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The Tagada: Craziest amusement park ride
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The Tagada: Craziest amusement park ride

Ever wonder what it would feel like to be thrown around in a giant metal bowl with only a few metal bars keeping you from literally flying out of the bowl or bumping face first into other people? If so, all you have to do is take a ride on a Tagada. The Tagada may…

Bandicoots in black coat
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Bandicoots in black coat

Implementing the land’s laws and interpreting them are different kettles of fish. The various wings of administration may have won battles in the task of ensuring the masses fall in line but have clearly lost the war. The script writers of the country’s Constitution, either in spite of or because of the 120 or so…

Individually packaged Strawberries on sale
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Individually packaged Strawberries on sale

Looking for an original Valentine’s Day gift? How about a special Kotoka strawberry hand-picked in Japan that comes pre-packed in a special gift box? It’s said to be very tasty, and it only costs $22. City’super, a supermarket chain in Hong Kong, has come under fire recently for selling what many have called “the most…

Bottomline: February 11
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Bottomline: February 11

To pen a few rhetorical lines that have rhyme and rhythm will be the unbridled urge of young writers. One such budding poet met the poetry editor of an avant-garde quarterly magazine for submitting his work. The editor, after a cursory perusal, like a senescent accountant checking the column of figures from top to bottom,…

Writers’ world witnesses reduced readership
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Writers’ world witnesses reduced readership

Protagonists of Kannada seem to have gone into a shell once the language, accepted as the tongue of 60-plus million people including those who have taken residence outside the State, both within the country and outside, was accorded classical language status (2008) by the Government of India along with Tamil (2004), Sanskrit (2005), Telugu (2008),…

Bottomline: February 10
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Bottomline: February 10

Poor Dr. Manmohan Singh is repeatedly resurrected by the Congress party to rescue it from the mess it finds itself in. No one ever accused him of being articulate, but he did start with a personally clean image and a reputation for ‘unimpeachable’ integrity. Alas, both of these ‘assets’ have been over-exploited, and for all…

Finger licking spoon!
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Finger licking spoon!

Goûte is a strange-looking spoon-like product that allegedly enhances the taste of certain foods by emulating the experience of licking your fingers. It was designed to replace regular spoons when enjoying creamy foods like yogurt, chocolate mouse or honey. Goûte was created by Michel / Fabian, a design company. Founders Dr. Andreas Fabian, of Buckinghamshire…

Snow Church in Siberia
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Snow Church in Siberia

Alexander Batyokhtin, a 41-year-old man from the Siberian village of Sosnovka, spent six weeks shaping around 12 cubic meters of fresh snow into a three-meter high church, where his fellow villagers can now to say a prayer and light a candle. There is no real church in Sosnovka, or in any of the nearby villages,…

Blowing away the blues of life
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Blowing away the blues of life

A teenage nephew, in all his innocence and driven by a desire to understand the ways of his uncle asked him: Uncle, tell me which is the best time to consume the heady stuff? Not to be outsmarted by the youngster, also not to sound harsh, the good-natured uncle hinted to his nephew to get…

Just 200-word essay makes the difference
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Just 200-word essay makes the difference

Award-winning architect-turned-farmer Norma Burns has been running her organic farm in Bennet, North Carolina, for the last 18 years, but she’s now looking to turn over a new leaf, so she’s giving the farm away to whoever wins her essay contest. Norma says that the Bluebird Hill Farm has been “everything” to her during the…

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