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Take Your Drinking to New Heights and Serve Suds in Style with a Beer Tower

Beer towers replicate the draft experience on a table top.

In Southeast Asia, it’s not unusual to see barroom tables punctuated by tall cylinders filled with glowing, golden beer. Instead of simply ordering a pint at the counter, these patrons are ordering beer to share, dispensed by a beer tower.

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The 5 Most Jaw-dropping Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. But, many of the world’s most stunning lagoons are located right in the Lower 48. Here are five of the most jaw-dropping swimming holes in the contiguous United States.

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Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron Make Bromantic Dreams Come True in Sicily

The annual Group of 7 summit meeting begins today in Taormina, a small town on the Sicilian coast, which is known to many as a hub for gay men in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many iconic gay writers – Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Oscar Wilde – have basked in the Mediterranean sun there over the decades.

Even the decidedly heterosexual Ernest Hemingway once described the town as being so pretty “it hurts to look” at. Now, Taormina will also will be known as the setting where two young, progressive and handsome politicians met and sparked an Internet frenzy.

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JFK at 100: Trump comparisons fuel nostalgia for ‘Camelot’

The 35th US president’s legacy remains questionable, but his latest successor’s travails makes many yearn for a more eloquent leader

On 14 June 1956, then-senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered the commencement speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “Our nation’s first great politicians were also among the nation’s first great writers and scholars,” he said. “Books were their tools, not their enemies.”

More than 200 miles away in New York, a boy was celebrating his 10th birthday. His name was Donald John Trump.

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Fisherman says great white shark jumping in his boat was ‘just a mundane thing’

Terry Selwood was hurt when 2.7-metre shark, which weighed 200kg, leapt into his boat near Evans Head

A fisherman who watched a 2.7-metre great white shark land in his boat has downplayed the experience, calling it “just a mundane thing”.

Terry Selwood, 73, was caught by surprise while fishing off Evans Head, on the north coast of New South Wales, on Saturday afternoon when the shark launched itself into his 4.5-metre boat.

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Urbanature Garden Planter Unfolds Like Scissors

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Urbanature’s folding garden planter and stand takes urban gardening to new heights. I’m always on the hunt for small space garden products that an urban gardener can easily store out of place when not in use, then unfolds to fit the particular space.

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Vertical Garden That Folds For Storage
Jörg Brachmann’s design not only makes it easy to grow vegetables in a confined space like a balcony, but at the end of the season, it just folds together flat for easy storage.

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No More Fear of Heights
Inspired by one of those scissoring foldable laundry dryers, the height varies according to whim, depending on how much you unfold it and your particular space constraints. It’s lightweight solid wood (oak, walnut, ash) frame accepts up to six galvanized steel, white powder coated planter boxes.

 

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Now, get planting and watch your garden unfold. 

Real madrid set to redevelop santiago bernabeu stadium

real madrid football club has unveiled plans which would transform their existing santiago bernabéu home, reestablishing the arena as a worldwide sporting landmark. the proposed scheme will be jointly developed by german practice GMP architekten, and spanish firms L35 and ribas & ribas arquitectes.

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