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Asian Geographic JUNIOR

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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1 min.
the mud and clay we use

FRENCH GREEN CLAY Origin: Europe and Asia Minerals: Decomposed plant matter and iron Healing 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 CLAY Origin: Worldwide Minerals: High content of magnesium chloride, a mineral that reduces pimples Healing powers: Good for oily faces, and even has the ability to fade scars on your face! BENTONITE CLAY Origin: USA, China, Greece Minerals: Montmorillonite, illite Healing powers: Able to absorb a lot of water, this clay is ideal for removing unwanted toxins from your skin. RHASSOUL CLAY Origin: Atlas Mountains, Morocco Minerals: Silica, magnesium, calcium and iron Healing powers: Makes your skin soft and shiny. GEOTHERMAL MUD Origin: Rotorua, New Zealand Minerals: Deep Earth minerals and sulfur Healing powers: Kills bacteria and removes acne, leaving your face spot free. DEAD SEA…

6 min.
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…

2 min.
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…

4 min.
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: Artemia Distribution: 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 extra-salt…

1 min.
wiki junior

Adaptations The process where a species becomes better suited to its environment. Aftershocks Smaller earthquakes that happen after the main quake. Allegedly Said to have happened but not yet proven as fact. Altitude Elevation above sea level and the earth’s surface. Condense To change state from a gas or vapour to a liquid. Conical hats A type of hat shaped like a cone. Usually used to protect farmers from the sun. Conserving Saving from harm or loss. Devastation To stun or completely destroy. Dikes Construction built along the edge of a body of water (eg. a river) to stop it from flooding onto land. Eroded Something that has been worn or ground down. Extraterrestrial Living outside of Earth’s atmosphere, in space. Inhospitable An environment which is harsh and difficult or impossible to live in. Inundated Covered with water. Levelled Given a flat and even surface. Marginalized Treat a person or group as inferior. Phenomenon Something that happens, that is normally impressive…

1 min.
liars’ paradise

There are two small towns, one of which is inhabited by people who always lie, and the other by people who always tell the truth. The first is called “Liars’ Paradise” and the second is called “Trueville”. A man who wants to visit Trueville comes to a crossroad, and, to his amazement, sees two road signs pointing in opposite directions but both saying “To Trueville”. After careful consideration, he decides that this is quite logical: the correct sign has been put up by the authorities of Trueville, and the other by the town council of Liar’s Paradise. The latter should of course say “Liar’s Paradise,” but since they are liars they have put up a sign that also tells a lie. But our traveller is still at a loss because he still doesn’t…