The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

Quick – what do you call a tiny little bird that seems to defy the laws of physics and hums loudly while it does it? That’s right, The Amazing Physics Defying Bird. Or I guess you could call it a hummingbird if you were feeling particularly uninspired. Hummingbirds...
Hanging with the sloths in Costa Rica

Hanging with the sloths in Costa Rica

If you’re wild for wildlife, you should consider going to Costa Rica. It’s home to over half a million different animal species making it one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. A sloth – he’s upside down but he’s absolutely fine....
Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

In Vietnam, you may come across a fruit you probably haven’t seen in Sainsbury’s before.  This is a Vú Sữa: Vú Sữa – it’s a type of fruit. Translated, Vú Sữa means milky breast. The fruit comes from a tropical tree native to the West Indies, but now...
Wintery myths and legends

Wintery myths and legends

January may be well behind us, but we’ve still got at least another month of winter (except in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where it seems to be winter permanently). We know that spring will soon be here, but in the past people couldn’t be so sure. So what did folk around the...