Several hundred Hobbit fans gathered in the woods near Dosky, Czech Republic, thirsty for the kind of blood-pumping joy that only fantasy combat can provide. Feast your eyes on more photos from the annual Battle of Five Armies reenactment below.
Located directly in the heart of Europe, the countries of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria have been embroiled in some of the most pivotal moments in history. From the advent of Slavic Catholicism and the rise of the Hapsburg Empire to the start of the Great War and the fall of communism, these photos show…
We first covered this as a project over a year ago, but today Czech studio Warhorse is officially unveiling a very different kind of RPG: Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
Back in the day, Eastern European posters for English-language science fiction films sometimes rearranged the movies' plots, jigsaw-style. For example, the Hungarian posters for the Star Wars trilogy transformed Darth Vader's helmet into an unusually nefarious bundt cake pan.
This a robotic juggler built by the Department of Control Engineering at Prague's Czech Technical University. Researchers have taught this machine to lob and catch five billiard balls all on its own. It'll someday do the same with our skulls.
The Czech Republic has been administering phallometric tests to determine whether homosexual asylum-seekers from gay-unfriendly countries are actually gay. Needless to say, no one is particularly enthused by this policy.
Earlier this year, architect Jan Kaplicky won a contest for this design of the planned Czech National Library. Though observers say he won fair and square, controversy over the purple, ten-story, octopus-shaped building continues to rage. President Vaclav Klaus has rejected the design, and so the Czech Republic may…