Weird and wonderful

Pug life: Food hall for dogs to open in Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s once-famous Bobby & Co department store is set to reopen at the end of July, with Verve Properties, an ethical property company, working to give the building a new leash of life. The first phase of the pupgrade project will see the opening of DROOL, the world’s first food hall devoted entirely to dogs.…

Museum of Brands London by Museum of Brands Wikimedia Commons

The quirkier the better: England’s most eccentric museums

From a lawnmower shrine to walls lined with cuckoo clocks – and everything in between.

Sourtoe Cocktail Downton Hotel Yukon by TravelingOtter Wikimedia

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Anyone fancy a glass of Yukon Jack whiskey garnished with a genuine, severed human toe?

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Mimic Octopus by Rickard Zerpe Flickr

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Ground Pangolin by Dawie Jacobs Photography Shutterstock

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s walking artichoke

A metre-long ant-eating pinecone?

Mark and co 1989 New Zealand

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Friends reunited!

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Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.

The world’s most impressive geological features

Marble caves, salt lakes and rainbow mountains.