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6 Facts about Manila

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1. There is a LOTR themed restaurant in Manila called “The Hobbit House” staffed entirely by little people

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2. Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ has been banned in some Manila karaoke bars as out of tune renditions have caused up to six different murders

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3. While attending a forum in Manila in 1996, Bill Clinton had his motorcade rerouted in order to avoid crossing a bridge that had been rigged with explosives, a plot masterminded by Osama Bin Laden.

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4. While Claire Danes was promoting her film “Brokedown Palace”, she remarked that the city of Manila was a “ghastly and weird city” that “smelled of cockroaches, with rats all over”. As a result, she has been banned by the Philippines government from ever re-entering the country.

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5. Philippines is building gas pipelines between Batangas & Manila and Bataan & Cavite, and naming them BatMan and BatCave

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6. 3 of the 9 largest malls in the world can be found on one street (SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, and Mall of Asia are along EDSA, Metro Manila, Philippines)

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