I’ve never understood why people don’t like rodents. Mice, rats – they’re all adorable in my eyes. Of course, I wouldn’t want to see one sitting on my kitchen worktop eating my cheese but you get my drift.
Penitentes or nieves penitente (which is Spanish for “penitent-shaped snows”) are pointy blades of hardened snow or ice.
They may well look like a sheep had an intimate liaison with a giraffe, and have an undeserved reputation for bad manners (possibly thanks to a habit of spitting). But let’s take a look at these interesting animals from South America.
I don’t like unexpected visitors, even less so when the visitor is an aggressive wall of ice. Luckily, ice shoves, as they’re called, don’t happen very often. They need very specific conditions to develop.
Sometimes birds get a bit of a bad rap. Yeah, they look pretty and sing nicely (most of the time) but they’re usually considered to be a bit dense. But it turns out that at least some birds don’t really deserve to be branded with the term bird-brained.
Are you going to the Caribbean this winter? If so, sit down – we need to have a chat. A chat about the most dangerous tree in the world. This is no joke. It’s worse than that big plant from the Little Shop of Horrors.
While I get comfy on my nice warm sofa, let’s take a look at some of the most captivating migrations undertaken by those loser animals that choose not to hibernate.
Have you had one of those fancy new five pound notes yet? I thought my first one was some kind of Monopoly money at first. It can take a little while to get used to a new form of currency.
It turns out they’re not all just large areas of sand with the odd Tusken Raider. I mean, these things cover one third of the Earth’s surface, so there have to be some interesting ones out there.
Sometimes I buy myself some flowers, and sometimes I leave them in the vase for too long. Ooof, the smell! Well, these flowers smell worse, and not because they’re rotting – they’re supposed to smell bad.