Across Europe, children of all kinds owe a good deal of their education, not to teachers and textbooks, but to Fables. Who can forget the resilient Tortoise, the hardworking Ant or the naive Crow who shaped so many childhoods?
Whether you’re listening to a classical symphony or a Magyar marriage, on a Slovakian hillside or a Hawaiian beach, whether you want to pluck or blow, you can bet there’s a European instrument that can provide the perfect accompaniment.
How to best piss off all your fellow Europeans? Learn here how to avoid inefficient general insults and instead go straight to the heart of the matter, thus saving time, which can be invest in improving the economy or maybe cleaning up the place a bit.
What exactly happened to make it illegal to own a single guinea pig? Who thought it credible to forbid getting drunk in a pub? Or to stop people locking up burglars, running 'violently', driving dirty cars, or sleeping on a bench?
Warp Pipes, Stars, Mushrooms and Stages... There has been a lot of work in this creative map inspired by the iconic video game Super Mario World.
Whether you're betting your house on a round of Hold 'em, foretelling the arrival of a tall dark stranger, or just letting your your young nephew win at snap: Whatever you're doing with a pack of cards, it pays to tell your Swords from your Shields and your Cups from your Coins.
From the earliest church chants to the most modern atonality, Europe is the cradle of classical music. Even if you don’t know your Larghetto from your Leitmotiv, find just how much melody oozes from the continent's every pore.
Hold your horses! How much do you know about Europeans' animal idioms? Does the Slovenian roosters' breakfast ring you a bell? Will you pay the Portuguese duck for that? Do not worry: we won't let you swallow French grass snakes!
If you get only one chance to satisfy your sweet teeth, would you rather go for the creamy Swedish Semla? The mouthwatering Belgian Waffles? The cheesy Romanian Papanași? Or the salty Spanish Churros?
On almost every European street there is a cat mooching around doing some very important cat business. But do we all agree about the sound it makes? Is it 'Miao'? 'Miaow'? Could it be 'Miaou'? or maybe 'Miyaou'?