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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. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Sprint king Kittel wins third stage of Tour de France

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Marcel Kittel emphasised his status as the best sprinter in the world by winning the third stage of the Tour de France in a bunch finish at Buckingham Palace in London yesterday. The 26-year-old German won his second stage o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1549308/sprint-king-kittel-wins-third-stage-tour-de-france
  9. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Anger over New Zealand court leniency on Maori king’s son draws fire

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Court leniency on Maori king's son draws fire New Zealand's courts face criticism after the son of the Maori king escaped conviction on theft ... he needed an "unblemished" record if he was to succeed his father, King Tuheitia. Critics said the decision amounted to special treatment for the young royal and other indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546702/anger-over-new-zealand-court-leniency-maori-kings-son-draws-fire
  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Southwest Airlines founder Rollin King, pioneer of budget air travel, dies

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:27pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Texan's idea for no-frills airline really took off Rollin King  1931-2014 Rollin King, a Texas businessman whose idea for a no-frills intrastate airline grew into the top domestic carrier in the United States, Southwest Airlines, has died in Dallas, Texas. He was 83. In 1967, King was running a small charter service that ferried hunters around Texas when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543744/southwest-airlines-founder-rollin-king-pioneer-budget-air-travel-dies

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