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The Door to Hell

The Derweze in Turkmenistan – or, as the locals have called it, ‘The Door to Hell’. This giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since. Soviet geologists were drilling at the site […]

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Do chickens need roosters to be able to lay eggs?

This is a common misconception. You don’t need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. A rooster is needed to fertilize the eggs to hatch them into baby chicks, but hens will lay just as many eggs whether there’s a rooster around or not. Some farmers prefer to keep an all-female flock, and urban […]