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Astronauts Awarded With Congressional Gold Medals
2011-11-16 14:06:15

[ Watch the Video ] Astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded with congressional gold medals on Tuesday. The Gold Medal is Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962 aboard Friendship 7.  Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon on July 20, 1969, and Collins piloted Apollo 11's...


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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.