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.

Half of this house is in Belgium and the other half is in the Netherlands. Read more about the strange town of Baarle-Hertog here:
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Half of this house is in Belgium and the other half is in the Netherlands. Read more about the strange town of Baarle-Hertog here:

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If you love rabbits, put this island on your to-do list!

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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!

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)."
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"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)."

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Next time you redecorate, how about choosing a nice floral theme like the women of Zalipie in Poland?
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Next time you redecorate, how about choosing a nice floral theme like the women of Zalipie in Poland?

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Kangaroos are cute. But their babies? Not so much!
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Kangaroos are cute. But their babies? Not so much!

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Cherry blossom is an important business in Japan. So much so, that the opening of the buds is documented on the news – daily – during opening season!
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Cherry blossom is an important business in Japan. So much so, that the opening of the buds is documented on the news – daily – during opening season!

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Did an ancient Colombian civilisation predict the aeroplane?
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Did an ancient Colombian civilisation predict the aeroplane?

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"The word ‘electricity’ wasn’t even thought of until the 17th century, but that didn’t stop the ancient Parthians from creating (what some people think are) batteries capable of delivering a small electrical charge."
Read the first in our series on out-of-place artefacts from around the world:
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"The word ‘electricity’ wasn’t even thought of until the 17th century, but that didn’t stop the ancient Parthians from creating (what some people think are) batteries capable of delivering a small electrical charge."

Read the first in our series on out-of-place artefacts from around the world:

http://bit.ly/1fvQZTL