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Growing Plants Vertically - Quiet Corner

Vertical Growing Using vertical space frees the ground space for other crops. Examples of vegetables that grow well vertically on a trellis or fence …

Mount Everest: total of six dead as families mourn Indian climbers

Further details have emerged of a Mount Everest expedition in which three of the four climbers died last week, bringing the mountain’s total death toll this year to six as the climbing season comes to a close.<p>Three Indian men died after they lost satellite connection with base camp on 21 May during …

Climbing

Russian crime gangs find gays easy targets for blackmail

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Criminal gangs in Russia, operating through gay dating sites, have found a lucrative new blackmail target: homosexual …

Paris for romantics

Butthole Surfers Were the Epitome of Every Hell-Raising Rock'n'Roll Legend You Ever Heard

We mined founding member Paul Leary and biographer James Burns for all the tales of how one Texan punk band petrol bombed the 1980s and laughed at the flames.<p>"Use your imagination to dream up a horrible road story about a barely human troupe of tripping Texas lunatics limping across a defenceless …

What Really Happens When a Food Critic Comes to Review Your Restaurant

Most of the time, you don’t know a reviewer from one customer to the next. But when one of the country’s top critics comes in, you fucking know it.<p><i>Welcome back to Restaurant Confessionals, where we talk to the unheard voices of the restaurant industry from both the front-of-house (FOH) and</i> …

Australia shark attacks: New killing feared off Perth

<b>A 60-year-old woman diver has died after apparently being taken by a shark, the second such attack off western Australia in six days.</b><p>The woman, who was diving off Perth, suffered injuries "consistent with a shark attack", police said.<p>A boat crew that arrived to help said the shark was longer than …

These are the 18 most corrupt countries in the developed world

As Transparency International notes, there is no hard-and-fast way "to assess absolute levels of corruption in countries or territories on the basis of hard empirical data." This is basically because, by its very nature, corruption is usually hidden from the public.<p>But the organization nevertheless …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

1/<p>First, the finished project: my house on wheels completed.<p>Dan Grec<p>2/<p>The beginning: my new Jeep.<p>Dan Grec<p>3/<p>I started by stripping the entire …

Michael Moore: ‘Trump inspires his side. It’s like Munich in 1932’

I’m not sure which Michael Moore I’m going to get when I call him in New York. Will I get the slightly cantankerous Michael Moore of the documentaries? The one who knocks on people’s doors and doesn’t take no for an answer? Polemical Michael Moore who savaged George W Bush in his documentary</i> …

Charlie Chaplin