On November 5 the UK celebrates Guy Fawkes Day – when Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament – with huge bonfires and firework displays. Here, we take a look at the origins of fireworks.

King Tut Day

King Tut Day celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings on November 4, 1922.

Bangkok’s Golden Wats

Hundreds of glorious wats (Buddhist temples) can be found across Bangkok and form a unique part of the city’s landscape. Their towers reach into the sky, glittering with gold leaf, coloured glass and pieces of pottery. The best time to visit is early in the morning. (more…)

Impossible Objects

An impossible object is a kind of optical illusion. It consists of a two-dimensional object that our eyes interpret as a projection of an impossible three-dimensional object.  (more…)

Make Your Own Wayang

Wayang is a traditional kind of Indonesian theatre, originating in Java. There are many forms of wayang performance, but the most famous uses wayang kulit (shadow puppets) controlled by a dalang (master puppeteer).  (more…)