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Shake and shimmer

What you'll need

*A jar *A figurine that won't be spoiled by water *Glycerine - you can get at a pharmacy *Waterpoof glue - ask someone to help you with this

1. Fill the jar to the top with water.

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, 12:00am

Bad design led to theme park deaths

Six people died at a Shenzhen amusement park in June because of a bad design that led to a broken bolt, the official investigation has found.

The tragedy happened on the Space Journey ride, similar to a carousel but spinning nearly four times as fast to give riders, strapped in pairs in 12 capsules, the g-force sensation of a rocket's take-off.

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Frontline figures

Nothing spurs technological advances quite like a war. Particularly intriguing are those inventions that result from the need for secrecy, such as the U-2 spy plane, a high-altitude, radar-defying stealth aircraft first designed for the United States military in the early 1950s, amid mounting cold-war tension, to keep an eye on the Soviets.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Central Market's cover-up decried

Even before the historic Central Market is transformed into an 'urban oasis', hundreds of screws have been driven into its walls as part of a plan to make it look better.

13 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Perfect timing

Hermes has a knack for fusing function and fashion and the newest Passe-passe watch is no exception. The design features an interchangeable leather strap and a tiny screw that easily pops off to release the stainless-steel face from the band.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Visitor bites on screw while eating cake

A 38-year-old two-way permit holder was sent to hospital after he bit on a screw allegedly hidden in a piece of carrot cake as he ate with a Hong Kong friend in a Mong Kok restaurant yesterday morning. When police arrived at the Chinese-style restaurant in Grand Tower Shopping Centre the men handed over a thumb-sized screw.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am


Banging, pumping, pulling or pounding: whichever method you prefer, it is not easy to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Stories abound about folks desperately wresting corks from the necks of bottles in ingenious ways.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Can you suggest ways of storing and displaying my huge collection of costume jewellery?

16 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Home Help

I've just discovered evidence of woodworm in my Chinese scroll paintings. How should I deal with it?

21 Jan 2001 - 12:00am