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Asian Geographic JUNIOR Issue 4 - 2015

In ASIAN Geographic Junior's "Living Legends" we take you on a journey of exploration through Asia's incredible cultural legacies; from ancient lost civilisations that mysteriously disappeared to ground-breaking inventions that have shaped the world as we know it today. Find out how to become a black-belt master of Kung Fu, let your mind soar with dragons, or discover the Asian monks that have gained real-life superpowers. With a mix of fantastic stories, activities and of course, never ending fun - we're about to explore Asia's exciting and enduring heritage in a way that's never been done before.

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the mud and clay we use

FRENCH GREEN CLAYOrigin: Europe and AsiaMinerals: Decomposed plant matter and ironHealing powers: The clay can help you if you’ve got oily, acne prone skin - it helps remove dead skin cells and encourages growth of new healthy skin cells. FULLER’S EARTH CLAYOrigin: WorldwideMinerals: High content of magnesium chloride, a mineral that reduces pimplesHealing powers: Good for oily faces, and even has the ability to fade scars on your face! BENTONITE CLAYOrigin: USA, China, GreeceMinerals: Montmorillonite, illiteHealing powers: Able to absorb a lot of water, this clay is ideal for removing unwanted toxins from your skin. RHASSOUL CLAYOrigin: Atlas Mountains, MoroccoMinerals: Silica, magnesium, calcium and ironHealing powers: Makes your skin soft and shiny.GEOTHERMAL MUDOrigin: Rotorua, New ZealandMinerals: Deep Earth minerals and sulfurHealing powers: Kills bacteria and removes acne, leaving your face…

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shaken by regret

We never saw it coming. We never could. Nobody could, or else there would have been fewer tragedies to cry over. Crying over what exactly? Well, it all started on a normal Saturday morning…“What?! But why?” I whined, glaring at my mother hatefully. She gave me an equally furious look.“Because, young lady,” she stressed. “You have been running around with your friends all week, and just look at your grades! They are a disgrace!”My jaw dropped. “W-what?” I gasped in disbelief. “I’ve been getting As and Bs!”“And Cs as well,” she added, holding up my report card to reveal two glaring Cs beside my History and Science marks. “Your grades have been slipping and you’ve been going out with your friends practically every day. So, I have decided to ground…

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surf’s up

Have you ever been surfing? Surfing is a sport practiced all over the world, from sunny Hawaii to murky England and beautiful Bali, it is an activity enjoyed by many people, including elegant dolphins and even pet dogs!Surfing is the riding of a wave on a body of water and it comes in many forms. You have probably been to the beach and seen surfer dudes riding waves whilst standing on a board, this is called stand up surfing, and is the ultimate form of this radical sport.SURFING STARTS…The first people to ever surf are thought to have been the Polynesians, who were tiptop surfers from the islands of the Pacific. They were discovered riding waves on mysterious boards of wood in the late 1700s by the famous explorer Captain…

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animal x-men

What are extremophiles? Just like some humans have adapted to life in extreme conditions, like Eskimos living in freezing temperatures in Alaska, or Bedouins living in the scorching deserts of Arabia, animals can also live very well in crazy habitats, and these are called extremophiles. These creatures have learnt to survive, and even thrive, where most animals, including us and even the Eskimos, cannot. Imagine living in the boiling magma of a volcano or inside the ice within a glacier! That calls for some special adaptations. BRINE SHRIMP (HALOPHILE)Scientific name: ArtemiaDistribution: Found all around the world except Antarctica, and in salt lakes on land, like the Sambhar lake in India.A “halophile” is an animal or organism that can survive in really salty (or highly “saline”) places; this lot wouldn’t mind…

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wiki junior

AdaptationsThe process where a species becomes better suited to its environment.AftershocksSmaller earthquakes that happen after the main quake.AllegedlySaid to have happened but not yet proven as fact.AltitudeElevation above sea level and the earth’s surface.CondenseTo change state from a gas or vapour to a liquid.Conical hatsA type of hat shaped like a cone. Usually used to protect farmers from the sun.ConservingSaving from harm or loss.DevastationTo stun or completely destroy.DikesConstruction built along the edge of a body of water (eg. a river) to stop it from flooding onto land.ErodedSomething that has been worn or ground down.ExtraterrestrialLiving outside of Earth’s atmosphere, in space.InhospitableAn environment which is harsh and difficult or impossible to live in.InundatedCovered with water.LevelledGiven a flat and even surface.MarginalizedTreat a person or group as inferior.PhenomenonSomething that happens, that is normally impressive…

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SKIN OF AN APPLECRUST At 40 kilometres thick, the crust is the thinnest layer of the Earth, and is the layer that we live on. Even though 40 kilometres may seem like a lot, it only makes up one percent of the Earth’s volume; that’s like the skin of an apple, except not as tasty! VOLCANO FUELMANTLE This is where the hot gooey liquid lava is stored, and is the layer that protects us from the Earth’s core by 2,900 kilometres of melting rock and magma. This layer is the creator and destroyer of the Earth’s surface, as the crust’s tectonic plates move about on it, like floats on a pool, creating earthquakes and mountains in an area called the asthenosphere. THE EARTH’S MATTRESSOUTER CORE Luckily for us the outer…