Someone asked me if the catnip plant deters rats, and yes it does, but not in the way you might imagine. Because catnip plants are so attractive to cats, no self-respecting rat will hang around for long.
Have you ever tried chicken pakora at Asian restaurants? Here is a simple but delicious recipe for you to try at home.
Models have always been slim, but a few of them are downright skinny and unhealthy looking, two of whom are highlighted on this page. Victoria Beckham and Ioana Spangenberg are not good role models for teens, or are they?
If you've ever wondered what are the top 10 most dangerous sharks in the world, then have a look here. Read a little about each shark so that you will be better prepared next time you want to go back in the water.
If you've ever wondered what types of sharks live in British waters, you might be surprised to learn just how many there are. Read about those sharks, a little about their normal habitat, and whether or not they are dangerous.
Phlox subulata, otherwise commonly known as moss phlox, is an easy to grow ground cover perennial plant that can carpet your garden in a stunning floral display every spring.
Nicole Sanders was born Jason Torres in New Jersey. This is the true story of how Jason became Nicole, who then undertook plastic surgery to become a real life Barbie doll. Now appearing under the stage name of Nikki Exotika, you may have heard of her.
If your garden has heavy clay soil, you may find that it is hard to work with, especially when gardening. Learn how to change the texture of the clay and improve water drainage.
Men have the right to wear high heeled shoes too. Not only is it the latest fashion for men, they look good and feel good so there is no reason for others to say they can't. This article has some guidance for those wishing to wear high heels, both men and women, and some of the pitfalls to look out...
If you want to know how to grow red field poppies, then look inside here. From ground preparation, through to seed collecting, the growing of the annual corn poppy is covered.
Learn how to build a greenhouse with plastic bottles. Reuse recycled soda bottles to build a structure to house seedlings and overwinter plants in your garden.
Straight men are now wearing high heels, called meels, in the latest fashion craze. No longer limited to transvestites, straight men are wearing not just high heels but stilettos too. In the trend-setting capitals of Europe, you will see many men walking about in high heels.
Did you know that it's possible to construct a house using plastic bottles? In this article, I explain how it works.
Angie Varona, who has been described as the most Googled teenager in the world, became an unwilling internet pin-up at the tender age of 14, after uploading some risqué photos to Photobucket. Her account was then hacked and the photos released to the world.
If you have internet connection problems due to poor signals, then you really have to think about buying something to boost your wifi, like an Alfa AWUS036NH Long Range USB Wifi Adapter. I cannot recommend it highly enough, as you can read in this review. It will solve all your connection problems...
This is the story of how Michael Cohen was the victim of a shark attack at Fish Hoek Beach, Cape Town, South Africa, and how two heroic men saved his life. Michael Cohen lost one leg and almost lost his other leg in the great white shark attack where a seal seemed to come to his aid.
Scotland hates Sheena Easton and here is why. She became a huge superstar in USA, having left Scotland and the UK early in her career to pursue her dreams across the Pond. We all wished her well but after her departure, she faded from our memories though we did hear she was doing well. Then she...
The International Shark Attack files list some terrible atrocities that have taken place at sea, where people have been deliberately fed to sharks. This is murder no matter what way you look at it, and the only way the perpetrators will ever stand trial will be if there are any survivors....
This is a list of all reported shark attacks that took place in the Mediterranean Sea, including the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas, since 1868. According to the ISAF database, there have been 55 attacks and 36 deaths.
This is a summary of all reported shark attacks across the world that took place in 2011. Annually, we are seeing year on increases in shark attacks, which is partly because more people are entering the waters, and partly due to global warming.
The World Bank and the IMF act just like global loan sharks when they demand control of a country's resources in return for their low interest rate loan. Their mishandling of these emerging economies has resulted in the fat bankers of the West becoming richer while the countries they loan to become...
If you want to build an ornamental raised bed garden, and aren't quite sure how to, or are looking for ideas, then have a look at how I built mine. Raised bed gardens don't have to be ugly structures and can be built to blend well in any garden setting.
Growing saffron is incredible easy to do, and should see your kitchen furnished with enough saffron to see you through the year without having to pay the horrendously high shop prices for saffron strands.
Malissa Jones, the girl once the dubbed the Fattest Teenager in Britain has now been diagnosed anoxeric by doctors. Her weight plummeted from nearly 500lbs to just over 100lbs following drastic gastric band surgery.
Shocking news from the Palace - Queen Elizabeth II is black. This fact has been carefully hidden from public eyes for all those years, and now the secret is out.
Every city in the world has its gangsters, the ones who control the drug dealing, prostitution and general law-breaking. This article is about Glasgow gangsters.
Now deceased, Glasgow's very own Godfather, Arthur Thompson, was one of the most vicious and ruthless gangsters Glasgow had ever seen.
The Glasgow taxi gangster wars started after the some shrewd operators tried to muscle in one the lucrative taxi trade without having the necessary and expensive papers taxi drivers are required to produce. With no licence, no knowledge and no public hire insurance, these people soon found...
The TX4 London-type taxi is designer with passenger and driver comfort and safety in mind. As taxicabs go, the London-type taxi is by far the safest design for the driver, as he is separated from his passengers by a partition. The TX4 taxi is the latest model and is much improved over earlier...
Here is a list of the top 10 funny car model names. Motor manufacturers have the unenviable task of thinking up new names for each model of car, and sometimes the names they choose do not translate well in other languages.
Erin Hunter is the name for a group of authors who have written the Warriors book series, about groups of warrior cats living in and around a forest near a city. Warriors are hugely popular among youngsters, many of whom adopt warrior names to post in special Warrior chatrooms and message board...
Valencia in Spain is not a place widely though of as having paddy fields, yet the rice grown here has a long history and is widely used in cooking throughout the world.
Datura stramonium is the botanical name for Jimson Weed, which is a member of the poisonous and hallucinogenic group of plants. It grows the world over, wild in some places, and is best recognized in case of accidental ingestion.
This article will teach you two different ways of growing avocado plants from seeds and also provide tips on how to care for and repot your new plant.
Learn what the signs and symptoms of Cushing's Syndrome in dogs, so that you will recognise it should your dog sadly develop this often fatal illness.
When your child is unwell and feverish, there are certain conditions you want to exclude before you rush out to the medical center to see a doctor. Measles is one of them. Highly infectious, if you suspect measles keep your child at home. Learn what are the signs and symptoms of measles and call...
Ceanothus, commonly known as California lilac, is a wonderful shrub with beautiful pastel shades of showy flowers. Learn how to grow and propagate this glorious plant.
You may have smelled the glorious night-blooming jasmine while on vacation in warmer climes but not realised where the scent was coming from. Learn about the plant and how it likes to grow.
What is the link between Prince Charles and Alzheimer's Disease? Reports suggest that Prince Charles may be suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and that he is suffering from memory loss along with worrying signs of mental confusion.
This is a collection of Scouse jokes which are among the funniest in the world. Scouse is a local name for the people of Liverpool in northern England, and warmer, friendlier bunch of people is harder to find anywhere. they also have a great sense of humor, and don't mind others poking gentle fun...
Liverpool people have a great sense of humour and will enjoy this compilation of jokes made about them as much as anybody else reading them. The City of Liverpool that sits at the mouth of the River Mersey in England boasts a top class football team, Liverpool FC, about which many of the joke are...
This is the traditional Liverpool stew recipe, as told to me by a genuine Scouser, about how to make Scouse.
So you have spotted the nests of the pine processionary caterpillar in the pine trees in, or near your garden,and want to know how to get rid of them, safely. If you live in southern Europe, at certain times of the year, usually starting December/ January, you will notice what seems to be a silky...
The San Bushmen are a tribe from the Kalahari Desert in Africa that have an amazing history that is well worth reading about. It was also the San who discovered the sustaining food qualities of the plant called Hoodia Gordonii.
Some Red Sea Sharks can be very dangerous indeed, as indicated by a recent spate of deaths in the area due to shark attack. If you'd like to know what kind of shark lives in the Red Sea, read on...
Shark attacks in the red Sea happen with unfailing frequency thanks to baiting by diving boat companies desperate to make a fast buck by selling unsafe shark-sighting tours to unwary tourists.
Iresine, aka blood leaf, is a beautiful houseplant with deep red stems and leaves. Learn how to propagate and care for this beautiful plant.
The use of the parastic wasp for greenhouse aphid control is becoming more prevalent, as growers rush to find ways to produce greenhouse crops without using chemical pesticides.
Looking for something to entertain your cat? A catnip plant is just the thing! Most cats go mad for catnip and it is really is something to watch them rolling in it, purring, yowling, and generally just going daft for a few minutes. Then they get up and walk away as if nothing happened!
Learn how to care for your plumbago auriculata plant if you are lucky enough to have one. These beautiful plants grow well in subtropical climates around the world and will reward you every spring, summer, and early autumn with gorgeous powder blue flowers.
Every Windows computer comes pre-loaded with Spider Solitaire. The idea is to get new users used to using a mouse and keyboard, but some of us just love playing Spider Solitaire. Here is how to play.
If you ever visit Relleu, an ancient town in the mountainous area of the Marina Baixa in Alicante, Spain, then visit some of the best bars as listed here.
Angelina Jolie's tomboy daughter wants to actually be a boy, claims her mom. 4 year old Shiloh dresses in boys clothes and has a boyish haircut. Is this not yet another publicity stunt?
Growing English bluebells is quite easy, although the whole process is slow, taking 4 to 5 years for the seedlings to grow bulbs big enough to produce flowers. Having said that, it is almost the only way to buy traditional English bluebells as it is forbidden to take the bulbs from the wild.
If you are pregnant for the first time, you may be interested to know what is considered to be a normal pregnancy, and see lots of photos of fetal development at the different stages right through to childbirth.
The advent of raised bed gardening has been a blessing for the elderly and disabled as the designs mean they can now weed, plant and care for flowers and vegetables on their own without needing assistance. Learn how easy is it to build a concrete raised bed garden on which the disabled can rest...
If you're on a low carb diet but have a sweet tooth, then here are some delicious dessert recipes using Splenda as a sweetener that will not upset your diet.
The making of the traditional Christmas dinner is usually a chaotic affair with many mouths to feed and many dishes to prepare. Read about how Christmas dinner is made in our house.
The Magic Food Processor is by far the best money can buy. Guaranteed to last for years and years, you can be sure that your Magimix food processor will slice, chop, liquidize, knead, mix or whatever you need done to your food, with the utmost ease and convenience.
Fire safety is something Hispanic communities seem not to have considered when they install window security grills, known as 'rejas'. A new company has been set up in Spain's Costa Blanca, selling a new design of security grill that can be opened from the inside of a house in event of fire.
Is Benidorm hoaching with cockroaches? Benidorm, situated as it is on the coast of the Mediterranean in South East Spain, is famous for its clement weather, for its sunshine, and for its all-year round tourist attractions. Permanently warm, it...
The whole science of geology is fascinating, and this is a beginners guide explaining the rock formations that make up planet Earth and the types of rock we have, as well as tectonic plate shifts.
Benidorm has many attractions if you are looking for things to do while on vacation. From several theme parks to island visits and tours to see natural springs and other things of interest, you will never be short of things to do.
I'm a bit unfortunate in that I am allergic to many insect bites from sandflies to gnats and biting midgies, and so I do my best to identify types in case I need hospital treatment.
Most people have never even heard of a molar pregnancy until they are diagnosed with having one. Molar pregnancies can be complete or partial.
Gold panning, prospecting and mining is a great way to spend your leisure hours. Scotland in the UK has great reserves of untapped gold.
Scolopendra cingulata is the name of a particularly dangerous centipede that lives in Europe, around the Mediterranean basin. Be very wary if you spot one, because they can bite and leave a nasty reaction.
If your rubber plant ever throws out a flower, you can collect those seeds and plant them. If you're wondering how to grow a rubber plant from seed, here are the steps you need to take.
Nepeta cataria is commonly known as catnip, because cats go mad for it. Growing catnip in your garden is a good idea if you have cats, just for the entertainment value of watching how they react. Learn how to grow catnip from seed so that your cat has his own supply.
Did you ever try growing citrus trees from seed? If you've ever wondered how to grow a citrus tree from a lemon, orange, mandarin or other pip, read on. Learn how to to sprout the pips and take care of the resulting plants.
Out of all the sharks of the Mediterranean Sea, which ones are the most dangerous and are they likely to come to shallow water where you might be bathing? Are they something we should be scared of, or are bathers protected?
Commercial-sized greenhouses are, space permitting, worth thinking of buying. You may have a 8 x 6 or a 12 x 8 greenhouse, but find you simply do not have enough room for all your plants plus all the tools you need to keep in your greenhouse for daily use, so here I am going to look at the much...
Campbeltown in Argyll, Scotland, is situated near the bottom of the Kintyre peninsula in south west Scotland. An old town, it has been in existence for half a millennium and has seen traditional industries rise and fall.
Cestrum Nocturnum is quite possibly the strongest scented plant in the world as it can be smelled from 500 metres away. It's other names are Galan de Noche, Dama de Noche, and Lady of the Night.