Irish weddings are elegant and large celebrations. Grooms dress in kilts that signify their family’s clan, while brides dress in white to signify their purity. Family members travel far and wide to attend weddings, and the receptions are always massive celebrations involving beer and music.

Bill Gates and other investors have secured a ‘doomsday seed vault’ to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

Africa is being split into two due to the birth of a new ocean. In 2005, an 8 m (26 ft) wide and 60 km (37 miles) long stretch of the earth opened up in just 10 days.