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FIVE THINGS: ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN

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FIVE THINGS: ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN
Friday 19 July, 2019

This week marks 50 years since man first walked on the moon, and the start of hundreds of subsequent conspiracy theories. In other world firsts, we showcase an adorable avocado-inspired caravan, a new kind of craft festival, and the truth behind one of Bali's most Insta-worthy attractions.

1. ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing mission, the USA's Washington Monument will transform into the original Apollo 11 rocket. Part of the Apollo 50 Festival, footage of the rocket launch will be projected onto the monument to recreate the historic moment. Those of us who won't be in the US can watch a livestream reunion with some of the team behind moon landing, including the Australian team responsible for relaying the historic TV images of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon. 

2. BALI'S FAKE PHOTOS 
Proving you can't always trust Instagram, a tourist revealed the Insta-famous 'Gates of Heaven' hotspot at Bali's Lempuyang Temple is in fact a clever trick of the eye. A local photography business creates the illusion of a crystal clear body of water by placing a mirror underneath the camera lens. With Instagram now hiding post likes, is it worth the three-hour wait?

3. HEAVY METAL KNITTING 
It's an unexpected crossover, but Finland successfully rocked the world's first heavy metal knitting championship. Performers showcased their knitting skills while jamming to heavy metal music and were judged on their attitude, audience engagement and 'heavyknittinghood'. The winners? Japanese group Giga Body Metal who included sumo wrestlers.

4. AVO LOOK AT THIS
To celebrate National Avocado Day on 31 July, Booking.com is providing travellers the opportunity to stay in the world's first-ever Avo-Condo, an avocado-shaped and themed cabin. Available for two nights only in Sydney's Circular Quay, the Insta-worthy lodging offers avo-inspired decorations and freebies to guac every fan's world.

5. NOD TO TURING
Mathematician Alan Turing, who was key in helping crack Germany's 'unbreakable' code and end World War II, is the official face of England and Wales' new 50-pound note. The first known LGBT figure to be pictured on a banknote, Turing was prosecuted for his homosexuality and posthumously received a royal pardon in 2013. 

 
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