Welcome to OMEN, a page dedicated to our Love-Hate relationship with all things European.
On July 1st, 2001, Portugal decriminalized every imaginable drug, from marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin. Some thought Lisbon would become a drug tourist haven, others predicted usage rates among youths to surge. Eleven years later, it turns out they were both wrong.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, a man with no nationality, was stuck at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris for 18 years. His home for this time was the airport itself.
And you thought Napoleon Bonaparte was full of himself for wanting to rename the Louvres after himself... Alex kicks megalomania up a notch!