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Quintessentially British things that originated elsewhere

Grab a cup of tea and some fish and chips while we cover some of the most quintessentially British things we nicked from somewhere else.

7 super-sized versions of animals that may surprise you

It’s a well known adage that bigger is always better. While that may be true for most things, it’s certainly true when it comes to animals. You expect some animals to be big (I’m looking at you, elephants) but sometimes you’d be surprised just how big some animals can get.

Beers from around the world

I love beer. I recently marked out a route for an InterRail trip which was based almost entirely on regional beer. The lad in me says “Quality! Wonder if I can fit in a cheeky Nando’s…” The adult in me suggests I might have a problem.

UFO sightings from around the world

UFO sightings are reported by people from all over the world. Captured on their camera phones (and some with a bit of help from Photoshop too), unidentified flying objects bewilder both believers and non-believers.

Baarle-Hertog: The Belgian town that's in the Netherlands

Baarle-Hertog: The Belgian town that’s in the Netherlands

Baarle-Hertog is a Belgian town in 24 pieces, 22 of which are in the town of Baarle-Nassau in the Netherlands.

7 facts you might not know about coffee

7 facts you might not know about coffee

Around the world, coffee production provides a livelihood for 25 million people. For them, coffee is a reason to get up in the morning while, for everyone else, it’s the reason they can get up in the morning. Over two billion cups of coffee are drunk every single day, which raises the question of how the other five billion people manage to get anything done.

5 truly bizarre festivals from around the world

5 truly bizarre festivals from around the world

When you think of festivals, what comes to mind? What comes to my mind is mud, drunks and unfortunate smells. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Throughout the world, there are some really strange (non-musical) festivals and celebrations… Spain, I’m looking at you! I could have written a whole, separate post about their festivals, but then I wouldn’t have got to share these with you!