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International News Archive - January 07, 2012

Record Bluefin Tuna Told For $736,000 In Japan

A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011, with the total price translating to $1,238 per pound.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'