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International News Archive - March 16, 2009

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Swedish health officials say the number of people who smoke regularly has dropped by 200,000 in the past five years.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.