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Angeles National Forest
2013-10-30 09:52:34

The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service can be found in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California, United States. It was established on July 1st of 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and portions of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel National Forests. It covers 655,387 acres and is located just north of the metropolitan...

Giant Sea Bass Stereolepis gigas
2013-10-17 10:51:00

The Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is a fish that is native to the North Pacific Ocean. In spite of its conspicuous size and curious nature, comparatively little is known about its biology or behavior. There are published reports of giant sea bass achieving sizes of 8.2 feet and a weight of up to 562 pounds. Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is known also for its lengthy...

California Newt Taricha torosa
2013-10-07 12:36:43

The California Newt (Taricha torosa), known also as the Orange-bellied Newt, is a newt located mainly in California. The adult length can range from 5 to 8 inches. The skin gives off a potent toxin. T. torosa is divided into two subspecies; the Sierra Newt (T. t. sierrae) and the Coastal Range Newt (T. t. torosa). The difference between these two appears to be only in the location in which...

Tahoe Tessie
2013-09-17 13:30:17

Tahoe Tessie is a creature that reportedly inhabits North America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe, which is located in two states, Nevada and California, and has depths up to 1,645 feet. Stories of the creature date back to the mid-1800s told by the Washoe and Paiute tribes. They claimed Tessie lives in an underwater tunnel beneath Cave Rock. Witnesses of the creature state varying...

Steve Jobs
2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields,...

Mark Zuckerberg
2013-08-21 06:38:05

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. As of April 2013, Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc., and in 2013 his personal wealth was estimated to be US $16.8 billion. Together with his college roommates and...

Spiny Sand Star Astropecten armatus
2013-08-11 13:47:29

The spiny sea star (Astropecten armatus), also known as Estrella de Arena, is a species of sea star that is classified within the Astropectinidae family. This species can be found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the coasts of Mexico, with a range that extends from Mexico to California. It prefers a habitat within sandy areas or areas with soft gravel and can be found at depths between 16 and...

Japanese Sea Lion Zalophus japonicas
2013-06-22 16:34:14

The Japanese sea lion (Zalophus japonicas) is in extinct species that could once be found in the Sea of Japan. The biggest populations occurred around the Korean peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago. In these areas, both sea lions and seals have influenced the names of some coastal areas, like Inubosaki or “dog-barking point.” It was formally classified as a distinct species in 2003 due...

Japanese Sea Lion Zalophus japonicas
2013-06-10 11:01:20

The Japanese sea lion (Zalophus japonicas) is in extinct species that could once be found in the Sea of Japan. The biggest populations occurred around the Korean peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago. In these areas, both sea lions and seals have influenced the names of some coastal areas, like Inubosaki or “dog-barking point.” It was formally classified as a distinct species in 2003 due...

Brown Bear Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as...

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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.