How bloody was Australia's colonial history? Two mapping projects reveal the horrible truth
Possibly the biggest Christmas tree in the history of ever
A Middle-Eastern copy of the famous 'serio-comic' map of Europe, with the female figures more modestly dressed
The highest concentration in Europe of places named after saints? Galicia, in Spain.
By 2020, Bitcoin mining will consume more energy than the world currently produces
The Caucasus is dry, the Far East very wet
How the U.S. teaches foreign languages to its diplomats.
Despite accusations of racial stereotyping, most Dutch cities and towns keep the traditional blackface version of 'Zwarte Piet'.
A gratuity is expected in some countries, but taken as an insult in others
What the region's train network would look like if all plans and proposals were realised