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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…

Bizarre ice cream flavours from around the world

Bizarre ice cream flavours from around the world

The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another, with terms such as gelato, frozen yoghurt and sorbet being used to describe the variations and styles. There is some speculation over where and when ice cream was invented. Some historians consider it was created in the Persian Empire when people would pour fruit juices over snow, whilst others believe it has origins in China in 200 BC. Vanilla may be the most popular ice cream flavour of all time, but if you fancy something a little more adventurous why not try one of these unusual flavours whilst on your travels.

8 facts you might not know about potatoes

8 facts you might not know about potatoes

Potatoes are the world’s most popular vegetable – everybody likes them. They’re the fourth largest food crop (after rice, wheat and corn) and are a staple food for billions of people; including us here in Britain.