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Wintery myths and legends

We know that spring will soon be here, but in the past people couldn’t be so sure. So what did folk around the world think caused the cold conditions and long nights?

Unusual races from around the world

Running on a treadmill, or pounding the same old streets, can be a bit repetitive. So why not enter one of these unusual races instead?

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about pineapples

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about pineapples

Not only are pineapples delicious and absolutely suitable as a pizza topping, they’re also a rather fascinating little spiky fruit.

Strange, beautiful and terrifying natural noises

Strange, beautiful and terrifying natural noises

Having researched national instruments from around the world, I started thinking about natural noises. Not boring ones like birdsong or whale calls – we’ve all heard those before! I’m talking about the noises of the planet.

5 more rocks that look a bit like people

It’s been almost three years since our last round-up of rocks that look a bit like people, so I think it’s about time for another, don’t you?

8 foods that aren’t what you think they’re going to be

8 foods that aren’t what you think they’re going to be

In these days of strict food labelling and paranoia over unlisted ingredients, it’s amazing that you can still buy a hamburger. They’re called ham, but everyone knows there’s no ham in them; they’re beef burgers.

Eggs from around the world

Eggs from around the world

With Easter almost here, what better time could there be to brush up on your egg knowledge? Here we’ll take a look at some world record eggs, some unusual ways of eating eggs and some other eggy facts that you can use to amaze your friends in between mouthfuls of chocolate…