The Brink of Extinction: The Most Endangered Animals in the World

Yangtze Finless Porpoise

The Yangtze River is not only the longest river in China, but it’s also one of just two rivers on the planet where two species of dolphins have been known to live. Sadly the Baiji dolphin was already declared extinct in 2007 leaving behind the Yangtze Finless Porpoise which could very well meet the same fate.

This freshwater dolphin, known to locals as “jiangzhus” or “river pigs”, are more rare than China’s revered Giant Panda yet little is being done to save the remaining population of around 1000-1800. Snaring, electro fishing, cargo ship propellers, and a shrinking fish population are all contributing factors in the rapid disappearance of the Yangtze finless porpoise and scientists estimate that the species will be completely extinct in around 10-15 years.



Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…