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Home & Garden
by Susan-Wong
8 years ago
Interesting Facts About Toilets

The flushing toilet was invented in 1596 (by a man named Sir John Harrington) for Queen Elizabeth I. This British nobleman was originally barred for spreading smutty stories but then he was released after his invention.

Home & Garden
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Lucky Objects Used in Feng Shui

Space clearing bell is used to clear negative energy so that peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness can be well maintained in the home. This negative energy (also known as sha chi) may be as a result of bad events (such as an accidents, arguments, depression etc) that had taken place in the area and thus leaving a lingering unpleasant chi which in turn affects the room, house or building hindering the effect of feng shui remedies and the like.

Home & Garden
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Feng Shui Lucky Animals

Dragon is a symbol of authority. The Chinese like to use this symbol to symbolize authority and power. Dragon pictures, statues or figurines should be placed in the east of your home. Do make sure that the dragon is not facing toward the door or window.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Cambodian or Khmer New Year Festival, Celebration and Traditions

Cambodian New Year, or also called as Chaul Chnam Thmey in Khmer language, is one of the most important celebrations in the Cambodian culture. Cambodian New Year usually falls on 13th or 14th of April and lasts three days later. The holiday also represents the end of the harvest. This is the time for all farmers to enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Oshogatsu or Shogatsu, the Japanese New Year Traditions and Customs

New Year (oshogatsu or shogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan. Business usually shut down from 1st to 3rd January and families typically gather to spend the days together. Japan has adopted the solar calendar since 1873 and therefore the celebration always starts on January 1. New Year's Eve (omisoka) is the second-most important day because it is the final day of the old year.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
The Muslim Holy Month of Fasting: Ramadan - Information and Facts

Ramadan (also spelled as Ramadhan, Ramazan or Ramadaan) is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar (Hijrah calendar), which lasts 29 - 30 days. It is the holiest month for all Muslims around the world.

Technology
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Firecrackers and Sparklers Facts - What are Fireworks Made of

Firecrackers originated from China and they have been around for hundreds of years. There are different types of fireworks. Firecrackers, aerial shells and sparklers are all examples of fireworks. Although all of them share some common characteristics but each type works a little differently.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Crystal Ball Scrying or Gazing (Crystallomancy) - History and Facts

The crystal ball, known to exist in Britain as early as 2000 BC. At that time, celtic tribes were unified by a priesthood known as Druids. Druids were polytheist and revered nature. Today, many people believe that Druids are the first people to use crystals in divination. These people had a very important role in the ancient celtic societies as they were both priests, scientists, philosophers, judges, teachers and counsellors to the kings.

Entertainment
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Tibetan People - Cuture, History, Information and Facts

The inhabitants of Tibet include a few Deng people, Menpa, Luopa, Hui, Han Chinese, Sherpa and of course, Tibetans. Being an ethnic group that is native to Tibet, Tibetans are the main inhabitants who take up more than 90 percent of the regional population. Significant Tibetan minoroties also live in Bhutan, Nepal and India. Usually, the Tibetans are described by many as optimistic, bold and uninhibited people.

History
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Ban Liang, Ancient Chinese Coin of Qin Dynasty

The name Ban Liang means "half a liang". One liang consisted of 24 zhu (or equivalent of about 15,6 grams), so the coins should ideally weigh about 8 grams. However, the inscription was kept even when the weight was later reduced. Ban Liangs are found in a variety of sizes and calligraphic styles but all with the same inscription. There are 8 and 4 zhu Ban Liang: the 4 zhu weighs around 2.6 grams and the 8 zhu around 5.3 grams. Then there is also wu fen (1/5) Ban Liang - 2 zhu and 4 lei.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Dabotap and Seokgatap Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple, South Korea

The most eye-catching structures in the main court are perhaps a pair of white-granite pagodas - the 8.2 meters tall Seokgatap Pagoda and the 10.4 meters tall Dabotap Pagoda, dedicated respectively to the Buddha of Abundant Treasures and the Sakyamuni Buddha. Both of these stone pagodas are located in the temple of Bulguksa in Gyeongju, South Korea. If you enter the temple through the Cheongun and Baegun Bridge, you can see Dabotap located on the right side and Seokgatap on the left side.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Hwangnyongsa Temple and Pagoda in Gyeongju, South Korea

Hwangnyongsa or Hwangnyong Temple was a Buddhist temple in the city of Gyeongju, South Korea. Its name means Yellow/Golden Dragon Temple or Imperial/Emperor Dragon Temple. Hwangnyongsa no longer exists, but once stood about 150 yards to the west of Bunhwangsa temple. It was built during the Silla period, in the 6th century, under the patronage of the Silla royal family. Being the nation's largest temple, Hwangnyongsa also housed the bulk of the country's major Buddhist treasures.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China - History and Facts

The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing is no longer exist. The tower (also known as Porcelain Pagoda) was located on the south bank of Yangtcze. Other name known includes 'Baoensi', meaning "Temple of Gratitude", it was consructed during the Ming dynasty as a Buddhist pagoda, this is why it is also called as Porcelain Pagoda. However, the tower was destroyed during the Taiping rebellion around 19th century.

Lifestyle
by Susan-Wong
9 years ago
Tiger Hill Pagoda (Huqiu Tower) in Suzhou China

Tiger Hill Pagoda or Yunyan Pagoda is a Chinese pagoda built during the Northern Song dynasty from 959 - 961. It is one of the most famous sight of Suzhou, with beautiful old trees and cultural relics everywhere - the Broken Beam Hall, the Sword Testing Stone, the Sword Pond, the Thousand Men Rock etc.

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