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Nepal to ban nudity on Mount Everest

Nepal’s mountaineering authorities are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world’s highest mountain, officials said yesterday.

Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world’s highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit in temperatures of about minus 10 &degree;C (14 degrees Fahrenheit).

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50 songs for 50 states

The 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s travelogue On The Road inspired Laura Barton to compile her ultimate drive-time soundtrack to every US state.

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Lynyrd Skynrd — Sweet Home Alabama
The Skynrd’s 1974 riposte to Neil Young’s Alabama is a tribute to Muscle Shoals (an Alabama city famous for its music), blue skies and the Swampers (session musicians), and a prime example of Southern Rock.

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