My stomach has endured the full scope of awful foods this planet has to offer Trying adventurous food is a big part of travelling, but India, where I'm travelling through now, has more problems with [food] hygiene than anywhere else in the world. It's a cultural problem, as eating meat is a rarity in rural areas, so they treat it like a vegetable, keeping it in a cupboard. So when the occasional Westerner passes through, by the time it's pulled out, it's been in there for a few months. When travelling across poorer parts of India now, I try to survive off rice and dahl.
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Sunday 20 January 2013
One of the recurring jokes in the ever-quotable Arrested Development was one of the sitcom's characters shouting "Spring Break, whoooo" and lifting her shirt.
Saturday 19 January 2013
The Lonely Planet Adventure: There's no need for a cage when you share the water with these giant creatures
Friday 28 December 2012
A surfer had part of his hand bitten off as he tried to fight off a shark off the New South Wales coast, while on the other side of the country shark sightings caused panic on one of the busiest days of the Australian summer, as scientists speculated that warmer ocean temperatures may be bringing the killers closer to shore.
Thursday 27 December 2012
The appeal of the aquarium means you see the wonders of the ocean, without any of the danger. Or at least in most cases...
Sunday 02 December 2012
Something to Declare
A golfing story to beat them all as shark falls from the sky at San Juan Hills Golf Club in California
Friday 26 October 2012
The Capistrano Dispatch is the leader in the clubhouse for the most bizarre story of the week: A live two-foot long leopard shark appears to have fallen from the sky on Monday and landed near the 12th tee on the San Juan Hills Golf Club in California.
Saturday 13 October 2012
A deep-blue eyeball the size of a grapefruit washed up on a Florida beach has left wildlife experts puzzled.
Friday 12 October 2012
Whether it's a giant squid, a whale, or some hitherto unidentified sea monster - the creature is now likely to be swimming around with an eye patch.
Friday 28 September 2012
A rise in the number of shark attacks has prompted Australia to introduce a controversial "kill on sight" policy, designed to protect beachgoers from Great Whites that get too close.
Monday 16 July 2012
Western Australia called on the federal government yesterday to lift a ban on the fishing of great white sharks following an unprecedented fifth death in its waters within less than a year.
Mark Bruce Company, Wilton's Music Hall, London
Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Palace Theatre, Watford
Sunday 03 June 2012
If you see a wilder hour on a British stage this year, I'll eat his hat
Thursday 19 April 2012
A shark has killed a surfer off Cape Town, South African police say.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
A new retrospective at the Tate Modern shows how little of himself Damien Hirst reveals, says Adrian Hamilton
Tuesday 03 April 2012
From sliced-up cows to dead sharks, Damien Hirst is the master of statement, but his retrospective at the Tate shows how little of himself he reveals
Monday 02 April 2012
Tourism operators in Western Australia yesterday demanded a shark cull, following the fourth fatal attack in seven months and amid warnings that the state's beaches are now the most dangerous in the world for shark attacks.
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