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2008-11-18 13:40:27

Scientists have pieced together the skull of an ancient woolly rhinoceros in Europe. Researchers discovered the 53 skull fragments in a gravel pit at the foot of the Kyffhäuser range, near Bad Frankenhausen in Germany around 1900. The mammal was just 12 years old when it died some 460,000 years ago, researchers reported in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews. The extinct mammals reached a length of three-and-a-half meters in adulthood and, unlike their modern relatives, were covered...


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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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