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2009-01-22 15:14:30

A race to the South Pole has been something of a replay of the first historic one, with a Norwegian team defeating a British team. Rune Malterud and Stian Aker of Team Missing Link, both members of the Norwegian military, finished the race Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported. One of their first acts was to plant a Norwegian flag. The three-man British Team QinetiQ were 31.8 miles away from the pole when the Norwegians arrived. James Cracknell, an Olympic rowing champion, Ben Fogle, a TV...

2008-11-24 19:00:54

TV presenter Ben Fogle is battling a flesh-eating bug and may not be able to take a trip to the South Pole as planned next month, The Times of London said. Fogle, 35, contracted the potentially fatal parasitic disease leishmaniasis while shooting his adventure series Extreme Dreams in the Peruvian jungle. He must undergo daily treatments at a London hospital that specializes in tropical diseases, and the side-effects of the treatment are similar to those people undergoing chemotherapy...


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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