7 Unusual Alcohols You Might Regret Trying 

Amazake. Photo by Bex Walton. License: CC BY 2.0.

Although the alcohol percentage of this Japanese drink is low, it doesn’t make it any easier to imbibe. White, thick and with an aftertaste – this is one highly suspicious-looking liquid. Like many Asian alcohols, it’s made from rice, though in this case it often feels like the rice has barely disintegrated … Continue reading

5 Diseases Spread by Bats 

Bats - Flying Dogs

Bats are very extraordinary creatures. They are the only known flying mammal and one of only a few creatures on the planet to successfully use echolocation to hunt for their food. Bats are also hugely beneficial to humans in that they contribute to both pest control and pollination. Continue reading

Unusual Valentine’s Day Adventure Ideas 

Treasure Map

Need to treat your special someone, but sick of money-grabbing restaurant chains upping prices and threatening to bring your bank balance back to its student days all for a dodgy steak and chocolate brownie? Or sick of everyone else swanning off to Paris whilst you burn the three course M+S meal deal you invested so much hope in? Continue reading

When Professional Jocks Were Geeks 

Ryan Fitzpatrick

We’re all well aware of the struggle between brains and brawn, but some people were blessed with both. A surprising number of athletes have incredible academic pasts, and some were even hoping to follow a much geekier career path. Here are some of the smartest jocks in all of professional sports. Continue reading

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