Quantcast

Oddities News Archive - November 22, 2004

Swarms of locusts devoured lawns and palm trees Sunday in southern Israel, panicking farmers and leaving others worried about biblical plagues. The pests swept up from Egypt, working their way north on a path that could take them to the West Bank town of Jericho.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.