reading materials?
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I was just at the Dancing Buildings (#6) in Prague a few weeks ago! The locals call it the Fred and Ginger Building. There's a decent restaurant with a great view of Prague Castle on the roof of Ginger.

I think the upside-down church (#1) has been moved from Vancouver to Calgary.

Unfortunately, the House Attack (#20) on the Leopold Museum in Vienna must have been temporary, it wasn't there two weeks ago.

I'm surprised the Building of Slovak Radio in Bratislava isn't on this list! It's an immense brutalist upside-down pyramid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_of_Slovak_radio
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Cursive does look more elegant, but it takes me slightly longer to write in it, so for note-taking I print. However, whenever I write in French, I always use cursive, never print. Maybe a more elegant script for a more elegant language?
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@Elwing
We had a carrot-based flash mob here in Halifax, Canada. We went to all the grocery stores in town and bought as many carrots as we could. Most of it went to a homeless shelter, though they stopped accepting carrots after the first ton or so. I know I ended up having carrot soup for weeks!
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I feel the article fails to address a very important aspect of the Mini T. Rex; are they or are they not absolutely adorable?

I vote they are. :D
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