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2005-09-13 20:57:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Forget Atkins, Weightwatchers and Jenny Craig -- a new diet craze has emerged in Australia that has toppled Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and J.K. Rowling's latest Harry Potter novel from the top of the bestseller list. Even more surprisingly, this low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet was created by government scientists. Although best known internationally as a sports-mad country full of fit, bronzed youth, Australia is in reality battling...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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