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Autumn traditions from around the world
Autumn is here (apparently) and we all have our own traditions, be it the first pumpkin spice latte of the season, or the ceremonial Changing of the Coats. But what about the rest of the world? What do they do when the leaves start to fall from the tree and the nights get darker?
Bahá’í: The religion with only 9 places of worship in the world
Pretty much wherever you are in the world, you’re probably within walking distance of a church, a mosque, a synagogue or a temple of some kind. But I bet you’re not within praying distance of a Bahá’í House of Worship right now – because there are only nine of them in the whole world.
5 drinks from around the world to make you feel Christmassy
Are you bored of mulled wine? If so, take a gander at these festive beverages:
Hand gestures from around the world
It turns out that hand gestures aren’t quite as universal as you may initially think. Let’s take a look at just how these gestures can have different meanings around the globe.
Slang and sayings from around the world
Isn’t slang a wonderful thing? You can ask someone if their “bags o’ mystery” are “bang up to the elephant”, and that’s a lot more fun that asking if their sausages are perfect.
Daylight saving time: Why do we have to lose an hour’s sleep?
You might be surprised just why and how Daylight Saving Time started…