Abuja is the capital of Nigeria. It has a population of around 780,000.
Scientific name: meles meles (European badger)
Badgers are related to weasels, otters, wolverines and ferrets. They eat small animals and sometimes insects. Badgers come from Europe. They are excellent diggers, and make themselves burrows called setts. A male badger is a boar, a female badger is a sow and a baby badger is a cub. The collective name for a group of badgers is a cete.
When there is danger, something bad could happen to you. There are often warning signs around dangerous things.
Scientific name: zingiber officinale
Ginger is a root which is used in cooking. It is used to make gingerbread men, in gravies, stir-fries, curries and cakes. It has a strong, sharp taste. It can be used as a medicine too, particularly for easing morning sickness, or to aid digestion.
Scientific name: hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangeas are a flowering plant from Southeast Asia. They grow big bundles of flowers and look very nice put in a vase. Some types of hydrangea change colour depending on how acid the soil is. They grow blue flowers in acidic soil, white or pale cream flowers in neutral soil and pink or purple flowers in alkaline soils.
The Jolly Roger is a flag with a skull and crossbones that was traditionally flown on a pirate ship, although many pirates would just fly a plain black flag. The reason pirates wanted people to know they were pirates was just to frighten the crew of other ships into giving up without a fight. The Jolly Roger in the picture is being flown along with some other modern flags.
Niger is a country in inland western Africa. The capital of Niger is Niamey. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. People in Niger speak French. Not to be confused with Nigeria.
A ninja is a member of a Japanese society. Ninjas are highly trained in stealth and martial arts, and were typically hired for covert operations and assassinations.
A plunger is a device made up of a rubber cup on the end of a stick. The cup is put over a drain and pushed up and down to break up blockages in plumbing.
A stranger is someone that you do not know or have never met before. The opposite of a stranger is a friend.