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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'