In Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, there is a special society that exists. One that uses the art of fashion and style as a means to happiness and forgetting the Civil War that almost tore the Congo apart.

The ‘Sapeurs’ of Congo are a society of elegant persons, a close knit group of men who believe in defying circumstances and living with Joie De Vive (The Joy of Living).

In this documentary created by Guinness Europe, they illustrate the brightly coloured and social affairs that bring the ‘Sapeurs’ together.

Almost 70% of them are in the state of poverty but they would spend USD300 or sometime loan from the bank to buy clothes.


#10 Playing dead

Chuck Lamb, 47 aka The Dead Body Guy probably has the world’s strangest hobby: he likes to play dead. As if that’s not enough, he takes it one step further: he takes photos and videos of himself playing dead and posts them on his website, starting in 2005. These bizarre antics have attracted 32 million hits to his website by its 1st anniversary, and several newsprint, TV and radio appearances. But what is his motivation? In his website, he says that he’d always dreamed of being in a movie or on TV. Well, that seems to be a pretty bizarre hobby for a married man with 6 kids. He himself admitted that he has no acting experience and he’s not good looking. In other words, he’d never make it as an actor.