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Jellyfish: The world’s wateriest animal
Once, on a day trip to the beach, I saw hundreds of dead jellyfish washed up on the sand. What could’ve happened? How did they get there? Why were there so many?
Intervision Song Contest: The Soviet Union’s answer to Eurovision
During the Cold War, East and West competed in almost every arena – space exploration, building nuclear weapons, doping their athletes – however nowhere was this rivalry fiercer than in the world of kitsch international singing contests.
Unusual children’s TV puppets from around the world
From Muffin the mule to Iggle Piggle, children’s television in Britain has never been short of puppets. Whether cute (Bagpuss), scary (Zelda from Terrahawks) or confusing (George from Rainbow), each one has added to our country’s cultural history, even though the real talent remains hidden above, below or inside them.