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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.

4 animals that can shoot their prey1

4 animals that can shoot their prey

As the great Homer Simpson once said, “Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals… except the weasel.”

Almost everything you always wanted to know about bees

Almost everything you always wanted to know about bees

Summer feels like it’s been and gone, but what a glorious four or five days they were. Joking aside, summer is (supposedly) still here and there’s nothing more summery than the sight of a fat little bumble bee buzzing through the flowers.

Everything you've always wanted to know about coconuts

Coconuts: What are they and what do they do?

Over 62 million tonnes of coconuts are grown worldwide every year and, if you think that sounds like an awful lot of Malibu and Bountys, it just shows how little you must know about them.

Creepy-crawly cuisine: Edible insects from around the world

I’m a very fussy eater. Unless I’ve eaten something before, and enjoyed it, there’s a strong chance I’ll just stare at it suspiciously for a few seconds, before slowly pushing the plate or bowl away from me.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about turtles, tortoises and terrapins

They’re the world’s most fearsome fighting team. They’re heroes in a half shell, and they’re green. They love pizza, nunchucks and garbage trucks… Sorry about that – I had a brief flashback to my childhood then.

Ink-credible facts about squid and octopuses

Ink-credible facts about squid and octopuses

They’re capable of squeezing into tiny spaces and shooting ink out of their bodies to escape predators. They may not be the prettiest of animals, but there’s a lot to learn, and love, about these multi-limbed molluscs.