Archive for October of 2015

218 - Machu Picchu Chooses Japanese Village

October 30, 2015


Everyday the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu are visited by 5,000 people. The historic site is Peru's most famous tourist attraction and one of the most well-known of the 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So why did this iconic location choose an unknown village in Japan as its first 'twinned-town'?
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October 30, 2015
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217 - The Most Influential City in the World...

October 23, 2015


The most visited city in the world is Paris. The friendliest is Copenhagen. The richest is New York. The biggest is Tokyo and San Pedro Sula in Honduras is the most violent. But which iconic world city is the most influential city in the world? Well according to Forbes Magazine the most influential is also one of the world's oldest. Which one?
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October 23, 2015
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216 - Hotel of Bones

October 16, 2015


With Halloween coming at the end of the month one Internet company is offering brave travellers the ultimate fight night - a room full of skulls and bones. For one night two people can stay in the catacombs of Paris whilst sleeping next to the bones of some of the city's six million dead bodies. What? Why? And how much?
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October 16, 2015
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215 - Wild Animals Thrive in Nuclear No-go-zone

October 09, 2015


30 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in Chernobyl wildlife has unexpectedly returned to the Ukrainian City. It was in 1986 that a nuclear reactor at the nuclear power station exploded and ever since that April day 29 years ago people have been banned from living there. So why have wild animals returned?
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October 09, 2015
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214 - Blood Moon!

October 03, 2015


This week around the world people have been getting their smartphones or cameras ready to take a picture of a very rare event - a Blood Moon! This unusual event last happened in 1982 and the next one will not been seen on Earth until 2033! So what is the Blood Moon? Why is it called Blood Moon? Is it good luck or bad luck?
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October 03, 2015
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