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Popeye Village, Malta

Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta, two miles from the village of Mellieħa.

It was built as a film set for the production of the 1980 live-action musical feature film Popeye, produced by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions and starring Robin Williams. Today it is open to the public as an open-air museum and family entertainment complex.

The construction of the film set started in June 1979. A construction crew of 165 working over seven months was needed to build the village, which consists of nineteen authentic wooden buildings. Hundreds of logs and several thousand wooden planks were imported from the Netherlands, while wood shingles used in the construction of the roof tops were imported from Canada. Eight tons of nails and two thousand gallons of paint were also used in construction.

In addition, a 200–250 foot breakwater was built around Anchor Bay’s mouth to protect the set from high seas during the shooting.

The set was completed in seven months, and filming commenced on January 23, 1980. The film, based on the comic strips by E.C. Segar, is set around the fictional village of Sweethaven where the sailor Popeye arrives in an attempt to find his long lost father.

Although the film had mixed reviews, Popeye Village remains a popular tourist attraction.


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Bird Flu

Troll Bolf is sick,

He might even die,

For a terrible thing has happened,

And he doesn’t know why,

He caught bird flu, though he don’t even fly,

He blows his nose and wipes his eyes.


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The Witches are Here!

The witches are here,

I tell you no lie,

They arrived yesterday,

Flying down from the sky,

Upon their dark broomsticks,

Their hearts cruel and cold,

The witches are here,

Searching for souls.


They are searching for souls,

To enslave and entwine,

In a world of dark power,

And bitter sweet wine,

Be careful lest they see you,

And caress you with guile,

It’s your soul they are after,

Not your innocent smile.


If you doubt me,

I dare you to stray,

Outside, in your garden,

At midnight, I say,

Where you will hear them,

The witches, cackling away,

Planning your end,

In a tormented way.


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Tu-144 ‘Concordski’

Tu-144 ‘Concordski’



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BEEP BEEP, his horn went beep, beep, beep



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Ten hand grenades hanging on the wall

Ten hand grenades hanging on the wall,

And if one hand grenade,

Should accidentally fall,

There’ ll be no hand grenades ,

And no bloomin’ wall.

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