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As we celebrate International Museum Day today, we at Radio Sargam thought to share something different. If dusty fossils don’t do it for you, these strange venues offer something a little different. We’ve rounded up ten of the world’s weirdest museums. 1. Meguro Parasitological Museum, Tokyo, Japan Those prone to squeamishness should probably avoid this […]

May 14 is a significant date in the history of Fiji, especially for the Fiji Indians. It was on May 14, 1879, that the first ship – Leonidas – arrived in Fiji with 463 Indian indentured labourers to work largely in the country’s sugar cane plantations as bonded workers, which came to be referred to […]

International Nurses Day is marked on May 12, and also observes the birth of Florence Nightingale, usually recognised as the ‘founder of modern nursing. Every year, International Nurses Day is marked on May 12 to honour and recognise the efforts of nurses across the globe. The day is commemorated to acknowledge the sacrifices and invaluable contributions that […]

Though native to South America, pineapples (scientific name: Ananas comosus) made their way to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and it was here that Christopher Columbus first spotted their spiky crowns in 1493. Columbus and his crew took pineapples back to Spain, where everyone loved how sweet this new, exotic fruit tasted. They tried to […]

Some towns get unusual names through marketing chutzpah or misplaced enthusiasm or even through bad spelling. But Whynot, North Carolina might be the most relatable story of all: it’s probably the world’s only town named out of sheer boredom. Whynot is located in the Piedmont Triad region of north-central North Carolina, about eighty miles east […]

April 29 is International Dance Day, so put your dancing shoes on and get ready to step out. Dancing is universal — woven into virtually every society all over the world. Humans simply love dance. It brings us together whether we are the ones on the dance floor or are watching the professional performance of […]

Today, candlelight is primarily used for romantic dinners or temporary solutions during power outages. Before electricity, however, the candle had diverse uses. Candles were a critical source of light, they could be affixed to chandeliers or carried around conveniently in brass holders. And their wax could be used to seal correspondence for privacy or official […]

A note written by Albert Einstein containing advice on happy living has sold at an auction house in Jerusalem for $1.56m (£1.19m). Einstein gave the note to a courier in Tokyo in 1922 instead of a tip. He had just heard that he had won the coveted Nobel prize for physics and told the messenger […]

A person only feels trapped when he knows what exists beyond the walls. Knowledge about the outside world is what makes us restless to venture and discover. Legend has it that a Greek Orthodox monk called Michael Tolotos died in 1938 at the age of 82, without EVER seeing a woman. Be very surprised, the […]

It seems allergies have followed humans all the way to space. Harrison Jack Schmitt, one of the last living astronauts to have visited the moon, has said he suffered from allergies caused by moon dust during his mission in 1972. Last year during a panel at the STARMUS Space Festival in Zurich, Schmitt revealed he […]