These days, finding a partner with whom to share love and affection with isn’t always easy. We find shared interests with friends. When that doesn’t work out, some even try the workplace (not advisable). Then some of us give up and give internet dating a go. Have you ever stopped and wondered why it’s so hard? Well, how do you think animals find love? Surely they can’t be that fussy.
Baarle-Hertog is a Belgian town in 24 pieces, 22 of which are in the town of Baarle-Nassau in the Netherlands.
When hundreds of animals run towards you, your natural reaction is to run as fast as you can to escape the stampede. Not on the island of Ōkunoshima, though, because that large group of running animals are in fact bundles of fluff that just want you to appreciate how darn cute they are (they’re also probably after food).
In the olden days, children used to play outside, in the mud, with a stick. I’m not saying things were better then, because they obviously weren’t – today’s lucky kids have got computer games, robot dogs and all kinds of other plastic wonderfulness. Of course, they can still go outside if they want, but if they do it’ll be riding on a little electric quadbike.
You know where you stand with most animals – a dog is a dog and a cat is a cat. There’s not much room for confusion. If you’re a tortoise, you’re 100% tortoise. If you’re a chimp, you’re 100% chimp. I’m 100% human, despite what some (rather unkind) people may have said.
The Antikythera mechanism (sometimes called the world’s first analogue computer) was constructed sometime between 100 and 150BC, but it was so complex that nothing similar was built again until around 1,500 years later.
It may sound like the name of a 70s progressive rock band, but The Prince Philip Movement is actually a religious cult from Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Unbelievable as it may seem, there are some villagers on the island of Tanna who really believe that Prince Philip (that’s our Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh) is a divine being.
During the Cold War, East and West competed in almost every arena – space exploration, building nuclear weapons, doping their athletes – however nowhere was this rivalry fiercer than in the world of kitsch international singing contests.
Unlike us, the villagers that live in Zalipie redecorate their homes in a particular style every year, all in the name of a tradition that started over a century ago.
Commonly known as the world’s most dangerous road, North Yungas Road is a 35-mile stretch between La Paz and Coroico in Bolivia and is estimated to claim the lives of 200-300 travellers every year.