ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Weird Things You Can Do Or Visit Right Now In Europe

Updated on August 10, 2020

Feeling Stressed? Iceland Wants to Hear You Scream

Iceland is inviting people to record a scream to help to reduce their stress. A speaker will then play the scream into an open space in the country.

The project is called "Looks Like You Need to Let It Out." It was started by Inspired by Iceland, a marketing company for tourism in the country. The company hopes that the project will encourage more people to visit Iceland, either now or in the future.

Zoë Aston, a therapist and mental health consultant, wrote on the Inspired by Iceland website that screaming into wide open spaces can help release stress that's stored in the brain.

People can choose from seven speakers in different locations around the country, all with views of wide open spaces. They can record their scream on the project's website through a computer or phone. The scream will then be played from one of the speakers, and people will also get a video of their chosen speaker playing their scream.

The website has advice on how to scream, which includes thinking about what to say before the scream, how to stand while screaming, and taking some deep breaths before doing it.

Iceland's Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation, said she thinks that everyone needs to reduce their stress from recent months, and Iceland has everything to help do this, either with a visit online or with a real vacation.

Ireland's 'Most Haunted House' Goes on Sale

Ireland's "most haunted house" is on sale for $2.9 million. The new owner of Loftus Hall will get 22 bedrooms, a private beach and — if the stories are true — a ghost.

A castle was built on the site in 1170 by the knight Raymond le Gros, which was replaced with a house in 1350. After it was taken over by an English family in 1666, it was named Loftus Hall.

The hall's famous ghost story began in the 18th century, when Charles Tottenham and his family lived there. According to the hall's website, a stranger came to the house during a storm, and was invited to stay.

One evening, the stranger was playing cards with Charles' daughter, Anne, who had fallen in love with him. Anne dropped a card, and while she picked it up, she saw that the man didn't have feet, but hooves. The stranger then revealed that he was the devil, changed into a ball of fire and flew away, breaking a hole in the ceiling.

It is said that Anne then went mad. After her death in 1775, servants and family members said they saw her ghost in the hall at night. In 2014, a visitor even took a photo that seemed to show two ghosts in one of the windows.

Today, Loftus Hall is owned by brothers Aidan and Shane Quigley, who bought it in 2011 for about $725,000. Visitors can tour the house during the day, or even stay the night. The owners also livestream parts of the house at night.

World's Tallest Climbing Wall to Open in Denmark

The world's tallest climbing wall is set to open in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The wall is 85 meters high and 10 meters wide. It was designed by climbing wall company Walltopia, and built on the side of CopenHill, an environmentally friendly energy plant.

The wall is made up of four different sections, each about 20 meters tall. These sections have different difficulty levels for climbers, with the easiest section at the bottom. This means that only experienced climbers will be allowed to climb the highest section of the wall, and all climbers must show they have enough training to be able to climb it at all.

Head of sales at Walltopia Vasil Sharlanov said that the company wanted to design a climbing wall that looked good, but was also fun to climb.

The company designed the climbing wall to look like the natural wall of a mountain.

CopenHill, which opened in October 2019, already has some attractions on the outside of the energy plant. On the roof, there is a 450-meter-long ski slope, as well as a hiking and running trail, and a restaurant, cafe and bar.

CopenHill is expected to get more than 300,000 visitors a year. The plant itself burns waste to make energy for the city. Every day, 1,000 metric tons of waste are burned to make electricity for 30,000 homes and heating for 72,000 homes.

Dutch Restaurant Uses Robot Waiters

The Royal Palace, a restaurant in the Dutch town of Renesse, is using robot waiters to serve food as bars and restaurants begin to reopen.

Owner Shaosong Hu decided he wanted the robots for his business when he first saw them in China last fall. But as restaurants around the world look for creative ways to continue doing business under social distancing rules, they may prove more useful than he first imagined.

"Hello and welcome" the red-and-white robots say. Their jobs will include greeting customers, returning glasses and plates, and serving Chinese and Indonesian specialties like Babi Pangang and Char Siu at €15.50 ($17) each.

The hunt is on to give the two human names, with a competition taking place on Instagram. "We don't have a favorite yet. But the suggestion of Ro and Bot is out. We want to give them a normal name," said Shaosong's daughter, Leah Hu.

The Hus don't want to hear any complaints about the robots taking jobs away from people. They say it's hard to find staff in their rural region without any big city close by.

"They help us with the work we do," said Leah. "We are often busy and cleaning tables and the robots give us an extra hand."

"We are not disappearing. We are still here. They will always need people in this industry," she said.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)