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New Film The Walk Inspires Vertigo, Vomiting

'My head was reeling'

(Newser) - Business Insider has one piece of advice for moviegoers planning on seeing Robert Zemeckis' new 3D film The Walk: Don't eat a big meal beforehand. The film tells the story of Phillippe Petit, who tightrope walked between the towers of the World Trade Center without a net in... More »

Eiffel Tower's $38M Facelift Will Give You Vertigo

Glass floor panels apparently seemed like a good way to mark 125th anniversary

(Newser) - The Eiffel Tower has been given a vertigo-inducing face lift as organizers celebrate the Paris monument's 125th anniversary. The 1,063-foot tower now has see-through glass floor panels on its first level. The four small viewing sections, which cost $38 million, were unveiled to visitors yesterday. Though the first... More »

Carnival Ride Left Woman Feeling Permanently Drunk

Since taking a spin, Brit says she's always dizzy, unbalanced

(Newser) - Most people expect to get a little dizzy while careening through the air on a high-speed, rotating carnival ride. But for 26-year-old Bobbie Lane, that dizziness turned permanent after she took a spin on the Superbowl at a UK festival last summer, reports SWNS . Lane says after she got off... More »

Post-Vertigo, Janet's Back on Tour

Recuperated singer ready to resume comeback tour

(Newser) - Janet Jackson is ready to resume touring after recovering from a rare form of vertigo, E! Online reports. The singer scrapped nine shows from her Rock Witchu comeback tour after falling ill before a soundcheck in Montreal, causing much speculation about a "mystery illness." Jackson's manager... More »

Gulf Fish Cause Food Poisoning

FDA says outbreaks linked to algae toxin in fish high on the foodchain

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed outbreaks of food poisoning among people eating fish from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ciguatera poisoning is caused by toxins from poisonous algae that have accumulated in the tissue of large fish. The higher the fish is on the food chain, the more... More »

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