Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs in Switzerland

Guinea pigs are tiny sociable rodents that cannot bear being lonely. In fact they could die from isolation. That is why in Switzerland they have an unusual animal welfare law that prohibits guinea pig owners from keeping the tiny furry rodents on their own. It is against law in Switzerland to keep pet guinea pigs alone. […]


Trains in Switzerland always leave the station on the full minute

In Switzerland the Swiss railway clock was designed in 1944 by Hans Hilfiker, a Swiss engineer, together with Mobatime, a clock manufacturer, for use by the Swiss Federal Railways as a station clock. In 1953, Hilfiker added a red second hand in the shape of a railway guard’s signaling disc. Technology The clock owes its […]