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Think Beijing's Bird's Nest is big, with its seating for 91,000? Try the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, where 150,000 spectators watch 100,000 performers during the Mass Games.
The full video is a little long, but just seeing Bam Margera's baffled face as he negotiates the closed country makes it worth watching!
Participants in the annual Gumball 3000 road rally are known to be a little nuts, racing their souped-up rides across continents at blistering speeds, stopping only to spray Champagne on each other at glitzy locations around the globe. But they may have just carved another notch in the crazy tree with their latest gambit, a pit stop to party in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
The 5,000-kilometer rally began on August 9 in San Francisco, and its globe-hopping route will pass through Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas before ending in China on Saturday, where drivers and crew will cheer on their countrymen and women at the Olympic games. (No, they don't drive across the ocean. There are airplanes involved.)
The Gumballers stopped in North Korea for about 16 hours on Thursday on their way to Beijing. The reclusive regime banned their technologically-advanced vehicles, but, amazingly, extended a welcome for the ragtag band of moneyed misfits to check out the colorful and creepy Arirang Mass Games. Attendees said there was plenty of merry-making, karaoke, and skateboarding, with no reports of incidents, arrests, or reeducation.
We can think of lots of things we'd do if we were recklessly rich and full of bravado like wear a pale blue tuxedo to lunch and demand soup spoon fed to us by those three blondes that Hugh Heffner keeps locked up in his little pad. When you are as rich as Hugh and other international celebrities, the Gumball 3000 is the ultimate rally that spans continents and seven nights of jet-set adrenaline-fueled partying.
The rally began when Londoner and fashion student Maximillian Cooper got together his fancy friends for a Canonball Run-style rally across Europe. Now a major world event, the rally is officially recognized in each of its stops where roads are closed down for the parade of vehicles, ranging from Lambos to Winnebagos, cruising through the streets flaunting their exceptional drivers.