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Richard Byrd May Never Have Flown Over The North Pole
2013-04-08 19:25:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On May 9, 1926, Richard E. Byrd attempted the first-ever roundtrip flight over the North Pole. While Byrd claimed to have reached the pole, the journey has been dogged by controversy and debate ever since, with some saying he never flew over the Earth´s northernmost point. According to a new report from Ohio State University astronomy professor Gerald Newsome in the Polar Record, Byrd never made it to the actual...

2010-10-13 14:58:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For 180 years adventurers and travelers have relied on Woolrich apparel to help them reach some of the world's tallest peaks and most remote destinations. This fall, Woolrich returns to one of the world's coldest regions, Antarctica, in support of a unique scientific exploration. Woolrich first supported polar exploration in 1939 when it outfitted Admiral Byrd's third Antarctic expedition, which included extensive study of geology, biology,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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