An ultra-light airplane flew into a Ferris wheel in Australia after it couldn't gain enough altitude during take-off. How light is an "ultra-light" plane, you ask? Light enough to crash into a dinky festival Ferris wheel and not knock it over. Four people were trapped--two men in the plane and two c ... More >>
Studies time and again reveal that foods high in sugar and fat and that are processed are bad for our health. Mark Bittman says it's time to start taxing them.
Could the potato be fattening? We know that fries are, but a new study shows that ordinary potatoes eaten in moderation c ... More >>
viaHere's another bit of good news from Japan: An 80-year-old grandma and her 16-year-old grandson were rescued after 9 days spent trapped under tsunami rubble in the kitchen of their collapsed home. The teen, Jin Abe, was finally able to climb out of the wreckage on Sunday and draw the atten ... More >>
Scientists say that the future of winemaking depends on developing new varieties of grape that are resistant to disease.
Bottles of whiskey discovered last year from explorer Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in the 1900s are being sent back to Scotland for analysis.
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fashionfoodfatale.comMorgan McGlone, with tats.Although East Villagers are currently busy arguing over whether the closure of Mercadito Cantina is a good thing, they'll soon have the opportunity to debate the merits of Australia, or at least its edible manifestation on Second Avenue.
Jimmy HatPope Benedict XVI writes in his new book, out Tuesday, that condoms can be used "in certain cases" like "to reduce the risk of [HIV] infection," according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Last year in Africa, the Pope told reporters that AIDS "cannot be overcome through the distributio ... More >>
Cyclingnews.com/SirottiIt was supposed to be the lightweight climbers -- riders like Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck -- who would have the hardest time with the cobblestoned sections thrown at riders in yesterday's stage that crossed from Belgium into northern France.
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via The Sydney Morning HeraldDon't you just hate it when you're seated on a flight next to a morbidly obese person, and their rolls of flesh spill onto your lap and interfere with your coffee drinking?
Or perhaps you're a morbidly obsese person and you feel wildly embarrassed when your own b ... More >>