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Internet Hall Of Fame Names Its First Inductees
2012-04-24 10:00:49

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com He might not have technically invented the Internet, but that won´t stop Al Gore from being a first-ballot inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame awards program established by the Internet Society, a 20-year-old advocacy and educational organization, announced its first class of inductees, which includes the ex-vice president, on Monday at the Internet Society´s Global INET conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The inductees were...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

24 Hours of Reality event to be produced by The Climate Reality Project, formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection. WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) announced a new global campaign to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis and mobilize citizens to help solve it. The campaign kicks off with 24 Hours of Reality, a worldwide, live streamed event on September 14-15. During the 24...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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