The famed De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium has been cranking out tasty drafts for more than five centuries—all from the same historic building. But with its fleet of beer trucks now tying up traffic getting to a new processing plant two miles away, the brewery is taking the only logical course of action: It's…
This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building's exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie.
Post-industrial cities have long struggled to find new uses for the (often gargantuan) factory infrastructure that once made their towns boom. Usually, that means a park or a museum. But a few cities—like Genk, Belgium—have tried a more experimental approach, turning these decrepit sites into unusual creative spaces.
At first glance it looks like some hotel in Belgium has sacrificed floor space for a massive four-sided novelty alarm clock to attract tourists. But in reality, what you're seeing is actually the top of a clock tower with a hotel built around it.
Serious drama, that's what. In the best stunt I've ever seen for, well, just about anything, a Belgian TV channel staged this awesome prank, which literally left bystanders agape in astonishment. Push to add drama indeed.
Not again. Last night, during a Smith Westerns set at Pukkelpop 2011 in Belgium, a stage collapsed during a massive storm, killing five people and injuring more than a hundred. The video above shows the stage as it's coming down down.
Flat-bottomed barges have been hauling goods up the canals of Belgium for almost two centuries. But by the 1950s, barges had outgrown the series of locks and lifts along the Canal du Centre. This is the Belgians' €160 million answer.
Like an Aryan Death Star, the Nazis' Gustav was the largest gun ever built and didn't leave much planet where it hit.
Universal health care! A multitude of tall, beautiful blonde people! IKEA! Does it get any better? Apparently, it does—Nikon is now selling its chic limited edition set of three lenses in Sweden—the only country besides Belgium.
If your regular old Frisbee just isn't doing it for you anymore and you've got a spare $215 lying around, consider the uber-customizable FrisMe. You can choose its size and shape, or add your initials and a cool "texture".
An unfortunate electronics-based ass explosion. A confused lad with dirty vinyl. A relationship doomed by a ringtone. This week's questions tortured us for minutes, but we recovered. And we came up with answers.
A Belgian jail's metal detector falters whenever attractive lawyers visit, allegedly because it's too sensitive to the underwire in bras. To ensure they're not packing guns, the lawyers are then asked to remove their bras to enter the jail.
Remember that $3M iPhone 3GS heist in Belgium last month? Burglars nabbed 3,000-4,000 handsets. Now, according to blogs uncovered by Cult of Mac, they're being offloaded in Russia (where the 3GS isn't available) in batches of 100—cash only.
Still in Belgium—hurrah!—let us segue from sticky ponchos to stickiness of another kind. Notorious sexylady
Here's what you do when you're a student in the Belgian town of Leuven. You don a blue plastic poncho alongside 1,499 undergraduates, all standing in line at very long table, on which is placed a bottle of Diet Coke and a Mento. On the count of three, having raised your hood, you drop the mint in the plastic bottle,…
From Belgium, the B29 Dina Might is the world's mightiest remote-controlled plane. With a wingspan of almost 30 feet, it weighs 463 pounds and runs off four 160cc engines. Spin those propellers, mate. [Live Leak]