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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Thursday 12 December 2013
There's so much more to elephants than meets the eye
Monday 09 December 2013
Annabel’s, London: Gaga proves herself a master of the small club performance during this 150-capacity Christmas party
Sunday 08 December 2013
Elephants are amazing creatures, but can you separate fact from fiction?
Sketch: Nigella Lawson, steely Queen of the Kitchen, dishes dirt on ‘Mr Saatchi’ as she settles old scores
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Five hours after Nigella Lawson first entered the witness box at Isleworth Crown Court a lawyer called her “Mrs Saatchi”.
Friday 15 November 2013
Former Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering has turned his back on track athletics to go for British gold at the Sochi Winter Games next February. He explains all to Phil Medlicott
Tuesday 12 November 2013
As the BBC's David Dimbleby, 75, gets a scorpion inked on his shoulder, Samuel Muston looks at the growing trend for body art among the Saga generation
Friday 08 November 2013
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Wednesday 09 October 2013
Homeland’s newest recruit has already undergone a secret mission of her own, having reportedly been vetted by Tom Cruise to become his Scientologist wife.
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Each brush is personally tailored using a 3D scan of an individual's teeth
Friday 27 September 2013
Women Behind Bars with Trevor McDonald, ITV
Super Giant Animals, BBC1
Thursday 26 September 2013
The role of Arturo Ui calls for bravura, high-definition acting and that's what it gets, in spades, from Henry Goodman in Jonathan Church's splendid production, which began life last year in the Minerva Studio at Chichester and has now transferred to the West End. Brecht's blackly farcical "gangster spectacle" satirises Hitler's bloody rise to power by cutting him down to size as a ridiculous Chicago hoodlum who seizes control of the city’s greengrocery protection racket. In a tour de force of wild-eyed demonic intensity, the actor brilliantly charts the evolution of an absurd upstart into blood-freezing demagogue.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
It's Social Media Week in London and apparently working on the internet means it's impossible to communicate like a human anymore
Video: A boot to the face, three broken teeth and a yellow card for midfielder who showed 'impressive bravery' by diving head-first into an opponents boot
Monday 23 September 2013
Argentinos Junior midfielder Gaspar Iniguez made the peculiar decision to use his head - literally - to try and prevent the opposition's counter attack
Friday 20 September 2013
Study shows there is also a massive North-South divide in the standards of dental health for children in the UK
Friday 13 September 2013
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