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Everything you've ever wanted to know about the northern lights

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the northern lights

It’s an amazing sight that many of us have on our bucket lists (alongside such experiences as sky diving with dolphins or something) but what exactly are the northern and southern lights? And do the northern lights constantly tease the southern ones about wearing a coat? Allow me to answer one of those questions.

6 more bridges that connect two countries together

6 more bridges that connect two countries together

Last week, I wrote about the Øresund Bridge which connects Denmark and Sweden. We featured that post in our monthly email to our customers and we were overwhelmed with replies telling us about other, similar bridges! It turns out a bridge connecting two countries isn’t such a novelty after all. So here are some of the ones we learned about.

Medium-sized cats from around the world

Medium-sized cats from around the world

Cats come in two kinds, right? Big huge things that roam the wilds of Africa and Asia, hunting prey and roaring everywhere. And the humble domestic cat, leaving you half-dead birds and lounging in the most inconvenient places.

Just deserts: 4 of the world’s most unusual deserts

Just deserts: 4 of the world’s most unusual deserts

It turns out they’re not all just large areas of sand with the odd Tusken Raider. I mean, these things cover one third of the Earth’s surface, so there have to be some interesting ones out there.

Things you probably didn’t know about moths and butterflies

Spring has finally sprung, and what clearer sign of this can there be than the sight of butterflies drifting around the garden, gathering nectar? Well, I guess bees making a comeback (which I’m sure I’ll cover in the near future) and daffodils emerging.

Abraham Lake: The lake that gets so cold, the bubbles freeze

I didn’t want to get out of bed because it was so cold. But as cold as it gets in Westcliff-on-Sea (that’s where I live, by the way), I still don’t think it’d be cold enough for bubbles in a lake to freeze!

4 facts about whales you may not know

Ranging from underwater unicorns to cunning hunters who use bubbles to trap prey, here are some interesting facts about whales.