Ahoy! When someone says the word shark, most people think of an enormous, terrifying, man-eating underwater sea creature… Basically, they’re imagining Jaws. But in fact, sharks come in all shapes, sizes and colours (and some of them are rather cute)!
Like many Buddhist temples, the carvings at Ta Prohm include images of Buddha, of animals from the surrounding jungle and of meditating monks. Unlike many Buddhist temples, these carvings also include an image of a stegosaurus.
26% of Icelanders believe elves definitely exist. Not only that, but a further 80% think there’s a chance they might exist – incredible!
Today is the Chinese New Year and, as well as being an excellent excuse for a takeaway, it means that over a billion people will be setting off fireworks and dressing up as dragons. Obviously there’s a bit more to it than that (there’s the animal thing, for a start), so why not join us as we try to find out everything we can about one of the world’s most popular festivals…
Anyway, touch is an underrated sense. I don’t feel (that was actually unintentional) we give it enough importance; it’s only when we’re denied the opportunity to touch something that we realise how much we want to touch said thing. So read on and then consider how much you want to touch Juliet’s breast and an orang-utan, amongst other things.
With a nickname like “The Trembling Giant”, you’d expect Pando to be something special… and he is. The tree (if you can call him that) is a serious contender for oldest living organism, as well as being one of the biggest and the heaviest.
Growing up as part of a generation endlessly entertained by the big box (now flat rectangle) in the corner, I can’t help but hold a huge fondness for game shows. To be honest, I have actually been trying to cut down recently on my television… But despite that, I still can’t give up on Pointless!
In many ways, pigs are just like us – they’re highly-intelligent, social animals who, just occasionally, enjoy rolling around in a big muddy puddle.
The town, in Pennsylvania, USA, used to be home to over two thousand people but, as of 2013, only eight stubborn citizens remain. Everyone else has left for their own safety, which seems sensible given that the entire borough of Centralia is on fire. And not in a good way.
In Germany, however, they actually do repeat the same programme every New Year’s Eve – and that programme is Dinner for One. The British comedy sketch was filmed in 1963 and has been shown on German TV every year since 1972.