International News Archive - June 15, 2009
Large numbers of starfish have been showing up in southern New England this year, blanketing the seafloor and washing up on beaches, observers say.
Word of the Day
- 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.