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Jellyfish: The world's wateriest animal

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?

Where the objects in your bathroom come from

Where the objects in your bathroom come from

It seems that just keeping yourself clean requires stuff from all over the world, so join us as we splish splash our way around some familiar bathroom items…

The Antikythera mechanism | Out-of-place artefacts

The Antikythera mechanism | Out-of-place artefacts

The Antikythera mechanism (sometimes called the world’s first analogue computer) was constructed sometime between 100 and 150BC, but it was so complex that nothing similar was built again until around 1,500 years later.

Things you might want to touch on holiday, but shouldn't

Things you might want to touch on holiday, but shouldn’t

Anyway, touch is an underrated sense. I don’t feel (that was actually unintentional) we give it enough importance; it’s only when we’re denied the opportunity to touch something that we realise how much we want to touch said thing. So read on and then consider how much you want to touch Juliet’s breast and an orang-utan, amongst other things.

Ophrys apifera: The orchid that looks like a bee

Ophrys apifera: The orchid that looks like a bee

Next time you think you spot a bee hanging around on a nearby flower, have a closer look, especially if you’re in the Mediterranean… Because it might not actually be a bee!

Feel-good food recipes from around the world

6 feel-good food recipes from around the world

Food is a wondrous thing. Aside from the whole ‘keeping you alive’ aspect, food can also have a big impact on your mood and, whether you’ve just been dumped or are nursing the hangover from hell, there’s no substitute for a bit of comfort food.

Scents to help you recreate your holiday

Scents to help you recreate your holiday

When I come back from a holiday, I try my hardest to recreate as much of it as I can. I rustle up the food, I drink the appropriate beverages, and I snack on the 22 bags of Lays and Cheetos (crisps) I’ve brought back. I might even listen to some local music. Now I’ve discovered it’s possible to smell like my holiday too! Take a look at the examples below for some inspiration. Sadly, I’ve not managed to smell them all personally…