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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Some people will go to great lengths to help their parents in a time of need. In Brazil, a man named Heitor Schiave took it one step too far: he dressed up as his mother so he could take her driver’s test on her behalf. His mother hadn’t had much luck herself, having failed three…Read More
1. What is meant by curb weight in a vehicle?
2. What is a type of Japanese drama where actors wear masks?
3. Bubble wrap was invented in the 1940s or 1950s?
4. Christian Dior rose to fame in what area of expertise?
5. What is another name for the Northern Lights?
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.
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.
A 1941 Pablo Picasso painting from his “Weeping Woman” series sold for $9.1 million (CDN) at an auction house in Toronto, Canada, in 2019. The painting of photographer Dora Maar is called Femme au chapeau.