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International News Archive - March 22, 2013

Millions Of Prawns Wash Up On Beach

A beach in southern Chile is being overwhelmed by millions of stranded prawns that have taken up two miles worth of the coastline.

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.