Constructed over 1,200 years ago from a single rock formation, the Kailasa Temple is remarkable for its size, architecture, and unique building process.
The Pan African Flag was founded by Marcus Garvey over a century ago to unite Africans and people of African descent. It’s still a strong symbol today.
Have you ever tried to pluck a word from memory and it just doesn’t come to mind? The term can often seem within our grasp but tantalisingly beyond reach. Meet lethologica.
German-American athlete George Eyser won six Olympic medals in one day, and did it all with a wooden leg. So whatever happened to him?
Lucky Diamond Rich is a street artist and performer from New Zealand. He also happens to be the world’s most tattooed person.
There are pros and cons to the small size of the zunzuncito, or bee hummingbird, the world’s smallest bird.
The satanic leaf tailed gecko, found only on the island of Madagascar, is the only flat-tailed gecko who camouflages itself by looking like a dead leaf.
Every winter, Lost Lake Oregon drains through a mysterious hole, the origin of which has baffled scientists for years.
Dondurma is thought to have originated in Maraş, Turkey, which is why it’s also called “Turkish ice cream,” though it is also found in the Eastern Mediterranean.
A parasitic marine isopoda, the tongue eating louse makes its way inside the fish’s mouth, where it attaches to the tongue—all while undergoing a sex change.
You’ve heard of The Muppets. But have you heard of Wilkins and Wontkins? These two early Muppets characters featured in commercials for Wilkins Coffee in the 1950s.
Kopi luwak, otherwise known as “cat poop coffee,” is the world’s most expensive coffee. But there’s a dark side to the industry, which has been criticized in recent years.
The oakleaf or dead leaf butterfly is commonly cited as a classical example of camouflage: with its wings closed, it resembles a dry leaf, making it safe from predators.
The bird eating spider, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is the largest spider on the planet. Despite its name, however, it rarely preys on birds, preferring small rodents, amphibians, and insects instead.
Cotton Candy grapes are a taste sensation but the path to cotton candy enlightenment was an arduous journey. From ten thousand plants, just one was selected.
The Countess of Castiglione would use her beauty to seduce a monarch and influence the formation of Italy. However, her true legacy was her pioneering work in photography.
Dead skin cells, pet hair and carpet fibres are part of the cornucopia of ingredients that make up dust. No surprises there, but could dust have a sinister side?
Mostly invisible to the naked eye, dark lightning produces enormous bursts of gamma rays that create showers of electrons and positrons, the electrons’ anti-matter equivalent.
Is vegan leather ethical? It depends, but a new generation of vegan leather products are trying to usurp real leather as a sustainable replacement.
Discovered at a depth of 1980 metres below the earth’s surface; the eyeless Deep Cave Springtail is currently the world’s deepest living creature.
The 1904 Olympic Marathon had 32 questionable athletes who engaged in ridiculous acts that would’ve gotten them disqualified today.