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2009-07-30 07:00:00

DODGEVILLE, Wis., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the imagination that lives within every child, Lands' End has created the ultimate backpack fantasyland called Packland. Packland lets kids choose between four different environments, such as a jungle, ocean, fantasy world or a spy lab where they can create their own virtual backpack. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090730/CG54145) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071029/AQM053LOGO) "This back-to-school...

2009-07-28 00:50:08

Orthopedic experts at a U.S. hospital advise parents to make sure their child's backpack is a quality one. Eric Wall of the Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Ohio's Cincinnati Children's Hospital says a rolling backpack is a good option for children carrying heavy loads, but asks parents to remember school terrain is often more challenging to negotiate with wheels than the average airport. When used correctly, backpacks are the most efficient way to carry a load and distribute the weight among...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

DUBLIN, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostelworld.com, the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market, today announced their biggest promotion ever -- the Hostelworld.com Worldwide Golden Ticket Giveaway. To celebrate the company's milestone 10th anniversary, Hostelworld.com will distribute 10 golden tickets in 10 days to 10 lucky winners. Between July 27th and August 5th, customers that book online on Hostelworld.com, at any of their 20,000...

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2009-07-09 10:10:00

Despite public belief, tap water could actually be more pure than some bottled water, according to a report from the General Accountability Office on Wednesday. The report found notable disparities between the management of public drinking water systems and the bottled water industry. "Public water systems must annually provide consumer confidence reports that summarize local drinking water quality information about the water's sources, detected contaminants, and compliance with national...

2009-07-01 02:00:00

LONDON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With Glastonbury now behind us, and a scorching summer ahead with numerous other festivals, and the school holidays yet to come, realbuzz.com brings you our top 10 camping tips to survive the fields this summer, plus the lowdown on where in the UK, realbuzz.com thinks the top camping sites are. We take the whole pursuit of being outdoors and living a healthy, active life quite literally! realbuzz.com Top 10 camping tips and our list of top 20 UK...

2009-06-24 10:45:00

DENVER, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Instapure Brands, Inc. announced today it would donate Instapure water filtration systems to "Bike To Work Day" participants on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The End of Faucet systems, which coincide with the "green" event theme, will be available while supplies last at Centerra's two breakfast stations, which may be found by visiting www.ci.loveland.co.us. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090624/LA37579LOGO) Bike To Work Day is an opportunity for...

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2009-06-19 07:58:19

A small study has shown that people tend to believe that bottled water is somehow healthier than water from the tap. However, the research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also shows that people are unsure exactly what these benefits might be and that they are rarely the main reason for choosing bottled. Lorna Ward led a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham who carried out interviews with users of the University's sports centre. She said: "The majority...

2009-06-16 15:20:23

Three recession-hit New Yorkers said they have found a way to keep living in the city they love: They each pay $100 a month to pitch a tent in a friend's yard. New York University graduates Louis Frank, 22, and Simon Levy, 22, and their pal Emerson Brown, 22, said their friend, who lives in a $2,250-per-month duplex apartment with five other people in the city's Brooklyn borough, allows them the three one-man tents in the back yard plus kitchen and bathroom privileges for the monthly fee, the...

2009-06-15 10:20:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the largest gathering of mayors in the nation, commissioned an investigation into the true costs of water bottling to American cities. The study was triggered by the passage of a resolution titled Ensuring Fair and Equitable Use of and Compensation for Municipal Water Systems, introduced by Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez and co-sponsored by nine mayors. Up to 40 percent of bottled water comes from...

2009-06-03 13:10:00

LOS ANGELES, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Products(R), a friend to travelers and packers for over three decades, is proud to announce the super convenient, ultra-comfortable and seriously tough Power Pack(TM) backpack.   The Outdoor Products Power Pack puts your essential gear exactly where you need it. For those catching a plane, and need vital traveling documents instantly accessible, an ingenious retractable Check-In Slider allows you to flash your boarding pass and ID and...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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