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Gem stones: What are they, where do they come from and how are they made?
I could be considered part magpie. I love shiny things and… Actually, that’s the only thing I have in common with a magpie. I probably won’t enter your nest and steal your eggs while you’re not looking.
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.
Hand gestures from around the world
It turns out that hand gestures aren’t quite as universal as you may initially think. Let’s take a look at just how these gestures can have different meanings around the globe.
Pancakes from around the world
Well, well, well, who’d have thought it? Another Christian tradition that was influenced by Pagan traditions.
Penitentes: Incredible blades of ice that point towards the sun
Penitentes or nieves penitente (which is Spanish for “penitent-shaped snows”) are pointy blades of hardened snow or ice.
Llamas: A fluffy cross between a sheep and a giraffe
They may well look like a sheep had an intimate liaison with a giraffe, and have an undeserved reputation for bad manners (possibly thanks to a habit of spitting). But let’s take a look at these interesting animals from South America.