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Roasted, fresh, salted, delicious, crunchy and nutty peanuts are favourite winter snacks for people of all ages. Peanuts are basically legumes but they have all the properties of nuts like almonds, cashew nuts etc. One ounce of peanuts (about 28 unshelled nuts) contains about 170 calories, 7 grams protein, and 14 grams fat.

The terrifying footage of a plane clipping a bridge in Taiwan and crashing into a river this week highlighted the popularity of "dashcams" that are capturing everything from crime to natural disasters through the windscreen.
US regulators last Friday approved what would be the first commercialised biotech apple, rejecting efforts by the organic industry and other GMO critics to block the new fruit. The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) approved two genetically engineered apple varieties designed to resist browning that have been developed by the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
Saudi Arabia is rolling out the red carpet on Friday for its second film festival in seven years but the deeply conservative country has one major problem - cinemas are banned. More than 60 short films will compete for "Golden Palm Tree" trophies crowning best drama, documentary and student film categories at a gala event attended by film and television celebrities from around the Arab world, festival director Ahmed al-Mulla said.
Bradley Cooper could make it third time lucky at the Oscars this month, after being nominated a rare three consecutive times for Hollywood's highest awards. The 40-year-old is shortlisted for best actor for his role in the controversial blockbuster "American Sniper" as former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, one of America's most famous warriors in the second Iraq war.
From the first scene showing actor Michael Keaton levitating in his underwear, it becomes quite clear that "Birdman" will not unfold in a conventional way. A favourite to win the Academy Award for best picture, director Alejandro G. Inarritu's satirical jab at show business takes the audience down a cinematic rabbit hole - and not just because it takes place in the warren of a Broadway theater.
The battle for this year's Oscar for best animated film is shaping up into a David-and-Goliath duel between hand-painted fables from Ireland and Japan, and American blockbusters, including a pair of computer-drawn adventures distributed by Disney. DreamWorks-produced, Disney-distributed How to Train Your Dragon 2 is seen as the front-runner after twin wins at the Golden Globes and the Annies, the industry award for animated films.


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