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Great White Sharks Heading for Extinction

Great White Shark breaching for attack
If you want a beach crowded with surfers and swimmers and other sun worshippers to empty out within a minute, cup your hands by the side of your mouth and shout loudly, 'SHARK' and wait for this miracle to happen.Because the very word conjures up images from Steven Spielberg's movie 'Jaws'. An image of a gaping mouth with rows...

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
All of us are very familiar with the mustachioed Little Tramp with the bowler hat and cane _ Charlie Chaplin. But behind this little fellow lurked an extremely creative film maker who scripted, directed and starred in some of the best films of the century.Charlie Chaplin was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England on 16 April 1889. His...

Three Nations or One?

August 19: Tang Weijiang is an angry man. He is suing the famous Japanese company Canon for causing him mental distress! Reason - Tang, a Chinese, was furious that the company making a particular brand of printer, in its publicity video, had given the impression that China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were three separate countries.He is demanding $12 million...

Dangerous Red Tide in HongKong

Sea beaches around HongKong have a problem. They regularly face the threat of a 'Red Tide'.The 'Red Tide' kills fish in sea farms and in the open seas. Actually, the 'Red Tide' is reddish brown algae that floats on water near the coastline. It enters the gills of the fish swimming about in the sea and kills them.The gills...

Rats

Excerpts from  'Rats'. First published by Vigyan Prasar, IndiaNow at this time there was a great plague of rats in the London Docks. They were specially fierce rats, whose ancestors had come on steamers from Hong Kong along with tea and ginger and silk and rice. These rats ate all sorts of food which are brought to London in...

Teachers who Ticked Correct Answers Wrong

August 19: Do you know what a universal truth is? It is a truth that never changes, wherever in the world you might wish to test it.For example, we all know that the earth goes round the sun. It's a truth that will never change, at least not until the solar system lasts.Another universal truth we're told to believe...

Bruce Lee

The Chinese American actor Bruce Lee, was born in San Francisco on November 27, 1940. Born a sickly child, he was named Li Jun Fan a female name by his mother to ward off evil spirits. His dad an Hong Kong opera singer returned back to Hong Kong along with his family in 1941.As a kid martial arts and...

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