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Medium-sized cats from around the world
Cats come in two kinds, right? Big huge things that roam the wilds of Africa and Asia, hunting prey and roaring everywhere. And the humble domestic cat, leaving you half-dead birds and lounging in the most inconvenient places.
Sopa da pedra: Portuguese stone soup
What could be more delicious that a hot, stone soup of an autumn evening? Well, quite a lot I imagine. A soup made from stone doesn’t soup appealing, let alone edible. However, it is both.
Everything you wanted to know about aubergines
It’s a little ironic for me to be writing about aubergines considering I probably haven’t ever eaten one myself. I’m an incredibly fussy eater and I’m sure I would’ve dismissed the idea of eating a purple vegetable off-hand. But nevertheless, the aubergine is a fascinating thing for many different reasons. Let me tell you why.
Cuíca: The drum that sounds like a cross between a possum and a lion
Have you ever been listening to a nice bit of samba or reggae and wondered what that squeaking/woofing noise was?
Quintessentially British things that originated elsewhere
Grab a cup of tea and some fish and chips while we cover some of the most quintessentially British things we nicked from somewhere else.
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?