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Weird musical instruments from around the world

Weird musical instruments from around the world

So recently, I’ve begun take bass guitar lessons, but deciding on which instrument to learn was quite difficult… String, percussion, brass or woodwind? I had a look into several different options and found some very peculiar instruments that just needed to be shared!

6 healthy eating habits from around the world

6 healthy eating habits from around the world

I did that post-Christmas double-take earlier when I looked in the mirror and realised that one just cannot breathe in that many mince pies. I know that we’re a couple of weeks in now but there are still toffee pennies left and it feels like it would be unfair to leave them out, you know?

5 strange succulents that are worth a look

5 strange succulents that are worth a look

Succulent plants are described as having fat and fleshy sections that retain water. I’m not sure, but I think I may be a succulent…

6 gross parasites from around the world

6 gross parasites from around the world

Nature can be cruel. Animals eat animals and animals are eaten by other animals – it’s a nasty business. However, a lion eating an antelope is one thing; a wasp injecting an egg into the body of a disabled cockroach is quite another.

Baby naming traditions from around the world

Baby naming traditions from around the world

In China, given names are made up of one or two characters. There are 100,000 characters in the Chinese language, so a given name can contain almost any meaning, although, as you would imagine, some characters are more popular than others.

The New Year according to the rest of the world

The New Year according to the rest of the world

Following New Year’s Eve will be an array of broken promises, sparingly used gym memberships and fad diets. Thankfully, though, it seems the rest of the world has some different ideas:

Not just for Christmas: 7 facts about reindeer

Not just for Christmas: 7 facts about reindeer

Everyone knows reindeer are the archetypal Christmas animal, but does anyone really know anything about them? Apart from the fact that they have antlers and pull sleighs, that is. Well, here are some facts about this very festive animal (along with plenty of adorable photos).