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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Henry Steiner: the king of graphic design

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... Sarah Lazarus You've seen Henry Steiner's work. It stares at you from billboards, banks and other buildings- it's even lurking in your pocket. Sarah Lazarus meets the father of Hong Kong graphic design as he celebrates his company's 50 ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    'Kidnapped' brain tumour patient Ashya King finishes proton therapy

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Prague 'Kidnapped' boy finishes therapy Five-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King is feeling better after 30 sessions of proton therapy ... complications," he said, adding that the boy would now undergo further treatment, possibly chemotherapy, in Spain where his family owns a house. King's case made headlines after his parents removed ...

  7. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    British war hero ‘Jack King’ revealed as bank clerk Eric Arthur Roberts

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... raids. He found out about it from his work at a plant which was doing defence-related work. Kohout passed the strategic information to Jack King, who he believed was a Gestapo agent working undercover in Britain. Kohout expected King to give the information to the Nazis, so they could copy the technology and put the weapon to use themselves. But King was an imposter actually working ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias cons Spanish elite from the king down

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Authorities are amazed and embarrassed at the feats of 'Little Nicholas' At just 20, con man meets the king Police in Spain have arrested an alleged con man, aged 20, who embarrassed the establishment by posing as a VIP and even had himself photographed shaking hands with the king. Fresh-faced and curly-haired, the sharp-suited ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai scholar faces criminal complaint for 'insulting' long-dead king

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Complaint in Thailand over remarks about monarch who died in early 17th century Scholar accused of insulting dead king A prominent Thai scholar is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than 400 years ago. Sulak Sivaraksa, 82, was cited by two retired senior army officers on charges of lèse-majesté, ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king has gall bladder removed

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Doctors satisfied with outcome of surgery, two days after ailing monarch was rushed to hospital Thai king on mend after gall bladder surgery Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has had his gall bladder removed, the palace said yesterday, two days after the 86-year-old was rushed to hospital, sparking fears for his health in the politically ...




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