All about seals, sea lions and walruses

All about seals, sea lions and walruses

There are many different types of seal – Seal (the famous singer), seal (the semi-aquatic marine mammal) and seal (the seal around a shower door). Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the marine mammal that we’re looking at here. A harbour seal, swimming around. Photo: Tony...
4 facts about whales you may not know

4 facts about whales you may not know

By now, you should all be familiar with my fascination with the creatures of the deep. While we’ve covered orcas recently, I thought it was about time we talked about some other members of the whale family. Ranging from underwater unicorns to cunning hunters who...
5 smells from around the world

5 smells from around the world

Last year, we wrote about five of the world’s smelliest places. Well, our planet has become no less pungent since then, so here are five more whiffy wonders. It’s said that, because there’s so much of it around, Eskimos have fifty words for snow. Presumably it’s for a...
Unusual homes from around the world

Unusual homes from around the world

It’s always nice to get back to your own home and your own bed when you’ve been away, but imagine if you didn’t have a becarpeted floor, a radiatored room and a reliable roof? Read on to learn how good you’ve got it… Icelandic turf houses It’s...