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Serres Séparées at Mediamatic, Amsterdam. (Photo: Mediamatic/Willem Velthoven)

Amsterdam vegan restaurant offers greenhouse dining to outfox COVID-19

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It’s even more relevant if you plan on dining inside aforementioned glass house. Dutch restaurant Mediamatic Biotoop have thought of a cunning plan, involving long planks of wood and greenhouses, to further the cause of post corona dining.

The Tunnel of Love near Klavan, Ukraine. (Photo: Wikimedia/greentourua)

The improbable tale of the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

There is a real tree-lined Tunnel of Love near Klevan in the Ukraine. It was originally planted to camouflage a military base during the Cold War. Tourists now flock to the picturesque site for romantic strolls and photo opportunities. There’s a small caveat, it’s still a working railway used by the local plywood factory.

Now a tourist attraction the Hoba meteorite is estimated to have struck earth around 80,000 years ago. (Photo: Wikmedia/Sergio Conti)

Hoba, the Meteorite that Skipped Through Space

On a farm called Hoba West, near Grootfontein in Namibia, lies a 60 tonne-plus hunk of rock. Discovered by a farmer in 1920, the Hoba meteorite is the largest known, single piece, meteorite to have struck earth.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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