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International News Archive - March 05, 2012

Fiery Meteor Reported In UK Skies Saturday Night

Both police telephone lines and Twitter alike were inundated with reports of what is believed to have been a large, fiery meteor streaking in the skies above the UK, with sightings ranging from the northern part of Scotland to the southern edge of England.

Large Portion Of Argentine Glacier Collapses Into River

Portions of Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina collapsed early Sunday morning creating a spectacular show that few tourists were witness to due to the early hour of the day.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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