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Are you a wizard but stuck practicing spells alone in your parent's basement?

Go to Poland!

About 200 Harry Potter fans from 11 different countries met up this past November in a massive live action role playing event at the Polish castle of Czocha (aka The Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry.)

Inspired by the J.K. Rowling series, the event was organized by a group of volunteers from Denmark and Poland. Those who attend the 4-day retreat are split into one of 5 houses (Durentius, Faust, Libussa, Molin, and Sendivogius) and work towards passing their S.P.E.L.L. (Senior Protective Enchanter's Lifelong License) exam.

The next event is scheduled for April 16 - 19, 2015 and costs about $345, so buy your plane tickets or warm up your brooms now!

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A small town in Poland is upset about Winnie the Pooh's genitalia - or lack thereof - and they do not want him exposing himself to their kids.

Council members in Tuszyn were recently discussing potential mascots for their playground when one of them suggested the pants-less cartoon bear. Things just went downhill from there.

Here are some actual quotes from the conversation, according to "Croation Times:"

"It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children."

"It doesn't wear underpants because it doesn't have a sex. It's a hermaphrodite."

"This is very disturbing but can you imagine! The author was over 60 and cut his [Pooh's] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity."

Pooh be like:

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The Keret House is the world's narrowest house designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny and situated in a 3-foot-wide gap between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland. As one can imagine, the wedged home is not without its shortcomings (no windows, ladder access only and very tiny appliances) but at least there's sunlight exposure, thanks to its semi-transparent, polycarbonate walls and ceiling. The Keret House will serve as a temporary home for traveling writers. Interested in moving in? Check out this video of the interior view.

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Photo of the Day: Members of the Polish opposition party Palikot's Movement held up Guy Fawkes masks in the Sejm today to protest their government's recent passage of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

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Summer Solstice Celebration of the Day: The Polish city of Poznań marks the arrival of summer with 11,000 floating paper lanterns.

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Street Art of the Day: Spotted in Krakow, Poland: A breathtaking new mural from Blu.

Process shots here.

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