TAKE 5

Five cold and cool facts about anything and everything.

Venezuela

White Elephants Around The World, A Video Tour

Brazil struggled to complete the sporting venues needed for the Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro. But what about the brand new stadiums that were built especially for the ...

Brazil

Take 5: Olympic Underdogs To Watch In Rio Games

With the Olympic Games finally upon us, many spectators are focused on living legends like Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar, Jamaica's record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt or Michael ...

United Kingdom

Beaches To Cheese: 5 Unexpected Brexit Consequences

"This has implications for absolutely everything," political editor for BBC News Laura ...

United Kingdom

Swipe, Pray, Fast: The 5 Top Apps For Ramadan 2016

Ramadan is a sacred month of prayer and fasting from dawn to dusk observed by Muslims around the world. But the holy month, which this year runs from June 6 to July ...

Italy

L'Aquila, And The Global Challenge Of Disaster Recovery

In L'Aquila, the new houses were supposed to withstand earthquakes, but “they didn't even withstand the rain.” The grim reality from this central Italian city ...

Switzerland

April Fools International: World's Best Pranks Ever?

PARIS — April Fools' Day is an international celebration of silliness, with roots in ancient ...

Norway

Norway's Alternative Prisons, Part Of Global Push To Innovate On Inmates

A new light is shining on the Norwegian penal system as terrorist Anders Behring Breivik demands ...