Easter is seen as one of the holiest days of the Orthodox calendar, but for some it is not time for quiet contemplation, with the townsfolk of Vrontados on the Greek Island of Chios putting on a firework display to rival all others. The midnight before Easter Sunday, two rival church congregations – that of…Details
Bite the bullet. The meaning of this phrase is to face up to an unpleasant reality. The origin of this phrase is from when anaesthetic had not been invented so injured soldiers would bite down on a bullet to help them endure the pain of an operation or getting limbs amputated.
In the Far East of Russia exists a mobile doctor’s surgery by the name of Matvei Mudrov that runs along the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) for 2,672 miles. The train named after a 19th century Russian physician, makes about 10 trips a year staying in these rural settlements for a day or so. Originally as a…Details
The recent discovery of these 150,000 year old pipework under a Chinese pyramid has experts confused as to how they built this complex structure so long ago. The Baigong pipes have rapidly become one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, they were found in a badly eroded pyramid that is located on top…Details
The only use for a bottle to most people would be to put their drink in, but in Nigeria they have been using thousands of bottles as sturdy and rather surprisingly attractive construction materials, which would instead of been clogging waterways and landfills. The village of Yelwa is where Nigeria’s first plastic bottle house was…Details
There was a women during World War II who smuggled children in suitcases, ambulances, coffins, sewer pipes, rucksacks and on one occasion in a tool box. Those that were old enough to ask her name only knew her by her codename ‘Jolanta.’ She was the saviour to so many Jewish children and she even kept…Details