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2009-05-11 10:45:25

Officials at the Columbus Zoo in the Ohio capital say their newest elephant, which attracted scores of Mother's Day visitors, has been named Beco. The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said Monday that many of more than 15,000 people who visited the Columbus Zoo Sunday took time to visit Beco, whose name represents a combination of its mother Phoebe and father Coco. Beco's chosen name was the result of a zoo poll that drew 12,783 total votes, including 6,064 in favor of Beco. Beco was among four...

2009-01-28 14:12:59

The Hawthorne, N.Y., company that markets the Snuggie said 4 million of the fleece blankets with sleeves have been sold since the product's launch in August. Allstar Products Group, which conceived of and markets the Snuggie, said the blankets sold quickly after sales began in August. TV ads hit the air waves in October and retailers received their first Snuggies in December, USA Today reported Wednesday. Every once in a while, a product transcends advertising to become part of pop culture,...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.