August 20, 2019

Join the ride as China celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival

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Canoes, steamed rice and a poet characterizethis centuries-old tradition. And it has nothing to do with dragons. By Sandra Sparrowhawk From Reuters Community Friday June 7th 2019 marks the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar — a yearly celebration known as Duanwu in mainland China and Taiwan, Tuen Ng in Hong […]

Surgery in Paradise: Canadians explore Cayman Islands for Destination Healthcare

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By Michael Sponagle From YOUAREUNLTD Angela Bugera was desperate for a plan B. The Edmonton-based gallery owner needed a hip replacement and until she got one, her quality of life would be poor. At age 51, she was already using a cane and eventually neared the point where she required a wheelchair. Trying to run […]

Ancient Egyptians used to have gymnasiums, 2300 year old remnants found

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AP From Deccan Chronicle Egypt’s antiquities ministry says archaeologists have discovered remnants of an ancient gymnasium dating back about 2,300 years Egypt’s antiquities ministry says archaeologists have discovered remnants of an ancient gymnasium dating back about 2,300 years, from the Hellenistic period. The discovery was made by a German-Egyptian mission at the site of Watfa […]

World’s oldest tea

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The world’s oldest tea was found in a Chinese emperor’s tomb AFP From Business Insider The tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,100 years ago has yielded the oldest remains of tea, said researchers who used it to re-date part of the ancient Asian Silk Road. The plant remains were retrieved from […]

The REAL face of King Tut: Pharaoh had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth

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By Mario Ledwith for Daily Mail and Francesco Infante According to ‘virtual autopsy’ that also revealed his [King Tut] parents were brother and sister ‘Virtual autopsy’ composed of more than 2,000 computer scans carried out Genetic analysis of Tutankhamun’s family showed his parents were brother and sister Family history could also have led to his […]

The Editor Speaks: Accidents happen when we don’t follow the rules

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“All rules are there for breaking” That statement is true, but rules are there for a reason even if the reason might appear to be silly. It is because of the silly rules that the serious rules tend to be downplayed and the macho among us use them as a reason for their flaunting of […]