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Share A 700 year old love story.
2014-9-19 15:48
A 700 year old love story.
We all love a love story and here's one that may beat them all. This pair of lovers have been holding hands in death for an estimated 700 years in a lost grave in the equally lost English chapel of St MorrellLeicestershire, central England. A team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) working with volunteers on a four-year excavation project at the lost chapel found the two skeletons with their fingers entwined. Archaeologist, Vicki Score& ...
Personal category: Weird stories|5654 views|13 comments Popularity 13
Share Will rising sea levels be the end of Kiribati?
2014-9-18 17:53
Will rising sea levels be the end of Kiribati?
The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity that the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next weekdespite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. The Australian PM is a proud climate change sceptic who only a few years ago claimed that climate change was all b....shit. World leaders including US president Barrack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN ...
Personal category: History|2930 views|9 comments Popularity 6
Share Is Japan's slaughter of Whales "Scientific Whaling" or "Commercia
2014-9-18 08:41
Is Japan's slaughter of Whales "Scientific Whaling" or "Commercia
In May this year the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Japan must immediately stop its whaling program in the Antarctic.The ICJ's 16-judge panel ruled 12 votes to four in favour of Australia's argument that Japan's whaling program was not in fact designed and carried out for scientific purposes.The court ruled that Japan must revoke current whaling permits and refrain from issuing any more. Japan has used the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whali ...
Personal category: History|3054 views|6 comments Popularity 4
Share Cellphone Addicts lane only please
2014-9-17 18:08
Cellphone Addicts lane only please
The city of Chongqing unveiled a lane specially designated for people who want to walk and use their cellphone's. “Cellphone's, walk in this lane at your own risk” is printed on the lane in white lettering. The adjoining lane reads “No cellphones.” Please where will it all end? Has the mobile phone taken over our lives to this extent? Recently National Geographic television show paintedabout a block on Washington's 18th Street with similar warningsas part of a behavi ...
Personal category: Living|3858 views|7 comments Popularity 6
Share A recipe for disaster? Possibly.
2014-8-1 17:02
A recipe for disaster? Possibly.
It's winter in Australia now and the weather'sbloody beautiful. I had spent much of last winter in China and I have to tell you it was hard for a lad born and bred in the tropics of north Queensland to wear thermal underwear and swap his thongs for shoes and socks for a couple of months. Although I've travelled a fair bit with my work over the years I always seemed to manage to evade the winters of other countries somehow. I had been living in China sort of semi-retired, the age ...
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Share The overworked and underpaid
2014-7-29 16:16
The overworked and underpaid
It's been a while since I contributed anything here not because I haven't wanted to but because of illness. I'm starting to feel a bit better lately and I really need to keep the old thinker active so I thought a bit of writing may take my mind off my problems. I had to return to Australia to undergo medical treatment because I didn't have medical insurance in China but I did have back home. Even though I'm back home amongst family and friends I'm a little homesick for Chengdu. Unfortunatel ...
Personal category: Living|5457 views|0 comments Popularity 11
Share Justin apologises for shrine visit
2014-4-24 10:41
Justin apologises for shrine visit
SoJustin Bieber visits Japan's Yasukuni Shrine and its news, well I guess everything he does is news to some people. However I think by inadvertently involving himself in thegeopolitical scene is something he really wouldn't want. A twenty year old pop star probably doesn't have much time for this sort of thing. He's reported to have around16 million Instagram followers in Asia and with this many receiving his thoughts and comments about as sensitive a political issue as the Ya ...
Personal category: History|2334 views|16 comments Popularity 9
Share I believe in..........????
2014-4-22 16:21
I believe in..........????
A few years ago at a Christmas gathering, my sister revealed to the family that she was now a Buddhist and that we should respect her new beliefs. I didn't have a problem with this because up until then I had two Christian brothers, a younger brother who was a member of some fundamentalist church, a daughter who worshipped some guru in India, an ex wife who believed that she was an American Indian in a past life and a Mother who at ninety two wanted to be baptised into the The Jehovah's Witnesse ...
Personal category: Living|2224 views|2 comments Popularity 1
Share Chinese Zebra Crossings. [imgid=0][imgid=0][imgid=0][imgid=0]
2014-4-21 14:06
Chinese Zebra Crossings. [imgid=0][imgid=0][imgid=0][imgid=0]
Apparently, as a pedestrian I am a very inconsiderate person and I have to update my road safety rules to a modern Chinese version of pedestrian road safety. I realised this fact only the other day when I almost damaged an innocent motorists vehicle by my stupid outdated beliefs about road safety. You see, for the last sixty five years I've lived by the road safety rules taught to me as I grew up in Australia. Rule number one was; when crossing a road look right, then look left and then look rig ...
Personal category: Living|3712 views|12 comments Popularity 5
Share This Black Dog is no mate of mine.
2014-4-7 11:01
"I'm praying for rain in California, so the grapes can grow and they can make more wine" The melancholy tune, "Little old wine drinker me" sung by Dean Martin was all that was needed to unleash the old black dog upon me once again. I knew by now that the wine bottle that looked up at me from it's place on the wine rack had to stay exactly where it was, so I turned my head away towards the radio and pulled the plug on ol' Dean and his melancholia. The black dog of depression is som ...
Personal category: Living|2765 views|2 comments Popularity 1
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  • A 700 year old love story. 2014-9-22 10:01

    Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted your blog.

  • A 700 year old love story. 2014-9-22 09:28

    laoren1234: Yeh, can't stop to wonder what was their cause of death.
    Yes it does make one think, for both of them to die and to be buried together like that so long ago.

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