How many kisses should you dispense when greeting someone in France? Well, it depends! Le Monde published this map, breaking it down department by department. You might have to go as high as four. Go here to explore the interactive map.
Engaku-ji is a Buddhist temple complex near Kamakura in the Kantō region. As one of the Five Mountains of Japanese Zen Buddhism, and because it is a storehouse of Japanese national treasures, the site has been a destination for travellers for centuries, and consequently a topic for mapmakers.
At the end of World War Two the Soviet Union lobbied for Japan to be divided into occupation zones like Germany and Austria. If this had panned out the Soviets would have had a satellite state in Hokkaido and Tohoku throughout the Cold War. Colour key: red = Soviet, dark blue = US, light blue = British, orange = Chinese, green = a zone shared by the US and China.
The German Luftwaffe took this photo of East Greenock and Port Glasgow in October 1939, foreseeing the day when they would be called upon to blow up the shipyards concentrated there. Cappielow is just obscured by the large cloud in the centre of the photo, which might account for its survival in the Greenock (and Port Glasgow) Blitz of May 1941. Source.
Morton play Alloa Athletic in the Challenge Cup quarterfinal today at Cappielow. This is the Ton's fifth match at home in cup competition this year, against zero away.
Q: Seems unusual. How many home and away cup games have they played in recent years?
A: 2013-14: 2 at home, 4 away. 2012-13: 5 at home, 4 away. 2011-12: 2 at home, 6 away. 2010-11: 1 at home, 7 away. 2009-10: 2 at home, 5 away. 2008-09: 1 at home, 6 away. Total: 13 at home, 32 away.
Morton and Alloa Athletic both played in the Championship last year, and the Wasps won all four meetings. They met in Round One of the 2011-12 League Cup, and Morton won. They met in Round Two of the 1999-2000 League Cup, and Alloa won. Alloa are presently fifth in the Championship, coming off a 2 - 1 victory over Hibernian.
The last time Morton made it to the Challenge Cup QF was September 4th, 2011 when they lost 1 - 2 in Hamilton.
Which clubs are still in the running to win all three of the Scottish Cup, League Cup and Challenge Cup? Rangers, Livingston, Falkirk.
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