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  1. The kilt

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... worker, for example. Banned In 1688, the English Parliament took the throne from King James the II. They were worried about his Catholic faith and closeness to France. The result was a series of uprisings, even wars, in England, Scotland and Ireland. The fighting was between those who supported Parliament and those who wanted King James back. In 1746, King George II banned the kilt ...

  2. Wombats

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Interesting facts It takes wombats about eight days to digest what they eat. This allows them to get maximum nutrition from the food. They also move very slowly. But when they are attacked, for example, they can reach up to 40km/h. Wombats usually live in the wild for about five years. But in zoos, they can live up to 20 years. One wombat in captivity lived ...

  3. The human brain

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Control centre You can think of the brain as the control centre of the body. It's like the cockpit of a plane, but much more complicated. There are still many things we don't really understand. We know we need it for everything we do. We need it to speak and see - and for all our other senses, such as hearing and smell. It also tells our body when ...

  4. Australian cuisine

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Meat pies and Lamingtons Australians used to joke that their cuisine was meat pies and Lamingtons. A Lamington is a cube of sponge cake covered in chocolate icing and coconut. Meat pies are English. Australian cuisine in the early days was very English because the British started settling down in Australia in 1788. The Australian Aborigines lived on tribal lands ...

  5. fonts

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Characters A font is a style of writing the letters in the alphabet - or Chinese characters. Fonts should really be called typefaces. But most people today just say font. In the very old days, before printing, people wrote out books by hand. But around 1450, in Germany, Johannes Gutenberg developed the first printing press. The typeface - all the letters ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fall of 'bond king' Bill Gross marks the end of an investment era

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... dubbed "the bond king". Investors hung on his every word; his newsletters were eagerly read. Perhaps only stock guru Warren Buffett has had a bigger cult following. But Gross' star ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Caspar Fownes, king of the backup

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:02am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Last season's champion trainer keeps defying the supposed hangover, scoring a double with a pair reappearing after running in the past week Fownes, king of the backup If they made the Hangover IV movie about Caspar Fownes, it would deal a dull and deadly blow to the franchise as the champion trainer continues to show absolutely ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - INQUISITION

    The inquisition: Frog King

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:14am by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee The veteran performance artist, aka Kwok Mang-ho, hopes to shoehorn his vast range of work into a commercial gallery THE INQUISITION 48 HOURS: Don't you feel hot dressed in your signature cumbersome outfit? FROG KING: Yeah, I feel like I'm wearing winter clothes in summer. I'm maintaining my image in the same way that Santa Claus maintains his ...

  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Last king of Nepal struck by heart attack

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Last king of Nepal struck by heart attack Nepal's last king, Gyanendra Shah, was in a stable condition in a Kathmandu hospital yesterday after ... in his left artery and we performed a procedure last night to open the obstruction," the ex-king's doctor and director of the hospital, Bharat Rawat, said. Rawat said the former king ...

  10. News - World - HISTORY

    Hail of vicious blows to head killed King Richard III, scans of skull show

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Scans reveal vicious head wounds and back Shakespeare's account Richard III's brutal death laid bare King Richard III probably perished at the hands ... down on the three-century dynasty of his Plantagenet clan, and ushering in the Tudors. "The most likely injuries to have caused the king's death are the two to the inferior aspect ...




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