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Waste Disposal experts in Germany revealed this week that they’ve started exposing raw sewage to prolonged bouts of Mozart, after discovering the microbes break down quicker when exposed to his classical music.

“My theory as to why it works is that Mozart managed to transpose universal laws of nature into his music,” sewage musical maestro Anton Stuck told the Guardian, “So why not microbes? After all they’re living organisms just like us,” he surmised.

Straight from the 70’s adidas archive, the Nizza is a classic old-school basketball shoe that is both iconic and timeless. The original Nizza featured a canvas upper, half rubber toecap, and a round silhouette, imbuing the shoe with a clean, effortless style. Primary developed as a well-priced shoe model for sport and leisure time activities, the Nizza also established as a basketball shoe in the 70s. and adidas are giving Hong Kongers the opportunity to win a pair of adidas Classic Vulcanized Mid. A next-generation take on an adidas classic hits the street with a fresh face. The adidas Classic Vulc 2 Mid takes that vintage vulcanized outsole and skater vibe into new territory with a range of colors and a modern step.

zuma & ROKA Partner Clean Air Network - Campaign Against Hong Kong Pollution

Internationally acclaimed Japanese restaurant and nightspot zuma at The Landmark and sister restaurant ROKA, a cosy and sociable Japanese robata grill in Pacific Place, are partnering with the Clean Air Network’s (CAN) campaign against Hong Kong’s air pollution.

Both restaurants are joining the cause by having their staff wear t-shirts in support of the Clean Air Network’s initiatives, as well as distributing pollution information with a petition among guests from February 16–28.

Adidas and are giving Hong Kongers the chance to design their very own adidas 'mi Originals' shoes and have the opportunity to win their design if voted the best. We will choose the best and most interesting designs to go on our Facebook page, where the person with the most 'likes' on their design will get their shoes made!

"Hong Kong for Haiti" has been organised by a group of young professionals living and working in Hong Kong in order to raise funds for the relief work in Haiti and ensure that the tragedy unfolding there remains in the public eye.

Taking place on 3 February 2010 between 6.30pm and 11pm, Zuma Restaurant and Bar have kindly donated their premises and staff to host "Hong Kong for Haiti". 100% of all ticket revenues and funds raised will be channeled directly to Oxfam Hong Kong emergency relief and rehabilitation works in Haiti.

Your ticket will ensure that you receive one drink free of charge, canapes, the sultry sounds of DJ May and the chance to support the people of Haiti.

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Adi Dassler developed Superstar with the inspiration of adidas’ earlier basketball shoes – All Round, Supergrip and Pro Model. Superstar was first introduced in 1969, came to the feet of select players in test trails and was officially introduced to the public till 1970.

It transcended its natural home of the basketball court to evolve into the cultural fixture and timeless icon later.

Within a few years of introduction, it was being worn by over 75% of all NBA players, proof of its revolutionary technology. In the next few years, it was advanced from the court of the sidewalk and later into the public’s consciousness, including the collectors and fans of sneakers.

On October 30th offbrief returns to Philia Lounge, Hong Kong’s coolest little art bar located at 4 Arbuthnot Road. Prepare to mix, mingle and party with the best and brightest creative from the advertising world.

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Low Quality Birds Date Low Quality Blokes

A new study examining the pecking order between female finches and the mates they chose has revealed that ‘low-quality females prefer low-quality males’, the BBC reported this week.

French scientists from the Centre of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology reached their conclusions after ranking finches according to their size and singing abilities and discovered that well matched pairs started having sex sooner.

"The main reason, we think, could be that the two individuals just accept each other faster - they just go for it,” said study chief Marie-Jeanne Holveck

To commemorate Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s 20th anniversary, the hotel has prepared a series of celebration events dedicated to the local community in appreciation to their enormous support in the past two decades.

In November 1989, Hyatt International’s flagship property – Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, was officially opened. Situated along the prime waterfront of Hong Kong Island, the 549-room hotel is positioned among the finest hotels in the world, catering to both international travellers and local society by offering a distinctive style of service and range of facilities.

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