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2011-02-14 15:11:48

A million-dollar question Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee received more than a million dollars from the U.S. National Science Foundation to discover why real vines are overtaking the American tropics. Data from eight sites show that vines are overgrowing trees in all cases. "We are witnessing a fundamental structural change in the physical make-up of forests...

2010-08-27 07:11:00

BEND, Ore., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- American Licorice Company, one of the original licorice manufacturers in the US candy industry, today announced the Red Vines World of Sharing, an interactive contest designed to spread positive messages around the planet. Every person who leaves a positive message on the website will help to grow a giant chain of Red Vines® Licorice that will circle the globe beginning and ending at the Red Vines candy factory near San Francisco,...


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.