Science & nature
Incredible or unusual natural phenomena from around the globe
Manchineel tree: The most dangerous tree in the world
Are you going to the Caribbean this winter? If so, sit down – we need to have a chat. A chat about the most dangerous tree in the world. This is no joke. It’s worse than that big plant from the Little Shop of Horrors.
The worst smelling flowers ever
Sometimes I buy myself some flowers, and sometimes I leave them in the vase for too long. Ooof, the smell! Well, these flowers smell worse, and not because they’re rotting – they’re supposed to smell bad.
Coconuts: What are they and what do they do?
Over 62 million tonnes of coconuts are grown worldwide every year and, if you think that sounds like an awful lot of Malibu and Bountys, it just shows how little you must know about them.
National flowers from around the world
Different countries choose different flowers to represent them as a nation. England has the rose, Wales has the daffodil, Scotland has the thistle, and Ireland has the shamrock. I have to admit, that’s pretty much as far as my knowledge goes when it comes to national flowers, so I decided to do a little research and tell you all about my favourites.
5 strange succulents that are worth a look
Succulent plants are described as having fat and fleshy sections that retain water. I’m not sure, but I think I may be a succulent…
Fata Morgana: A wintry optical illusion
No, it’s not the offspring of a celebrity. It’s a pretty cool illusion that takes place when temperatures are also pretty cool – well, actually, very cool. Cold, in fact. Freezing cold.