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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708125/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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691907/wombats
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691206/human-brain
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688407/australian-cuisine
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680297/fonts
  6. Animation

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Moving pictures have been around for more than 100 years and continue to be a source of delight Movies Animation is a series of pictures - or objects - that create the illusion of movement. Usually animation is a movie. Probably the most famous ones are m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684082/animation
  7. Rite stuff

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Aventurina King

    ... WHEN SHEN WEI first heard Igor Stravinsky's orchestral The Rite of Spring in 1989, the US-based Chinese choreographer was enthralled by the score's rich and evocative texture. But it was the four-hand piano (over-dubbing) version by Fazil Say th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567659
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea kings brew up something special

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Milk tea kings brew up something special Amid bustling traffic and the chatter of pedestrians, three milk tea masters raise their kettles high- deftly ... August 14 to 16. Since its inception, the annual contest has matched authentic milk tea brewing connoisseurs against one another to compete for the grand title of "Kam Cha King". During ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561343/milk-tea-kings-brew-something-special
  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... just a connection", but a key public space within the Dragon King Harbour River development. Recreational, ecological and touristic programmes will be integrated into the construction ... Changes You), in which he outlines the potential for overlap of Western and Chinese architectural concepts. The Dragon King Bridge, he believes, shows that it really can work out. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1558276/chinas-dragon-king-bridge-connects-two-architectural-concepts
  10. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:18pm

    ... in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan. McDonald’s and KFC’s parent Yum Brands apologised ... it already ordered McDonald’s to seal over 4,500 boxes of suspected meat products and Yum’s Pizza Hut to seal over 500 boxes of beef. Fast-food chain Burger King and Dicos, China’s third-ranked fast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557182/china-food-scandal-spreads-japan-starbucks-and-burger-king-admit-they

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