The bearberry shrub, also known as kinnickinnick, grows on sandy or gravel ground throughout Canada. It is a good ground cover that helps prevent soil erosion.

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A man on a hike to raise money for men’s health found a new friend along the way. Max Adams was on a long trek in an area near High Prairie, Alberta, Canada. When on a side road, he could hear a loud meowing, which turned out to be a half-grown kitten sitting in the…

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Australia does not have an official language. However, over three quarters of Australians are unilingual English speakers. Among the 160 languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Punjabi, and Filipino/Tagalog.

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Travelers to South America who want to go somewhere off the beaten track could try visiting Cabo Polonio, Uruguay. Located on the Atlantic coast and only a few hours from luxurious beach resorts, this isolated village attracts those who don’t care about the comforts of a modern home. There is no electricity or running water…

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Black tea and green tea come from the same plant. The difference is in the processing: black tea is fermented, and green tea is not. 

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Xixi National Wetland Park is in Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang Province. The unique park combines farming, culture, and urban life and is an area of tranquility, with waterways to explore, as well as trails and boardwalks. Visitors can book a tour via the land route or the water route. Interesting sites in the park include…

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When two currents meet in a body of water, an area of swirling water called a whirlpool can form. The Corryvreckan whirlpool, between Jura and Scarba islands off the west coast of Scotland, is large and very dangerous to navigators. 

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When a vacant suite in an apartment building in Berlin, Germany, went on the market, the response was an indication of the housing shortage in that city: almost 1,800 hopeful renters lined up at the building to view the flat. People were interested because of the reasonable price of the two-room accommodation. Rolf Harms, the…

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Many people are aware of British author Roald Dahl’s many famous children’s books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches. But they may not know that he was a fighter pilot in World War II.

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“Life can only be kept by giving it away. But then it will bloom.”                                    —Anne Rivers Siddons

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