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International News Archive - November 20, 2012

Tropics Life Expectancy Lower Than The Rest Of The World

A global effort has been put forth to better understand the specific challenges and issues associated to living in the tropical regions of the world.

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.