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The door clicks shut. Five employees are locked into the harbour master's office. He's suspected of being involved in smuggling. The workers have one hour to poke around in his papers and find the key to unlock the door.
That perfectly grilled steak, a milkshake that's almost obscene in its decadence, the most perfectly composed summer salad.
'Oh my God, I wish you were there. We had so much...' Wait a minute, what's going on? I can't speak. Oh no, I can't move! Perhaps it was the after effect of a very turbulent flight? Tried to sip on water, but couldn't swallow.
The daily dose of activity needed to lower the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease by at least 20 percent is several times the minimum recommended by the World Health Organisation, researchers said Wednesday.
Some smokers fear that quitting will result in losing friends, but the opposite seems to be true, according to a new study. Smokers may worry that trying to quit will alienate them from other smokers, said coauthor Megan E. Piper of the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"All electronic devices must be switched off during take-off and landing." It's a familiar announcement to all who fly regularly. And for those who ignore the order, cabin crew on commercial planes are quick to appear with a stern follow-up request.
It's been five years since fans of "Harry Potter" tearfully said goodbye to the boy wizard they had grown up with, but a new play, book release and spin-off film are casting his spell all over again.