日期:2012-05-18 The orange thread traditionally used to sew Levi Strauss blue jeans was intentionally selected to match the copper rivets(铆钉) that doubled the durability of the jeans. Levi Strauss, however, neither envisioned this particular use for copper rive... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-05-09 Italians are considered the most handsome men in the world while men who are balding(变秃的) and aging do not necessarily lose their looks, according to an international survey on what makes men attractive. A Male Beauty survey of nearly 10,000 me... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-03-24 St Patrick's Day is being celebrated by Irish communities around the world. Here we list 10 fascinating facts about the celebration of Ireland's patron saint(守护神) : 1. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain,... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-03-14 As Republicans sort out(挑选) the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit(神职人员) . Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D. I'm bathing in holy water as I type. To be more specific, the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2011-07-22 Standard usage includes those words and expressions understood, used, and accepted by a majority of the speakers of a language in any situation regardless of the level of formality. As such, these words and expressions are well defined and listed in... 阅读全文>>

日期:2011-07-12 If by suburb is meant an urban margin that grows more rapidly than its already developed interior, the process of suburbanization(郊区化) began during the emergence of the industrial city in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Before tha... 阅读全文>>

日期:2011-04-04 An American friend has invited you to visit his family. You've never been to an American's home before, and you're not sure what to do. Should you take a gift? How should you dress? What time should you arrive? What should you do when you get there?... 阅读全文>>

日期:2011-04-04 The name Christmas is short for Christ's Mass. A Mass is a kind of Church service. Christmas is a religious festival. It is the day we celebrate as the birthday of Jesus. There are special christmas services in Christian churches all over the world.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2011-03-16 The Round Table Knights were a group of greatest knights who had the honour to sit at the Round Table at King Arthurs court. According to a story, Arthur had a carpenter build the Round Table to show that no knight, not even Arthur himself was head... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-11-18 The International Olympic Committee created by Paris Congress on 23rd June 1894, is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. It has its headquaters in Lausanne Switzerland. The IOC has unquestionable powers as guide, guardian and arbiter(仲裁... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-10-05 Like many other sports, table tennis began as a mild social diversion(转移,消遣) . Descending(递减,下行) , along with lawn tennis and badminton(羽毛球) , from the ancient medieval(中世纪的) game of tennis. It was popular in England in the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-10-05 One of the biggest shocks when you arrive in a new country can be the clothes people are wearing. You may look fashionable at home, but you suddenly find you are behind the times or simply someone to laugh at when you arrive abroad. With this in min... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-20 On 26 May 1928, at a meeting in Amsterdam, the Fifa congress decided that a new tournament(锦标赛,联赛) open to all its members should be played. A year later in Barcelona it was agreed that Uruguay, the Olympic champions and the era's footballin... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-20 Hundreds of places in the world have huge blue waves, white sand beaches, and beautiful young people carrying surfboards. But, when people think of surfing, many first think of Hawaii, U.S.A. Not only because Hawaii has some of the best, and most da... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-20 Between Macedon and Thessaly of eastern Greece there stood a high mountain. Its cloudy top rushed into the very heavens. On the top of the mountain, the home of the gods was bathed in brightness. At Olympus Zeus ruled as the father of gods and men.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-20 When you are watching the wonderful F1, have you noticed the flags of different colors? And do you know the exact meaning of it? If not, look further for some information. RED FLAG : Usually the red flag appears only at the beginning and the end of... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-20 The UK has a proud Paralympic(残奥会) heritage, and London 2012 will set new standards for inclusion and accessibility in every aspect of the Games. The Paralympic Movement has its origins here when neurologist(神经病学家) Sir Ludwig Guttman org... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-20 Olympic rings colors: blue, yellow, black, green and red became the symbol of the Cold War, with the passage of time and changes in the development of the Olympic movement, the interpretation(解释,翻译) of the Olympic logo also has changed. Accor... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-03 The ever so-beloved West End musical Mamma Mia! has finally been taken from the stage to the silver screen(银幕,电影) . The international premiere(首映式) of the film was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in central London, 30 June 2008. The f... 阅读全文>>

日期:2010-09-03 If you visit a supermarket in the UK in March or April, you will notice a curious(好奇的,古怪的) thing: shelf after shelf is filled with large, brightly-coloured eggs. Look a little closer and you will discover something else. These eggs are't re... 阅读全文>>

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