Tuesday, April 3, 2018

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

If you’re an MMA fan, have you ever wondered how much your favorite fighters make, and who’s on the list of the richest? Who are the richest MMA fighters in the world?

We’ve put together this ultimate list of the 10 richest MMA fighters in the world and how much they’re currently worth. These numbers have come straight from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth.

Here are the top 10 richest MMA fighters in the world:

1. Conor McGregor
Net Worth: $85 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Conor McGregor is an Irish professional MMA fighter in the UFC. He’s also one of the most notorious fighters in the MMA, and has become an incredible sensation over the past couple of years.

Funnily enough, the majority of McGregor’s net worth hasn’t come from his MMA fights. It’s actually come from recently making his boxing debut against the one and only Floyd Mayweather.

Conor McGregor is the richest MMA fighter in the world, with an estimated net worth of $85 million.

2. Rorian Gracie
Net Worth: $50 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Rorion Gracie is a Brazilian-American Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master, writer, publisher, producer, lecturer, and the co-founder of the UFC.

He is one of the few people in the world to hold a 9th degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is known for introducing Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the world.

Rorian Gracie is one of the richest MMA fighters in the world, with a net worth of $50 million.

3. Georges St. Pierre
Net Worth: $25 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Georges St-Pierre is a Canadian mixed martial artist, and a three-time former Welterweight Champion of the UFC. Many consider him to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.

Georges St. Pierre made the list of richest MMA fighters in the world with a net worth of $25 million.

4. BJ Penn
Net Worth: $22 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Jay Dee Penn is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

Penn has previously won both the Lightweight and Welterweight UFC Championships. Only two other fighters in history have won titles in multiple weight classes.

BJ Penn’s net worth in 2018 is $22 million.

5. Brock Lesnar
Net Worth: $22 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former professional mixed martial artist, and professional American football player.

Lesnar is the former UFC Heavyweight Champion; however he currently wrestles in the WWE. With a net worth of $22 million, he’s proven to be one of the most successful and richest MMA fighters worldwide.

6. Anderson Silva
Net Worth: $18 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title streak in UFC history with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses.

Anderson Silva is one of the richest MMA fighters in the world with an estimated net worth of $18 million.

7. Fedor Emelianenko
Net Worth: $18 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Fedor Emelianenko is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka. He currently competes in the Bellator MMA Championships.

Emelianenko has earned numerous MMA accolades over the years, including the following:
  • Submission/Beatdown of the Year (2008)
  • Knockout of the Year (2009)
  • Heavyweight of the Year
  • Fighter of the Year
  • Fight of the Decade (2000’s)

Fedor Emelianenko’s net worth in 2018 is estimated to be $18 million.

8. Wanderlei Silva
Net Worth: $18 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has competed in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Silva holds the record for the most wins, knockouts, title defenses, and longest winning streak in PRIDE history. He fought in the Middleweight division.

Wanderlei Silva’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million, making him the 8th richest MMA fighter in the world.

9. Randy Couture
Net Worth: $17 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Randy Couture is an American actor, retired United States Army Sergeant, and former mixed martial artist.

Couture fought in the UFC, and won 6 championship titles. As we mentioned earlier in the article; only 3 fighters have ever won titles in multiple weight classes. Randy is one of them, and the other two are Conor McGregor and BJ Penn.

Randy Couture’s net worth is estimated to be $17 million.

10. Tito Ortiz
Net Worth: $15 Million

10 Richest MMA Fighters in the World 2018

Jacob Christopher “Tito” Ortiz is an American retired mixed martial artist. He was a very popular sensation with the UFC crowd, and some of his fights were the most watched of all time on Pay-Per-View.

Tito Ortiz is the former Light-Heavyweight Champion of the UFC, and has a net worth of $15 million. He is one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

As humans, freak occurrences happen. Usually the logical side of the brain takes over and casts them into the ‘Nah’ folder. These stories, however, will make you think twice about cosmic oddities being only mere happenstance.

1. Tom and John Write Together, Tom and John Die Together

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

We credit Thomas Jefferson with the brilliance that is the Declaration of Independence. But like most works of profound influence, there is usually more than one hand at work. John Adams was a close editor and confidant of Jefferson’s, and each would have similar things in common as well.

They died on the same day on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the signing of America’s best document. Odd? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

2. A Photographic Coincidence

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

Couple Nick and Aimee Wheeler married 20 years after Nick’s family took this photo. Remarkably, Aimee is pictured a mere 10 feet away in the background. They didn’t know each other. Nick and Aimee were wed on the same beach two decades later.

3. Twin Crash

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

In 1994, two sisters took fateful drives to deliver presents to each other on Christmas Eve. Lorraine and Levinia collided on the way, ending both their lives tragically and freakishly. They lived in separate towns, and had the last name ‘Christmas.’

4. First and Last Soldiers Buried in Vexing Locations

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

Private John Parr was the first British soldier to die in World War I on August 21, 1914. In one of the bloodiest wars in history, almost a million English lives would be lost.

The last British soldier to die was George Edwin Ellison, 30, in 1918. Unplanned and infinitely bizarre, both soldiers were buried in the same cemetery, 15 feet away, with both graves facing each other.

5. Two Tales, Two Unsinkable Ships, Two Icebergs

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

In 1898, English author Morgan Robertson wrote a novella titled “Futility.” It was about the world’s largest passenger ship, Titan, striking an iceberg and sinking in the cold North Atlantic.

Both happened in April. Both sank 400 miles from Newfoundland. Both were described as unsinkable. Both had maximum occupancies of 3,000 passengers. And both had upwards of 2,000 souls drown in the icy waters.

6. The Curious Story of Edwin Booth

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln had an eerie connection even before the most infamous assassination in American history.

The brother of Booth, Edwin Booth, was waiting for a train in 1864. A man whom Edwin never knew tripped above the tracks and nearly fell into an oncoming train in Jersey City, but was pulled to safety by Edwin. That man was Lincoln’s son, Robert Lincoln.

7. The Weirdest Thing to Ever Happen

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

Two 17-year-old brothers were struck and killed by the same taxi driver carrying the same passenger at the same intersection, exactly one year apart. Levin and Erskine Ebbin met their fatal demise in Bermuda in 1974 and 1975.

8. Mark Twain’s Cosmic Revelation

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

The day Halley’s Comet appeared in 1835 was the same day Mark Twain was born. Twain, one of history’s most celebrated writers, said this a year before he died: “It is coming again next year and I expect to go with it… Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”

In 1910, he passed. One day later, Halley’s Comet brushed past Earth yet again.

9. James Dean’s Little Bastard

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

In 1955, James Dean would own a Porsche Spyder, one of only 90 in the world. The vehicle would kill him in a fiery crash, but the “Little Bastard,” as he dubbed it, would live out its name in infamy.

The Porsche was basically an agent of Satan:
  • The man who bought “Little Bastard” after Dean’s death, George Barris, would restore it; while mechanics were unloading it, the engine fell out and broke both of an engineer’s legs.
  • The parts were later sold to Troy McHenry and William Eschrid, two physicians and racing nerds who would face the wrath of “Little Bastard” during a contest at the Pomona Fairgrounds; both installed parts from the Porsche, and McHenry’s vehicle smashed into a tree, killing him instantly; Eschrid’s car flipped and he sustained life-threatening injuries.
  • Barris, still owning a lion’s share of the parts, reluctantly sold two of its tires to a boy; a short time later both tires blew out and the boy would die.
  • What was left of “Little Bastard” was sold to the California Highway Patrol; within two days, the garage hosting the car burnt to the ground and every vehicle within was destroyed, except for “Little Bastard.”
  • Auctioned to an exhibit, the Porsche crushed a teen’s hip when it fell from the display.
  • Through all this, a young man tried to steal the steering wheel and he gashed his arm significantly.
  • In 1960, “Little Bastard” mysteriously disassembled and broke into 11 pieces, rendering it useless for good.

George Barris said he had “bad feelings” about the Porsche Spyder when he first saw it.

10. Same Heart

10 Most Creepy Coincidences of All Time

In 1975, British twins John and Arthur Mowforth perished in eerie circumstances. “What happened to one usually happened to the other,” their sister said.

On May 22, 1975, both experienced “severe chest pains” and died at precisely the same moment in hospitals 100 miles apart. -craveonline

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Friday, December 22, 2017

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

What makes up a great beach all depends on the traveler. Some prefer wide, open beaches with throngs of things to do and people to watch, while others prefer deserted shorelines with calm waters.

This is the 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World.

1. Navagio Beach, Greece

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

This beach started as a ship wreck that has always being suspected of smuggling contraband cigarettes. It is also known as the smugglers’ cove which is the most famous beach in Greece. It can only be accessed by boat. The boat shipwrecked in 1980 when it hit rocks due to bad weather.

If you plan on going there, make sure to carry your necessities as you won’t find any facilities there.

Also, remember to carry a sun umbrella as the heat that radiates from the white cliffs is unbearable, and there is no shade on this beach.

2. Half Moon Bay, Jamaica

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

Enjoy activities like horseback riding, snorkeling or just relax on the crystal clear water beach.

Jamaica is known for its reggae culture, and you can be sure to enjoy the culture on the beach from the many hotels and resorts that hold reggae concerts.

The beach is always quiet and peaceful in the evenings, and you can get away from the town’s hustle and bustle and just relax.

3. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

This beach is considered as one of the most famous beaches in Greece. It is surrounded by majestic green cliffs, and its floor is made of tiny white pebbles.

The sea waters change color from dark blue to electric blue and turquoise, and the views that Myrtos beach offers are always mesmerizing each day.

This beach can easily be reached via a private boat, or by road with a motorbike or public means. Here you will experience the most romantic sunset.

4. Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

This beach is packed with numerous numbers of restaurants, shops and, small agencies. One remarkable thing is that no cars are allowed on this part of the island. The only mode of transport is wheelbarrows which ferry tourists’ luggage.

There are two ways you can access this island: you can take a 2-hour Catamaran but if you tend to get sea sick avoid this option and for the second one where you take a 40 min calm boat ride, 1.5 hours air conditioned bus ride followed by a 12min speed boat ride.

Once you get off the boat, you will have to pay a tourist tax of $4. Plan to visit this beach during the summer months when the temperatures are warm and the beach is filled with party goers.

While on their beaches, enjoy diving, banana boating, snorkeling, surfing or visit the light house for amazing views.

5. Grace Bay, Providenciales Island

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

You will find most of Providenciales resorts and hotel around this beach. Nearly all the luxurious hotels are found here. It also houses banks and gift shops. The unfortunate thing about Providenciales is that they don’t have public transport.

If you want to get to the beach, you will have to either use a bike, walk, hire a rental vehicle or go by taxi.

The beauty of Grace Bay is that it is pretty easy to navigate and is smaller in size so, you can easily walk. Just remember that the sun can be quite intense.

6. Omaha Beach in Normandy, France

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

This is the arena where the final defining moments of the Second World War played out. Located across the English Channel, it is from here that the Allied forces were able to dislodge the German army from France.

The best way to get the significance of the events that took place here is to take a guided tour, even without being a war buff, a trip to the American Cemetery and Memorial is a somber experience that brings into sharp focus the sacrifices made for us to have the world we have today.

7. White Haven Beach, Australia

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

The startling white sand of Whitehaven Beach in Australia is 98% white silica. This, however, is not the only reason why this pristine stretch of beach should be top of any tourist list.

It is part of the Great Barrier Reef and can be accessed by helicopter, seaplane or boat with each trip offering unique views.

As part of a protected park, the beauty of the place can be enjoyed from the comfort of an organized cruise ship trip.

Other activities include snorkeling off the reef with its rich marine life, traveling in a high-speed catamaran or going on a guided hike on Hill Inlet.

8. Tulum Beach in Mexico

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

This beach is like a giant aquarium offering excellent snorkeling opportunities. Its other attractions include the well preserved Mayan ruins on a 45foot cliff overlooking the sea and the fabulous beaches where you can laze and soak in the sun.

For the adventurous, their explorer appetite will be whetted by exploring the caves and caverns in Sac Actun.

With plenty of good quality hotels that offer both local and international cuisine, tourists are spoilt for choice. There are also cultural and themed tours to educate and entertain visitors.

For those interested in wildlife, Tulum Monkey Sanctuary and Dolphineris Tulum are just some of the places to visit.

9. Aharen Beach on Tokashiki Island, Japan

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

It’s a place of beauty with its sparkling white sand. The water is so clear that you will have no spotting the blue and black schools of fish that abound here.

It does not end there as tourists can explore the wild nature of the island which includes amazing grottoes.

One can also take a kayak to sea under an experienced guide. There are also other sparsely islands nearby that can be explored after a boat ride.

10. Ko Phi Phi Don Island

10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World

It’s the largest in the Ko Phi Phi archipelago and the only one with permanent residents in the group of Phi Phi islands.

It is part of Thailand but to get to it; one has to take a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland or the island of Phuket.

For some time the island has acted as a magnet for tourists. From its natural beauty, this limestone island offers various activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving for those who wish to explore its excellent marine life.

Other physical activities include cliff climbing. For the more laid back, relaxing on the beach and sampling the local delicacies as well as shopping in the numerous tourist shops will make your trip worthwhile. -ggp

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Monday, December 18, 2017

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Ever dreamt of having your very own salon, bowling alley, or high-tech swimming pool in the comforts of your home? Well, on this list, you’ll see the world’s most luxurious and expensive homes built only for the royalty and the ultra rich.

1. Buckingham Palace ($1.55B)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

The most expensive house in the world is none other than Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

This palace built in 1703, has a total of 775 rooms, 52 bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 19 state rooms, and 280 rooms for the offices and staff rooms — a massive structure built only for royalty!

2. Antilla, Mumbai, India ($1B)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest businessmen in India put up his own skyscraper, which he paid $1 billion to construct.

This house has a “health floor”, six levels of underground parking, and multiple helipads. It’s so massive that it requires a staff of 600 to keep the home in top shape.

3. Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, France ($750M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

This home, named after King Leopold II of Belgium, is known as the most expensive and biggest French villa on earth.

It is built on a 20-acre land and provides a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.

4. Kensington Palace Gardens, London, U.K. ($222M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

This luxurious home is owned by Tamara, the daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone.

The amazing features of the house include amenities such as a bowling alley, nightclub and even a bathtub made of Amazonian crystals.

5. One Hyde Park, London, U.K. ($221M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

One Hyde Park is known to be one of the most extravagant and costly apartments. It has leisure facilities such as an abundance of relaxation rooms, exercise studios, and entertainment rooms.

6. Ellison Estate, Woodside, California ($200M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Named after its billionaire owner and Oracle founder Larry Ellison, this estate is Japanese-inspired with its very own man-made lake and facilities such as a bath house and a tea house. The property has ten buildings in total.

7. Broken O Ranch, Augusta ($132.5M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

The worth of this multi-million dollar house is just an estimate because its actual price is protected by state laws.

However, its features include an abundance of horse stables and land area big enough to cater to an aggregate of 4,500 cattle.

8. Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, Florida ($130M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

This extravagant estate owned by Ken Griffins is definitely the perfect home to relax and rejuvenate. It has a tennis court and, of course, its very own dock.

9. Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington ($120.5M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

This high-end home equipped with advanced technology is owned by the richest man in the world Bill Gates. This massive cabin was constructed over a span of 7 years.

It has amenities such as a 2,500 square-foot gym and a 60-foot indoor swimming pool.

10. Mountain Home Road, Woodside, California ($117.5M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Owned by Masayoshi Son, this $117.5 estate can even be considered a small community with its very own building for retreats, a detached library, and of course, a swimming pool and tennis court.

11. Further Lane de Menil, East Hampton, N.Y. ($103M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Further Lane de Menil is a 40-acre property bought by billionaire Ron Baron from Adelaide de Menil and Edmund Carpenter.

12. Silicon Valley Mansion, Los Altos Hills, California ($100M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, who has a net worth of $1B, bought a $100M home in the US. It has both an inside and outside pool and a tennis pavilion.

Despite making one of the biggest purchases for a single home in America, this tycoon’s primary residence is still in Moscow with his wife and daughters.

13. Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, Fla. ($95M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Worth a total of $94M, this oceanfront property boasts of not only a colossal ballroom but also a conservatory. This luxurious palm estate was originally owned by Donald Trump but then was bought by a Russian tycoon for a total of $95M.

14. Promised Land, Montecito, California ($88M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

This 42-acre property is owned by none other than the Queen of Media, Oprah Winfrey. Not only does the Promised Land in Montecito have its very own man-made lake, it also has both an indoor and outdoor theater.

15. 15 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. ($45M)

15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

This multi-million penthouse owned by hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is known to be one of the most exclusive and lavish addresses in New York.

What makes it stand out is that this ultra luxurious building is also the home of some of today’s elite billionaires. -rr

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

10 Bizarre Restaurants Around the World

Next time you are looking for an unusual evening out, be sure to check out one of these restaurants. If you have any experience of any of them, be sure to let us know.

1. Nyotaimori Restaurants

Nyotaimori Restaurants

In Japan there are many restaurants that follow the Nyotaimori practice of serving food on human bodies usually naked.

Before becoming a living sushi platter, the person is trained to lie down for hours without moving. She or he must also be able to withstand the prolonged exposure to the cold food.

Body hair, including pubic hair, would also be shaved, as a display of pubic hair may be seen as a sexual act.

Before service, the individual would take a bath using a special fragrance-free soap and then finish off with a splash of cold water to cool the body down somewhat for the sushi.

2. Hitler’s Cross

Hitler’s Cross

Hitler’s cross a cafe in Mumbai, India, complete with swastika logo was the brainchild of Puneet Sabhlok, a novice restaurateur, who said he wanted a catchy café name to sell his $3 to $4 plates of crostini tonno, pear & ricotta salad and pannacotta.

So he went with Hitler’s Cross. “Hitler is a catchy name. Everyone knows Hitler,” he explained in an interview.

After intense pressure from the ADL, German & Israeli diplomats, and India’s Jewish community, the cafe’s name was changed to “The Cross”.

3. Modern Toilet

Modern Toilet

Modern Toilet, a restaurant in Taiwan, every customer sits on a stylish acrylic toilet (lid down) designed with images of roses, seashells or Renaissance paintings.

Everyone dines at a glass table with a sink underneath. The servers bring your meal atop a mini toilet bowl (quite convenient, as it brings the food closer to your mouth), you sip drinks from your own plastic urinal (a souvenir), and soft-swirl ice cream arrives for dessert atop a dish shaped like a squat toilet.

According to the manager, “it’s supposed to shock and confuse the senses”.

4. New Lucky

New Lucky

The bustling New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad is famous for its milky tea, its buttery rolls and the graves between the tables.

Krishan Kutti Nair has helped run the restaurant built over a centuries-old Muslim cemetery for close to four decades, but he doesn’t know who is buried in the cafe floor.

Customers seem to like the graves, which resemble small cement coffins. The graves are painted green, stand about shin-high, and every day the manager decorates each of them with a single dried flower.

They’re scattered randomly across the restaurant. The waiters know the floor plan like a bus driver knows his route, and they’ve mastered the delicate dance of shimmying between graves with a tray of hot tea in each hand.

5. Christian Cafe

Christian Cafe

In Japan, Christianity is still a novelty, so they’ve turned it into a theme-restaurant in Shinjuku. This place looks like a church and is full of religious imagery and statues, which makes it an unorthodox venue for knocking back cocktails.

Worth a visit, (but you might feel compelled to behave yourself.) Christian Cafe is decorated with statues of saints, the Virgin Mary and thing mostly commonly found in Catholic churches.

6. Hobbit House

Hobbit House

Located in Manila’s one time red light district Malate, the Hobbit House, found at 1801 Mabini Street, at the corner of Remedios Street, is staffed entirely by midgets.

Billing itself as The only restaurant in the world owned, managed and staffed entirely by Hobbits, the Hobbit House has managed to survive in an ultra competitive area with its unique offer of fine dining, diverse offerings of live music and, of course, its unforgettable staff of Hobbits.

7. Dinner In The Sky

Dinner In The Sky

Dinner In The Sky is for people who expect more from their restaurants than four concrete walls and a solid floor.

Instead, diners perch around a massive table, which is suspended from a crane high up in the air. It sounds completely insane, but as the most unusual – and entirely legal – way of getting high over dinner, it is the new must-do experience for the super-rich and adventure-hungry who yearn for something a little more extreme at mealtimes.

Although based in Belgium, the “restaurant” can be driven to any destination in the world. There have already been dining events in Paris and Brussels, while New York and Niagara Falls are on the agenda.

8. Eternity Restaurant

Eternity Restaurant

The coffin restaurant, called Eternity, is the work of a funeral parlour in the town of Truskavets, in the west of the country near the Polish border.

The undertakers hope that their restaurant will be confirmed as the world’s biggest coffin, attracting tourists to a region best known for its mineral-rich bathing waters.

Morbid diners can browse the funeral paraphernalia before ordering from a menu that includes “Nine Day” and “Forty Day” salads – named after local mourning rituals – and an ominous-sounding dish called “Let’s meet in paradise”.

Single candles on the tables contribute to the funereal mood.

9. Dick’s Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort is a small bar and restaurant chain in the United States, known for its intentional employment of an obnoxious staff and the use of vulgar decor.

The chain consists of seven restaurants, including one near Petco Park, California and another inside the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, which is affectionately referred to as “The Shame O’ The Strip”.

The restaurant, which uses picnic-style tables and no tablecloths, has its origins in the owners’ original opening of a “fine-dining” establishment.

The establishment was a failure, which resulted in bankruptcy. Rather than continue with the upscale restaurant motif, the owners retooled their efforts and decided to “go sloppy”.

Patrons of Dick’s are expected to be insulted, or placed in uncomfortable situations. Adult bibs and larger paper hats, representing condoms in their shape, are given to diners to wear during their stay.

While there are no napkins on the tables, they are generally thrown directly at the customers by the serving staff.

10. Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir

BlackDans le Noir means “in the dark” in French, and that is exactly how you eat at this restaurant which can be found in Moscow, Paris, and London.

According to one review: Nothing can prepare you for the uniqueness of Dans Le Noir? It works like this; you meet in the tall-ceilinged entrance bar, put your phones and anything else that might emit light in a locker, then order from the ‘surprise’ menu where you don’t know what you’ll get.

Then you’re led through three sets of black drapes and to your table. You can’t see a thing. Nothing.

Leaving you to rely wholly on the remaining four senses, and the blind waiter or waitress assigned to you. You’ve never tasted food like this before, that’s for sure.

And because you can’t see who’s next to you, everyday judgments and fears are removed and chatting to your neighbors becomes irresistible. -listverse