When tigers roar, the sound can be heard nearly two miles away. Why are a tiger’s pipes so powerful? It turns out they can stretch their vocal cords in a special way that pumps up the volume of their vocalizations.
They have eye tubes or cylinders, rod-shaped eyes that do not move in their sockets as eyeballs do. Instead, owls have to move their bodies or heads in order to look around.
Portland’s drinking fountains are known as Benson Bubblers. Water fountains aren’t typically a city landmark, but the Benson Bubblers of Portland – part public art and part public service – are some of Portland’s rarest and most historic attractions. In 1912, local businessman Simon Benson donated $10,000 to the city to begin installing four-bowled bronze […]
Most Thai people have two names – their full, official name and their nickname. But, unlike in other countries where a nickname is usually just a shortened version of your real name, Thai nicknames are meaningful and chosen by your parents at birth.
With a surface size of 580.03 km2, Lake Geneva is Switzerland’s biggest lake. Lac Léman is the name given to 40.47 percent of the lake that is shared with France. Lake Neuchâtel, with a surface area of 218.3 km2, is the largest lake wholly within Switzerland. People can drink from rivers and lakes since the […]
Located in: Kathmandu USP: Neo-classical garden How to reach: Walking distance from Thamel, the main tourist market of Kathmandu An absolute favourite among the tourists, Garden of Dreams is a huge spread of lush green, vibrant hues, and crystal clear fountains which make it one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. A huge variety of flowers and […]
It’s all about the algae Hutt Lagoon’s striking pink colour is thanks to algae that live in the water, Dunaliella salina. When exposed to sunlight, the algae produces beta-carotene, the red pigment found in carrots and other vegies. Thanks to those colour-producing properties, the algae are farmed for use in cosmetics and supplements, and as […]