Now more than ever, our swans and water birds need you. Sadly with many places instigating a 'no feed bread' policy, with no grass to graze on and little natural water vegetation, it means that many swans have gone hungry this summer. By Bev Cleary Legend has is that, when it is about to die, a swan will raise its elegant,...
Hungry Duck Moscow
Sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll. Rock stars promote it, but only one bar truly epitomised the hedonistic lifestyle adored by so many. Bullets in the walls, hundreds of bar fights, and with a reputation for female customers dancing on bar tops, the Hungry Duck earned its infamous standing in history. But what brought the downfall of Moscow's most infamous bar? By...
Pity the poor recruiters. It can seem like a nice life touring universities talking to students about their futures but there is a darker side to this role. We talked to some recruiters on the condition of anonymity and asked them about their worst ever experiences at job fairs and milk round events at UK universities and colleges. One cannot help...
Statue of Liberty Face
The Statue of Liberty is possibly the most famous landmark in the entire world and is a huge tourist attraction for people all around the world. The figure of a woman wearing a crown and holding a flaming torch is symbolic of America. However, not many people know the history of woman who posed for this world famous statue...
As SpaceX and Nasa embark on a historic launch into space today, it is often forgotten that the pioneer of flight was not an American, but a Yorkshireman called Sir George Cayley. He identified the four aerodynamic forces of flight: weight, lift, drag, and thrust. Most famously he was the first people to design and build a working glider...
YesCymru has one aim - to gain independence for Wales. How did the movement start, and how has the Westminster Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic impacted support for the cause? By Elis Williams In 2014, Scottish voters were granted the opportunity to decide whether their country would remain a part of the United Kingdom through an independence referendum. Though the independence...
President Abraham Lincoln is known for many things such as his signature stovepipe hat, his great height, and the Emancipation Proclamation,. But his early life as a champion wrestler comes as a surprise to many - he is even honoured in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame! By Phil Taylor Abraham Lincoln might be known for being one the greatest Presidents...
There are few places on Earth like Scotland for dinosaur fans. From preserved fossil footprints to dinoparks, Scotland is a 'jurassica' for enthusiasts. Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is even home to 'Dolly the Sheep', the first ever cloned animal. Hopefully Dr Henry Wu of 'Jurassic World' does not get any ideas about creating dinosaur clones for a new...
Distracted Boyfriend
It is one of the most recognisable photos of the 21st century. Despite its success, the photographer has made little to no money from it . The incredible story behind the 'distracted boyfriend' photo. By James McKean Meme culture stands today as the zeitgeist of the gen-Z internet age and are essential in the way we share ideas, interests, and, most...
The date of France’s last ever public execution of a prisoner by guillotine will surprise you. The last ever prison execution even more so. This article contains subject-matter and historical footage some readers may find upsetting. By Angus Wright When conversations, books or films move towards medieval ages, it is only a matter of time before capital punishment and the guillotine...