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General News Archive - May 27, 2009

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The number of children and adolescents treated for baseball-related injuries in hospitals decreased 25 percent from 1994-2006, US researchers say.

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Burger King, the Florida-based fast-food giant, has added three Kids Meals designed to be lower in fat, sodium and calories.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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