5 fascinating facts about clownfish

Clever disguise Clownfish are covered with a mucus similar to that of their anemone home, making them immune to its sting and tricking it into thinking the fish is part of itself.   Beneficial relationship The clownfish has a symbiotic … Continued

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Why did the dodo die out?

Everybody knows that the dodo became extinct because it was stupid… right?

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If the Germans had invaded England…Part 1

In the late 19th century, Britain feared that the centre of the Empire, London, was not protected sufficiently from an attack. As a result, over a dozen forts were built surrounding London in the…

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The inside story on Navy SEAL training

Interview with Rick Kaiser, an ex-Navy SEAL who specialised in winter warfare, sniping and combat swimming. He was assigned to an Assault Squadron and was selected for the Enlisted Education…

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What did HMS Victory really do at Trafalgar?

Interview with the curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Dr James Davey
What was the Victory’s role at Trafalgar?
Its key role was as flagship for the commander in chief,…

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South Africa: top 5 Facts

Today is Heritage day in South Africa so here’s some things you may not know about the country

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Gorilla groups revealed

Take a look inside the social structure of a band of gorillas

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Life cycle of the monarch butterfly

Guided by the Sun and the Earth’s magnetic field, these amazing insects migrate each year to avoid the cold winter

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The real history behind Game Of Thrones

1: Character: Khal Drogo
Historical counterpart: Genghis Khan

If their similar titles weren’t enough of a hint, the horse-lord of the Dothraki shares a startling number of similarities with…

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7 Unusual Movie World Records

May 25, 1977 is a special date for movie fans everywhere as it marks the opening of the first Star Wars movie (A New Hope) in theaters. With the next installment due for release  in the summer…

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10 great quotations about history

1. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill
2. “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in…

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How gorillas communicate

It’s hard to see very far in the dense forest so a gorilla must rely on vocal calls to communicate, but they also use an array of physical gestures to make their point

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The Space Race

1. The rider who has done the best during the mountain stages wears a polka-dot jersey because that is the pattern on the wrapping of Chocolat Poulain, the chocolate bar company that sponsored that particular jersey. 2. In its 111-year … Continued

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Why do snails leave trails?

We may find it disgusting, but a snail’s trail is essential to its survival as it travels

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Life in a lion pride

Lions live in co-operative social groups, working together to hunt, fight and raise their young

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5 facts about pufferfish

Discover the bizarre features of the poisonous puff-ball that’s useless at swimming

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Top 5 facts: Tycho Brahe

Get to know a little about the life of famous 16th-century astronomer Tycho Brahe

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Top 5 Facts: Toxic plants

Discover five of the most poisonous plants known to man and what makes them so deadly

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Top 5 Facts: U-boat trivia

Fast facts about these deadly marine hunter-killers. U-boat trivia after the jump

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