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incredible Fruit Carving

Today, people from all walks of life practice fruit carving in Thailand, and there are even competitions. The visual appeal of cuisine is very important in the country and these beautiful creations can often be found at wedding receptions and special events.


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WORLD'S COLDEST CAPITAL CITY

With average year-round temperatures of 31.3 degrees Fahrenheit, and with lows of minus 40 during winter, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia is the coldest capital city in the world.

HOW DID A SEA DISAPPEAR?

The Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth largest lake, has almost disappeared in just 40 years. A few years into the 21st century, just 10% of the sea remained. Today entire generations have no recollection of its former glory but there is hope.

BLESS MY PET

These pets have put on their Sunday best and are off to get blessed. On special feast days, priests bless a range of creatures great and small. Honouring animal patrons like St Francis of Assisi, who is celebrated in October; and St Anthony, who is recognised in January.

JAPAN'S "STRAW BIRD" FESTIVAL

 The Japanese city of Kaminoyama in the Yamagata prefecture plays host to the Kasedori or “Straw Bird” festival. Dressing in straw capes, and often wearing little more than a loin cloth; participants parade through the streets making bird-like noises, and being splashed by ice cold water…all in average temperatures of 31 degrees Fahrenheit.

TOXIC WORK ON INDONESIA'S BLUE VOLCANO

It’s a breathtaking spectacle; as night falls, sulfurous, electric blue flames stream from java’s Kawah Ijen volcano. Looming 2,799 meters above sea level, the characteristic blue flames are created when sulfuric gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano.

EDIBLE WORKS OF ART

The icy waters of the Arctic are home to a magical creature; the narwhal. It can grow to over 5 meters, has a tusk that resembles a unicorn’s horn, and can live for up to 50 years.

WHY DO NARWHAL’S HAVE A ‘UNICORN’ HORN?

The icy waters of the Arctic are home to a magical creature; the narwhal. It can grow to over 5 meters, has a tusk that resembles a unicorn’s horn, and can live for up to 50 years.

GALAXY OF GLOWWORMS IN NEW ZEALAND CAVES

Under the rolling green hills of North Island New Zealand, lies a secret world with an incredible living galaxy. The Waitomo Caves consist of hundreds of miles of underground labyrinths. The caves sparkle with a myriad of tiny lights, which emanate from the ‘Arachnocampa Luminosa’ - also known as the glowworm.

PUMPKIN SPORTS OF THE WORLD

Ah the pumpkin. A canvas for gory and glorious carvings, an ingredient both classic and contentious, and an element in all of our favorite sports! Ok that’s a stretch. But across the world, pioneers of pumpkin based pastimes have been adding a little extra spice to their favourite activities.

REAL-LIFE LOCATIONS OF YOUR FAVORITE SCARY MOVIES

These fear-inducing settings around America truly are the stuff of nightmares. The Shining’s Overlook Hotel is a character in itself; possessing evil powers, it tormented its occupants. Whilst The Timberline Lodge in Oregon was used for the snowy exterior shots in the movie, it was actually the Stanley Hotel in Colorado that inspired Stephen King’s original novel.

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