Weird and wonderful

Sourtoe Cocktail Downton Hotel Yukon by TravelingOtter Wikimedia

Bottoms up: Yukon’s sourtoe cocktail

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

Emperor penguins Antarctica by Sergey 402 Shutterstock

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s hardiest bird

You think your life is hard? Try swapping places with the emperor penguin.

Mimic Octopus by Rickard Zerpe Flickr

Species in the Spotlight: the ocean’s most versatile actor

Is it a fish? Is it snake? Is it a crab? No, it is – believe it or not – an octopus!

Unique sleeps: the best quirky accommodation in England

Who wants to spend the night in a tiny chapel?

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

Short tales on long trips: an unexpected reunion

Friends reunited!

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque Shiraz Iran Colourful Places by Cat MacGregor Shutterstock

Brighten up your day with the world’s most colourful places

Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.

The world’s most impressive geological features

Marble caves, salt lakes and rainbow mountains.

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation Our-SUltan Kazakhstan by Tracy ben Shutterstock

Bizarre buildings: the otherworldly architecture of Astana

The Kazakh capital is packed with architectural delights.

Barra Outer Hebrides by Nina Alizada Shutterstock

The true tale behind classic comedy caper Whisky Galore!

It’s a story that has passed into common lore in the Outer Hebrides.

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