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2011-04-28 07:15:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone who wants to ramp up their home improvement capabilities needs a circular saw. It's the tool to reach for whenever the job is too big or challenging for a handsaw. The MasterForce(TM) 6 1/2 in. Cordless Circular Saw from Menards® is a smart choice. This versatile, lightweight workhorse is operated by either an 18-volt lithium-ion or NiCd battery and delivers 4,500 rpm. With some basic circular saw techniques and a...

2011-04-11 08:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, introduces a complete line of ergonomic and durable utility knives and specialty knives to maximize tradesmen's productivity in extreme and ever-changing work environments. Each of IRWIN Tools' new knives -- the ProTouch(TM) Retractable Utility Knife, Drywall Fixed Utility Knife, General Contractor...

2011-04-11 08:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A dull utility blade on the job isn't going to cut it - literally - and it creates frustration, unwanted delays, and loss of productivity for tradesmen. IRWIN® Tools announced today a new 4-Point Snap Blade that snaps on the score to create four cutting points, doubling the number of cuts made by standard carbon blades. Combining the toughness of a traditional utility blade with the versatility of a snap blade, the new...

2011-03-28 07:25:00

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From economy knife sets to high-end butcher blocks, KitchenChopShop.com has kitchen essentials for all levels of cooks. "You don't have to be a professional chef to use our cutlery and cutting boards," said owner Jason Zuck. "However, more and more celebrity chefs are using teak cutting boards like the ones we sell." He added that teak boards have been prominently featured on the Food Network. For centuries teak has been used to...

2010-11-30 07:11:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission to gain traction of its high-quality, durable, professional-grade utility knives and blades in the U.S. hardware marketplace, OLFA®, a leading maker of premium-quality cutting tools, is launching its largest professional contractor program - the OLFA challenge. An exclusive promotional program running in 1,500 Lowe's stores nationwide, the OLFA Challenge extends through April 2011. The program...

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2010-10-29 07:04:00

Researchers have discovered the oldest evidence to date that prehistoric humans in southern Africa had mastered a complex, delicate process to sharpen stones into spears and knives at least 75,000 years ago, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously believed, according to a study published Thursday. The technique, known as pressure flaking, took place at Blombos Cave in modern day South Africa during the Middle Stone Age by anatomically modern humans, and involved the heating of silcrete...

2010-03-10 08:25:00

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of niche agricultural machinery, equipment and services, is pleased to announce the Company is expanding their industry leading pull type graders by adding a 16 foot blade to their lineup of 9', 12' and 14' models. The new 16' blade will be available approximately May 1, 2010. The Company is taking orders now. Standard features include: 16 foot blade,...

2010-03-04 07:15:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The finest Father's Day gifts are a click away at OakStreet Man, Internet seller of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man(TM). From the ultimate custom-made Dopp kit to precision Laguiole steak knives; a power razor with built-in spotlight from Art of Shaving, to a sportsman's GPS tracker/communicator -- OakStreet Man delivers carefully selected gifts with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping. See the full Father's Day collection at...

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2010-02-22 12:59:09

For some years, the Wind Energy Division at Risø DTU has been working to develop a method for controlling the loads on large wind turbine blades using a flexible trailing edge made of an elastic material which can be controlled by means of compressed air or hydraulics. Now, the invention, which has been called CRTEF (Controllable Rubber Trailing Edge Flap), has been tested in a wind tunnel with promising results. Today's wind turbine blades, which can measure more than 60 meters in...

2009-09-09 05:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sohu.com Inc. (Nasdaq: SOHU), China's leading online media, communications, search, online games and mobile value-added services company, today announced that its massively multi-player online role-playing game ("MMORPG") subsidiary, Changyou.com Limited ("Changyou") (Nasdaq: CYOU), has launched Blade Hero 2, a new 2.5D martial arts-style fighting massively multi-player online role-playing game. Blade Hero 2, created as a sequel to Changyou's...


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2010-11-24 15:39:06

A Bowie Knife, popularized by Colonel James "Jim" Bowie, is a style of fixed-blade knife although any large sheath knife is commonly referred to as a Bowie. The knife started gaining popularity after Jim Bowie used it in a duel at a fight called the Sandbar Fight. Ever since then the knife has been popular with collectors. The original knife was not a single design but one that Bowie worked on and improved on several times. Jesse Clifft created the first knife and made it to resemble the...

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2010-10-06 21:40:54

A safety razor, designed to protect the user from serious injury, is a razor where the facial skin is protected from all but the very edge of the blade. Prior to using a safety razor, most men used a straight razor. These razors, although still available today, are not used very often due to the skill and attention required for use. Jean-Jacques Perret invented the safety razor. A rare safety razor design called "Comfort", although not truly a safety razor, was a landmark design. In...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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