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Sign up for stardom and a challenging chance to take on the world in Rome

The urban jungle will be the setting for another new sports challenge this autumn.

Before the Central Rat Race on October 28 raises cash for the Mindset charity, another race called City Chase will be held next month.

Friday, 24 August, 2007, 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Pictures of young starlet in wet t-shirt ruled not pornographic by magistrate ... to be sure, the guy spent hours closely examining every bit of the photos

2 Waste-reduction scheme to import thousands of worms because local worms too lazy ... but they'll all get Sundays off to gather and wiggle around Central

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The dangers in spinning a line on worms

The sudden emergence of bloodworms in nine public swimming pools last summer posed no threat to health. But the presence of the creatures did suggest very strongly that hygiene standards in the pools were poor - a matter that certainly deserved to be taken seriously.

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Worms shut all pools at Kowloon Park

The government has closed all swimming pools at Kowloon Park indefinitely after failing to find the source of bloodworms in the pools.

Worms were found in two of the three indoor pools earlier this month.

24 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain... all will be explained

Why do seagulls stamp their feet on the wet grass early in the morning when it has just rained?

It is a kind of dance and is not only restricted to seagulls. Waders also like to dance, especially oystercatchers.

They do not only do the dance after raining, but also during heavy dew or when snow covering the ground has melted exposing large patches of grass.

6 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why does my dog pee a little everywhere he goes? Like their wolf relatives, dogs do this to mark out an area as their territory. When other dogs sniff these spots, they know they have to behave in this dog's area, get out, or fight to stay and be top dog.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Wriggling war of worms

Worms 2 For PC CD ROMs The worms are back - bigger, zanier and with even more personality.

If you love war games and bizarre weapons, Worms 2 should appeal.

Worms 2 is a strategy game where between two and six teams battle it out over fascinating landscapes.

26 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Banque Indosuez to grow in Asia

THE chairman of Banque Indosuez, Gerard Worms, yesterday said the company had a US$2 billion shopping list to expand its Asian industrial activities.

Mr Worms, who was in Hong Kong with other board members to commemorate 100 years of banking in the territory, said the funds were from the sale of its insurance division Groupe Victoire to Britain's Commercial Union.

17 Sep 1994 - 12:00am