The bleeding tooth fungus is especially horrifying… :S
Here are 5 plants you probably wouldn’t want in your garden:
"Let’s set the scene: it’s mid-to-late August, it’s scorching, the crops yearn for water and the people depend on the crops in order to survive the winter. When in drought, rain dance!"
"Take any three felt tip pens, hold them in your fist, then do a little scribble on a piece of paper. Now look at the weird, multicoloured mess you’ve made; there’s probably a nudibranch that looks exactly like that."
It’s strange that Hungary’s most revered object, the Holy Crown, is topped with a wonky cross. The cross was straight until the 1600s when it was damaged by the lid of an iron chest closing on it. They must like the jaunty angle or they’d repair it!
The village of Giethoorn in the Netherlands is a rather beautiful place, and rather unique compared to modern standards. Residents and tourists can only get around via bike, with thanks to the new cycle paths, or the more popular choice of boat.
Brunost or “brown cheese” is the national cheese of Norway. Its sweet flavour comes by overcooking the whey until the natural milk sugars caramelise.
A 27-tonne truck-load of brown cheese caught fire in 2013 and blazed for five days!
"The platypus is so odd that when scientists first heard about it they assumed someone was playing a trick on them (specifically, a trick involving sewing a duck’s bill onto an otter’s face)."