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Diogenes: Ancient Greece’s strangest philosopher

When you think of Greece, a few things probably come to mind – sunshine, beaches, feta. But that’s not all Greece is known for. They’ve also given us quite a few philosophers over the years.

Hand gestures from around the world

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.

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.

Everything you've always wanted to know about liquorice

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about liquorice

Once, in Iceland, I joyfully bit into my first mystery bar and found… liquorice. Liquorice pieces within the chocolate bar. The horror.

5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

On New Year’s Eve, you might make a resolution and hope for a fantastic year ahead, but did you know in some cultures that they eat specific lucky foods to welcome the new year?

Kallikantzaroi: Greek Christmas goblins

Think Santa is the only stranger heading down people’s chimneys? He isn’t. In Greece, they have majestic mythical goblins that sneak down in to your home and cause mischief.

Karavaki: The Greek Christmas boat

Karavaki: The Greek Christmas boat

In Greece, they’ve recently bought back an old tradition of decorating a boat instead of a tree, and it looks awesome.