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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. News - World - WEALTH

    Student digs that are fit for a king

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by GDN

    ... that are fit for a king There is a new breed of student in London and they're looking for accommodation just a little smarter than your average digs. Rich offspring of Middle Eastern royals, ... expensive". But he added: "I really enjoy it, I love Chelsea. The Kings Road is my favourite place, and it's like, 20ft from my place." Yassine is the son of a Parisian jewellery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587288/student-digs-are-fit-king
  8. Magazines - Style - DIVERSIONS

    Live like a king or queen on luxury getaway

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by JACQUELINE.TSANG

    ... It's not just a castle and comfy chambers that make a king or queen smile- it's the special attention and care one receives at these regal sanctuaries that really make them a crown ... back as AD980 by the first Lord of Saint-Loup, who was known as "Dragon". It once served as a prison for the French king John the Good during the Battle of Poitiers in 1356. Manicured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1581216/live-king-or-queen-luxury-getaway
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Review: Tong King-sum

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by John Batten

    ... John Batten Tong King-sum HK Museum of Art Until December 31   Tong King-sum was one of an influential group of post-second world war artists whose enthusiasm for art and aesthetic creativity is proof that Hong Kong's "story" is not only about a frenzied entrepreneurial spirit, sweatshop labour and property development. Tong studied art subjects at the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1582973/review-tong-king-sum
  10. News - China Insider - SMARTPHONES

    Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:29pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com A new report by Baidu reveals that Android phones hold 79 per cent of China's market share New data released by Chinese search engine Baidu reveals that the Android platform is dominant in China, while Apple’s iOS is ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1581235/despite-iphones-popularity-android-remains-king-china

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