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Everest Climber: deadly avalanche looked like big white dragon

Friday, May 02, 2014

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Washington: Everest Climber Joby Ogwyn, who was about to take the big leap from the summit, has revealed that the deadly avalanche which claimed 16 lives “looked like a big white dragon”. Ogwyn was laying in his tent at Base Camp in the early morning hours of April 18, the snow-and-ice capped peak of Mount …

Snails more dangerous than lions

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Washington: Freshwater snails cause the death of about 10,000 people every year, in comparison to the three traditional predators – lions, sharks and wolves – which kill just 120 across the globe annually. The freshwater snails, which live in rivers and lakes, get inside the human stomach to lay their eggs, which causes deadly disease …

Babies can differentiate between real-life objects and pictures

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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London: Babies as young as 9 months have the ability to recognize real-life objects from pictures. The research, conducted by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of South Carolina, found that babies can learn about a toy from a photograph of it well before their first birthday. Jeanne Shinskey, from the …

One in four parents allow kids to watch 3 or more hours of TV

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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About 25 per cent of parents who have children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well beyond recommended limits, according to a new poll. In the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, a little more than 50 …

Relax your mind body and soul with foot reflexology

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Feet require as much attention as any other parts of the body, and experts claim that a session of ‘foot reflexology’ can benefit your mind, body and soul. It provides a person with calmness and serenity, improved blood circulation, increased energy and balanced emotions among many others benefits. The technique has been practised for many …

Women going under the knife to fit into designer shoes

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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New York: Women are now undergoing surgery to fit themselves in designer shoes through a handful of LA and NYC-based podiatrists. These podiatrists perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. Aesthetic toe-shortening, fat-pad augmentation, and toe-lengthening procedures are the most common, according to one Beverly Hills podiatrist, who brands his …

Denmarks Noma reclaims worlds best restaurant title

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Denmark’s Noma restaurant reclaimed the title of world’s best restaurant, becoming a four-time winner having lost the title last year to Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca. The two Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen, which serves Nordic specialities in a quayside warehouse, topped the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list compiled by 900 international experts for …

Motorists prone to road rage often most scared of driving

Monday, April 28, 2014

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London: A study has revealed that motorists who are prone to road rage are the ones who are most scared to drive. The five-year study, based on the analysis of the motoring habits of Alcoholics Anonymous members, found that drivers who clock up the most miles are split between those who love motoring and those …

Japanese women outlive their counterparts

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Tokyo: Japanese women hold the dietary key to a long and healthy life, according to a new study. The benefits of a diet rich in raw fish, vegetables and green tea have given Japanese women the highest life expectancy – living for an average of 86.4 years. The study by the Office for National Statistics …

Last letter from Titanic sells for $200000

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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The last letter known to have been written on board the Titanic sold at auction in Britain for £119,000 ($200,000, 145,000 euros). The letter was written by second class passenger Esther Hart just hours before the doomed ocean liner sank. The price tag paid by an unknown bidder breaks the previous record for a Titanic-related …

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