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A rotating house | Bhutan | Susan Goldberg

A rotating house

Bosnian Vojin Kusic built a 360-degree rotating house for his wife because he was fed up with her complaining about the view. The 72-year-old spent six years constructing the house in Srbac, near the Croatian border. It can spin full circle in 22 seconds and has views of cornfields, forests and the river. 


The Himalayan kingdom vaccinated almost 93% of its adult population in just 16 days. But first it waited for the stars to align. Although the first batch of vaccines arrived in January, a panel of Buddhist monks advised waiting until 27 March to begin. The stars were not auspicious until then, they decreed. And the first dose had to be administered by, and given to, women born in the Year of the Monkey, which occurs every 12 years.

Susan Goldberg

National Geographic’s editor-in-chief signs off her emails “white, privileged, with much to learn”. Presumably, when she has learnt a bit more, she will give up her salary and step aside for someone less privileged.

A thrifty Californian

An electrical engineer from Santa Clarita, California, saved enough to pay off his student loans, get married and buy a house by eating at his local theme park for seven years. Dylan, 33, told Mel magazine that a $150 annual pass to Six Flags Magic Mountain included two daily meals and free parking. 

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