As the story goes, one fateful night in the late 1960s, Jimi Hendrix, best known for changing the music world with his guitar playing, set free two ring-necked parakeets on Carnaby Street – and that’s why thousands of the non-native birds haunt London’s parks to this day. “Absolute rubbish,” says Christian Lloyd, a musicologist at Queens
Growing up in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in the Fifties and Sixties, I was surrounded by wildlife. The Colombo of my boyhood – a garden city – teemed with birds: mynas, parrots, sparrows and orioles. I’d see snakes and lizards hide in the greenery. My father was not an outdoor man – a bookshelf was
Telegraph Travel is a year older, and a year wiser. Here are 50 nuggets of fact we discovered in 2019 1. The Dutch aren’t as friendly as we thought. In fact, they can be downright rude. 2. There’s an amorous South Pacific island with a penchant for violent cricket. 3. The Faroese have 37 words for fog, from
(CNN) — It would make for a great “Jeopardy” answer: The Pacific island groups of Samoa and Kiribati share this annual first-in-the-world distinction. And the correct question would be: Where is the new year celebrated first? Thanks to their positions just to the west of an irregularly drawn international date line, these two Polynesian destinations
(CNN) — The universe sent one last solar salute of the decade down to Earth on Christmas day — or Thursday, December 26, depending on where you are in the world. Commonly referred to as the “ring of fire” eclipse, this solar event occurs annually as the moon passes in front of the sun, covering
Anton Kogan in 2017 when he won $20,000 in a pitch competition for his business, Emma’s Premium … [+] Services, through Rutgers Business School. Rutgers Business School As packages full of toys crisscross the globe this holiday season, FedEx curriers are toting hundreds of fully cooked $20 turkeys to New York State’s 50 correctional facilities.
(CNN) — For six months now, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere — but that’s about to reverse itself. Winter solstice, the shortest day of 2019, will be Saturday, December 21. Or it will be Sunday, December 22. Which day is it for you? It all
Suburban New Jersey, thanks to North America’s first indoor ski and snowboard park. The winter sports center, Big Snow American Dream, opened its doors on Thursday to four Olympic gold medalists and a skier dressed as Santa Claus. The park claims to create “real snow” by dripping water from the ceiling and freezing it “through
This private room at Kitten Rescue Sanctuary in Los Angeles is the perfect place to watch tiny kittens eat, play, learn and grow. Watch live and learn more about these kittens on Explore.org @ https://goo.gl/qwlXfN. EXPLORE is the largest live nature cam network on the planet. We bring nature to you, raw, unscripted, and unedited.
(CNN) — Once upon a time, flying cars were a staple of science fiction. And yet here we are, in the November 2019 once dreamed of in the 1982 movie “Blade Runner,” and we’re still not whizzing above neon-lit cityscapes in futuristic contraptions. However, the long-expected travel convergence between automobile and aircraft may finally be