Category Archives: Bizarre and Oddities

Augusto Lakandula: The Guy Who Hijacked Philippine Airlines And Escaped Using A Homemade Parachute

By | 05/02/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” A Filipino named Augusto Lakandula (later identified as Reginald Chua), hijacked a  Philippine Airlines jet on May 25, 2000. After collecting the passengers’ money and other valuables, the suspect, who appeared to be deranged, jumped at 6,000 feet from… Read More »

The “Fire Mummies” of Kabayan Burial Caves

By | 10/28/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Kabayan, one of the municipalities of Benguet in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges, is home to a total of 200 man-made burial caves, 15 of which contain perfectly preserved human mummies. The Kabayan burial caves are remnants of a colorful… Read More »

Halsema Highway: Philippines’ Deadliest Road

By | 08/24/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Also known as the “Mountain Trail”, Halsema Highway spans 150 kilometers between the towns of Baguio and Bontoc in Mountain Province. It is a sight to behold, thanks to the breath-taking drop-offs which peak at 2, 255 meters above… Read More »

Filipino student has 40 first names!

By | 06/25/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that a 15-year old high school student from Pangasinan has 40 first names? Ratziel, a senior high school student in Urdaneta City National High School, fascinates every person who come across his personal documents. According to Philippine… Read More »

Unbelievable Cemetery in the Middle of a Street

By | 06/04/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” If you think Sagada’s hanging coffins is over the top, better visit Familia Luzuriaga Cemetery in Bacolod City. For the record, it has been hailed as the “only cemetery in the world at the intersection of two highways.” It’s… Read More »

“Solidarity Ring” – Philippines’ Biggest Ring

By | 06/03/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” So far, the largest ring ever made in the Philippines can be found in Compostela Valley in Davao region. Aptly named “Solidarity Ring”, this giant gem was created to symbolize Compostela’s “historical unity, rich cultural heritage, and wealth of… Read More »

Weird Science: ‘Fish rain’ in Agusan del Sur

By | 06/01/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We’re all familiar with ice cubes falling from the sky–not a shocker at all. But living things pouring from above? Now that’s when Mother Nature gets a little bizarre. So we can just imagine how stunned the people from… Read More »

Coffee Alamid: From Cat Poop to World’s Finest

By | 05/24/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Coffee Alamid is a locally produced brew similar to the kopi luwak of Java, Indonesia. It’s a pricey alternative to your usual gourmet coffee and has become world-famous due to its exotic origins. Sold for up to $160 per pound, coffee… Read More »

Unusual Cemetery: The Hanging Coffins of Sagada

By | 05/20/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Sagada, Mountain Province offers a fascinating glimpse to ancient times through its world-famous hanging coffins. Situated six hours away of Banaue, the Lumiang Burial Cave houses a total of 200 coffins that have survived 500 years of natural and… Read More »

Real-Life “Pinoy Superman” snags Guinness World Record

By | 05/18/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Herbert Chavez of Calamba, Laguna went under the knife to look like Superman. But it was not just his jaw-dropping transformation that gave him worldwide attention. In its 2013 edition, the Guinness World Records officially welcomes Chavez for having… Read More »

Want a taste of Crocodile Ice Cream?

By | 04/29/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Admit it. Without those ice-cold desserts, your summer vacation will just be a tormenting hibernation. But thanks to the local favorites like halo-halo and ice cream, we can now quench our thirst in colorful, delectable way. Now, if you want a… Read More »

Finding “Octoman” – Filipino with Four Arms and Three Legs

By | 04/20/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” 60-year old Rudy Santos was a popular freak show attraction during the 70’s and late 80’s. But after settling down two decades ago, this former celebrity gradually lost in oblivion. Will he ever live a normal life or forever… Read More »