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The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is home to 52 species of hummingbird – one for every week of the year!
Everything you always wanted to know about spiders (and maybe some stuff you didn’t)
First off, I’m sorry. As something of an arachnophobe myself, I know how scary these creepy crawlies can be. Just ask my wife about the time I walked through the spider exhibit at the London Zoological Society, while making a small keening noise and trying to make myself as tiny as possible.
Bahá’í: The religion with only 9 places of worship in the world
Pretty much wherever you are in the world, you’re probably within walking distance of a church, a mosque, a synagogue or a temple of some kind. But I bet you’re not within praying distance of a Bahá’í House of Worship right now – because there are only nine of them in the whole world.
The Egyptian pyramids: When, how and why
The pyramids. What could be more majestic and mysterious than these pointy tombs in the deserts of Egypt? Not a lot to be honest with you. The only thing more mysterious I can think of is who actually likes those coffee-filled chocolates you always get lumbered with?
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about penguins
Is there more to these flightless birds than an odd gait and a fancy tuxedo? Let’s find out together.
5 drinks from around the world to make you feel Christmassy
Are you bored of mulled wine? If so, take a gander at these festive beverages: