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Not just for Christmas: 7 facts about reindeer

Everyone knows reindeer are the archetypal Christmas animal, but does anyone really know anything about them? Apart from the fact that they have antlers and pull sleighs, that is. Well, here are some facts about this very festive animal (along with plenty of adorable photos).

Horses from around the world

Around the world, horses come in many forms – some are giant, some are stripy, some have Frankie Dettori sitting on their back. Here’s a quick gallop around a few of them:

Iceland’s ‘hidden people’

26% of Icelanders believe elves definitely exist. Not only that, but a further 80% think there’s a chance they might exist – incredible!

5 European Santa alternatives

5 European Santa alternatives

It probably goes without saying that our Father Christmas is the one true Father Christmas but, nevertheless, let’s take a look at who else might be filling the stockings around Europe:

Alternative Christmas jumpers from around Europe

Alternative Christmas jumpers from around Europe

Are you wearing a Christmas jumper today? If not, then it’s more than likely you’ll be cajoled into it shortly, for Christmas jumpers have become a bit of a “thing” in recent years.

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.

Unusual homes from around the world

Unusual homes from around the world

It’s always nice to get back to your own home and your own bed when you’ve been away, but imagine if you didn’t have a becarpeted floor, a radiatored room and a reliable roof? Read on to learn how good you’ve got it…