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2009-09-25 13:22:41

The Harley Davidson factory in Kansas City, Mo., and its counterparts across the country topped a California-based Web site's list of great factory tours. VirtualTourist.com said a visit to any of the Harley Davidson factories in the United States is a dream come true for motorcycle fans. The opal mines of Coober Pedy, Australia, the largest opal mining operation in the world, was chosen as second on the list of Five Great Factory Tours for its underground hotels, restaurants, stores and art...

2006-07-25 23:55:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists have identified two new species of ancient marine reptile, similar to the mythical Loch Ness monster, that swam in an Australian outback sea 115 million years ago. The reptiles, named Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes, belonged to the Plesiosaurs group which included a "killer whale" type predator of the Jurassic period, palaeontologist Benjamin Kear from the University of Adelaide said on Wednesday. Kear, whose team studied 30 opalised fossils mainly...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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