Geo Quiz: A pop-up restaurant in London, Café de Mort serves up some of the deadliest meals in the world. The menu includes potentially lethal delicacies including pufferfish, curried ackee, and kluwak nut pasta. MasterChef Greg Wallace preparing the deadly menu.
The Great Train Robbery figures in our Geo Quiz. Retired police constable John Wooley remembers when he cracked open the investigation nearly 50 years ago (1963). He discovered the train robber’s hangout and their hidden stash of loot.
Geo Quiz: Name a Eurasian country that is introducing some linguistic measures to diminish foreign cultural influence. The BBC’s Leyla Najafova has details on a recent ban imposed by the “terminology commission” on Russian or foreign sounding names for new born babies.
A Northern European country that’s known for technical innovation is actively promoting electric cars by launching a national network of quick chargers across the country, among the first of its kind.
For decades the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has employed his own personal composer to write songs extolling his policies. This is part of a larger campaign in which the Premier has used pop culture, songs and even comedians as propaganda.
The Roman Catholic Church is a powerhouse in the Philippines. But the recent passage of a controversial law that provides free contraception has called into question the Church’s social and political influence. It’s also put the spotlight on activists who have been challenging the Church’s power there.
What’s behind Iran’s latest decision to ban pistachio exports? Kamran Dadkhah, an economist at Northeastern University, says the temporary ban is a government effort to bring down the high price of pistachios in Iran’s deflationary economy.
US Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova weighs in on the International Olympic Committee’s decision this week to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport in 2020.
We’re looking for the name of a famous Greek island that’s located in the eastern Aegean Sea just 10 miles or so off the coast of Turkey. A 2,000-year-old life size sculpture of Eros was found on this island.
Our Geo Quiz takes you to Myanmar’s cultural capital, Mandalay. It’s a modern city that’s home to many traditional artists and performers, museums and monasteries. Bruce Wallace traveled there to see how the political changes happening elsewhere in the country are impacting Mandalay.
Chinese table tennis player Zhuang Zedong has died at the age of 73. Zhuang was the Chinese player who helped start the famous “ping-pong diplomacy” episode in the 1970s. It is what led to Richard Nixon’s famous opening to China, and his historic trip there.
It is estimated that as many as 20,000 people will get lost or be separated from their families and friends on the biggest day of the festival and will seek out assistance at the lost and found desk.
For our Geo Quiz, try to come up with the zip code for the southernmost post office in the world at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
For the Geo Quiz, we’re searching for a modern Libyan city with an ancient past. It’s located in the northwest corner of country along the Mediterranean coast.
For the Geo Quiz we’re looking for a Canadian city with a vibrant art scene. Right now the city hosting a performing arts festival. One of the performances there requires audience members to be blindfolded and led around the city by a volunteer guide.