We tend to take tiles for granted in Britain. To us, they’re just the go-to wall covering for bathrooms and kitchens, mainly because they’re waterproof and easily wipe-cleanable. But in Morocco, tiles are put to far more aesthetically pleasing uses.
Every October, Asia’s Mekong River is particularly unpeaceful – not because of hydroelectric dams or floating markets (although it does have those things), but because the river appears to be spontaneously releasing balls of fire up into the sky.
Most people associate Bonfire Night with the story of Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt at blowing up the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder. But did you know that fireworks are thought to have been invented by accident long before the invention of gunpowder?
Once, on a day trip to the beach, I saw hundreds of dead jellyfish washed up on the sand. What could’ve happened? How did they get there? Why were there so many?
There are plenty of beautiful buildings in the world but there’s always going to be something extra special about one that’s been built to worship a higher being. And this probably helps to explain why the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi, Fiji is so impressive… Being a Hindu temple, it was built to worship many, many higher beings!
UFO sightings are reported by people from all over the world. Captured on their camera phones (and some with a bit of help from Photoshop too), unidentified flying objects bewilder both believers and non-believers.
Halloween, an excuse to eat excessive amounts of sweets and douse yourself in gallons of fake blood. Well, that’s how the majority of the UK seem to celebrate the remembrance of the dead, anyway. But to be honest, all that nonsense doesn’t really interest me as much as the Mexican celebrations of Day of The Dead or “Día de los Muertos”.
We’re all going to die (except me, hopefully) so what better way to spend our remaining time on earth than by thinking about what happens to the corpses we leave behind?
As everyone knows, robots are soon going to rise up and take over the planet. It’s inevitable. So it’s difficult to know how concerned we should be about DR Congo’s new traffic robots – supposedly they’re “intelligent”, so that’s a worry, but on the other hand they look like they’ve been made out of cereal boxes and toilet roll tubes.
While it’s not unusual for things to go missing, the disappearing items are usually pretty small – not, say, a huge 30-metre-deep lake. However, that’s exactly what disappeared from Chile in 2007.