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By John McCarthy, Brian Keenan

Publish yr note: First released in 1999

In 1986 Brian Keenan and John McCarthy have been compelled to take a trip with out maps. For the following 4 years they have been incarcerated in a Lebanese dungeon. From the clean outlook of a tiny mobile, with merely one another and some volumes of an old American encyclopaedia to maintain them, they can simply wander the extensive open areas in their mind's eye. To displace the gruesome confines in their lifestyles, they envisaged strolling within the excessive Andes and around the wastes of Patagonia.

Five years after their go back Brian and John selected to go back and forth jointly back to work out how the truth of Chile matched their mind's eye and to revisit their previous reviews. They journeyed by means of each capacity on hand via great empty deserts, verdant plains and barren tundra. among Extremes is the tale of that trip which once again came upon them faraway from domestic, in an surprising panorama, yet which for the 1st time allowed them to stay by way of their very own principles.

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TOILETS? The International Museum of Toilets grandly proclaims to ‘explore the history of hygiene and sanitation’. A SERIOUS STUDY INTO THE HUMBLE TOILET? The seriously great thing about this museum is that it is run by a charity that works tirelessly to bring sanitation to India’s poor and destitute. And there’s some genuinely interesting toilet-related artefacts on display – from 2500 BC to present-day. ALL RIGHT, GIVE ME A PORCELAIN THRONE HIGHLIGHT. Funny you should mention the throne, the museum houses a replica of the toilet used by King Louis XIV.

ORG ROCK MUSIC AWARDS? Rock, pop, R&B, hip hop…here there’s no stone left unturned. There are 160 genres of music to explore right from the get-go. THERE CAN’T BE THAT MANY GENRES! Well we can’t list them all here, but the Grammy Museum is definitely the place to be convinced otherwise. It’s a powerhouse museum, thoughtful, creative and engaging. It’ll reignite your love of music and your admiration for those who make it. Go, explore! HOW DO I EXPLORE IN A MUSIC MUSEUM? Seriously, if you have an interest in music, you’re going to be blown away by this place.

ORG FIRE! Not a word to throw around willy-nilly. I COULDN’T RESIST. WHAT’S THE DEAL HERE? The deal is almost 400 years of fire-fighting history brought to life with equipment and stories. New York’s big-city nature was there from the start; many people and many buildings in a small space meant fires had catastrophic potential. GOTTA LOVE A FIREFIGHTER. For sure. This museum celebrates their bravery, most notably in its 9/11 memorial to the 343 who lost their lives that day. It’s also staffed by retired firefighters who can provide first-hand accounts of an NYC fireman’s working life.

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