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Quiz: Are these Christmas traditions from around the world real or fake?

How well you know your festive customs? It’s the festive season, which means one thing – a whole lot of Christmas traditions to get stuck into. Whilst the British classic customs of drinking mulled wine and devouring mince pies are all very well and good, how about the weirder ones from further afield? There are…

Quiz: Can you fill in the lyrics for these Christmas songs?

Chances are they will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day… Love them or hate them, there’s no escaping Christmas jingles at this time of year. Whether you like it or not, you’ll often find yourself tapping your toes and singing along to the festive tunes being played on repeat in…

Quiz: Can you match the famous animal to the country in which it lives?

For these choosy critters there’s just no place like home. Generally, animals do not trouble themselves too much with national borders. Most of them swim, fly, and wander where they please, but there’s a small selection that can only be found in one country – whether confined on an island, reliant on a remote habitat,…

Quiz: Which iconic monument was built first?

‘Iconic’ doesn’t do these world-famous landmarks justice, but how much do you really know about them? Touring historic sites can feel a bit like taking a trip on a city metro. When you get off you know where you are and what’s around you, but you probably have no idea how it relates to where…

Quiz: Can you name the country from a zoomed in picture of its flag?

Time to pin your colours to the mast. For what is, fundamentally, a piece of patterned cloth, we sure do get worked up about our flags. In Algeria, ‘flag desecration’ can carry 5 to 10 years in prison, while the Indian Flag Code specifies the exact height, angle, and material required for a flag to…

Quiz: Can you recognise these UK World Heritage Sites?

This quiz is harder than it sounds… Regardless of how well you concentrated in history class, you probably think you’re vaguely familiar with British heritage. Perennial tourist-magnets like Stonehenge, the Tower of London and the Giant’s Causeway rank among the UK’s 32 official UNESCO world heritage sites, but so too do some underappreciated treasures whose…