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Six Degrees Of Separation Getting Smaller
2011-11-22 10:43:46

The infamous “six degrees of separation” is shrinking apparently. Facebook, and researchers from the Laboratory for Web Algorithmics of the Università degli Studi di Milano in Milan Italy, have determined that the average number of people who separate any two individuals in the world is actually 4.74, Steven Musil of CNET is reporting. The original six degrees of separation testing came from Stanley Milgram´s 1967 “small world experiment”, which...

2011-09-14 16:15:00

A new online garden exchange is helping gardeners move away from the industrial food chain for healthier, fresher food. Folsom, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Cantaloupe with listeria, spinach with e coli, jalapenos with salmonella. Tainted produce is a legitimate concern in todayâs society where produce is brought in from all over the world. Government investigators can sometime take weeks to track the source of tainted produce, leaving the public uneasy. While most gardeners...


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Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.