Weird and wonderful

7 things you didn’t know about London’s islands

From torpedoes to Hendrix, London’s islands have witnessed fascinating stories.

Stellar skies: the world’s best stargazing spots

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.

Seven stellar astronomical sites

Find out how the ancients of the world interpreted the sky in this roundup of some of the most fascinating astronomical sites.

How bizarre: a celebration of the world’s most unusual animals

Bizarreness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Not-so-obvious Northumberland

Discover the county’s lesser-known treasures.

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s ultimate hangers-on

Rather than avoiding sharks, remoras stick – literally – to their sides.

The salmon that finally flew: a quest to leave Barra

Have you ever shared a 1.5kg side of salmon with your fellow passengers in order to board a plane? Thought not.

The amusing, creepy or just plain weird: a tour of Bratislava’s statues

Bratislava is a city filled with fountains and statues – some poetic, some quirky, some reverential

Something unexpected in the Namib Desert

German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has created an art installation he believes will keep one select song playing forever and ever. 

Unique sleeps – the world’s most unusual hotels

From four-star caves to a house in the clouds – you’re guaranteed a stay to remember in these ‘hotels’. 

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