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The worst smelling flowers ever

The worst smelling flowers ever

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.

Cuíca: The drum that sounds like a cross between a possum and a lion

Cuíca: The drum that sounds like a cross between a possum and a lion

Have you ever been listening to a nice bit of samba or reggae and wondered what that squeaking/woofing noise was?

4 animals that can shoot their prey1

4 animals that can shoot their prey

As the great Homer Simpson once said, “Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals… except the weasel.”

Chameleons: There's nothing that isn't weird about them

Chameleons: There’s nothing that isn’t weird about them

When you really think about it, there’s nothing that isn’t weird about a chameleon.

Almost everything you always wanted to know about bees

Almost everything you always wanted to know about bees

Summer feels like it’s been and gone, but what a glorious four or five days they were. Joking aside, summer is (supposedly) still here and there’s nothing more summery than the sight of a fat little bumble bee buzzing through the flowers.

The heavy metal cowboys of Botswana

The heavy metal cowboys of Botswana

Looking like they’ve walked off the set of the original Max Max films, these music fans seemingly ignore the baking African heat to wear thick leather jackets and trousers, massive boots and cowboy hats.

Things you probably didn't know about flamingos

Things you probably didn’t know about flamingos

A favourite of animal lovers everywhere and a great decoration for this year’s Hulaween party I’m hosting with my fiancée Chloë. They’ve graced the cover of one of our policy wording booklets for a few years now, featured in a few of our ads, and given hope to lanky people all over the world.