Who would have thought that a drink invented by a Scot in the 19th century would become a mainstay of Japanese pop-culture.
Everyone has a side hustle these days don't they? Even 16th century sailors took part in the gig economy by making particularly horrendous looking Jenny Hannivers for extra income. However, these 'devil fish wouldn't look out of place on the movie set of Aliens.
Snap, Crackle and Pop have been around since 1932 and pocketed their creator, Vernon Grant, a cool $250,000. They even have a lesser known fouth 'band member' called Pow who made a brief appearance in the 1950's.
Come on, everyone does it don't they? But is it different when a politician allegedly lies on their CV? Italian Prime Minister elect, Giuseppe Conte, faces accusations of embellishment and generally bullshitting loads on his CV.
Your knowledge of Vikings weddings and Vikings may begin and end with the antics of Ragnar Lothbrok and his clan in the TV show Vikings. However, a Viking wedding was an elaborate and meticulously planned event, from the opening of financial negotiations to the ending bestowment of the morning-gift.
Plans for an independent floating nation which may house up to 300 families, provide community facilities such as hotels, restaurants and offices, could help alleviate climate change in French Polynesia.
Rigged elections? Russian Facebook trolls influencing voter behaviour? None of these accusations are being leveled after the Estonian region of Kanepi adopted the cannabis leaf for a new coat of arms.
Taiwanese firm Charm Villa introduced their goldfish tea bags to the world in 2013. Originally designed by university students, demand for the hand-crafted fish is high with a single bag selling for $20 in America.
The number of elephants in the wild has dropped by a third in the last decade. Despite recent reductions in poaching there are still estimated to be 20,000 elephants killed each year. Could a new strain of elephant-mammoth hybrid help save the species?