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peru mummies
2015-04-08 14:48:46

Dozens of mummies were recently discovered in Peru in what appears to be a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site where warring villages may have broken bread and held religious ceremonies.

2015-04-08 08:27:28

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to announce its upcoming 20(th) anniversary on May 6(th), 2015.

2015-04-08 08:22:07

NAPLES, Fla., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) (hertzequip.com), a subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), has launched "Equipment Assurance,"

2015-04-08 08:21:15

Mercedes-Benz of North Haven provides customers with the Dream Event Certificate Program NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Apr.

2015-04-07 23:06:35

Nike Rugby Camps unveils new overnight camps at high profile schools for the summer of 2015 San

2015-04-07 16:24:42

50 Radio Hosts, Members of Congress, Law Enforcement to Debate Obama Policies WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest annual immigration-media event,

2015-04-07 08:32:38

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Perfect Memorials continuously works to provide the most desirable and cutting edge memorial products to memorialize both humans and

2015-04-07 08:32:18

Guardian App By Rave Mobile Safety Now Bringing Added Protection to More Than 13,500 Students, Faculty and Staff at Georgia Regents' Main Campus and Medical Centers FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April

2015-04-06 23:05:57

The Nike Cal Baseball Camp offers a variety of camp programs ensuring that every youth baseball player has the opportunity

2015-04-06 16:21:54

DALLAS, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Faulkner, the outspoken pro-fracking CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation (OTCBB: BECC) will appear in 16 consecutive media interviews from New York


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

Afrikaner Cattle
2014-07-04 09:22:53

The Afrikaner is a hardy breed of cattle native to South Africa. It is also known as Afrikander and in Afrikaans it is known as the Afrikanerbees. It is part of the Sanga type cattle. In 1652, large herds of Sanga cattle were rounded up by the Khoikhoi of the Dutch Cape Colony. The Afrikaner were used by the colonists for meat and milk and Boers used them as draft animals to pull wagons on the Great Trek. They have been bred with other cattle types for their fertility, docility and...

Tolfetano Horse
2014-07-03 13:02:31

The Tolfetano is a breed of horse that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. The development of the breed was believed by some to be from crossing the Mongolian horse with native stock. Others believe it derived from crossing native horses with Barb and Spanish breeds. Originally, the breed was known as Maremmano, but when Thoroughbred blood was introduced, the Tolfetano became a separate breed. There are 15 breeds indigenous to Italy and the Tolfetano is one that is recognized by...

Soviet heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 14:10:37

The Soviet Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in Russia in the late 1800s and the modern breed established by the 1940s. The horse was developed by crossbreeding native mares with imported Belgian stallions. By 1936, three breeding centers were established, Pochinkovsk, Mordovian and Gavrilovo-Posad. Other breeding centers branched off of these and in 1952 the Soviet Heavy Draft was officially recognized as a heavy draft breed. The average height of the breed is 60.4 inches and...

Pleven Horse
2014-06-25 13:07:23

The Pleven is a breed of horse officially recognized in 1951. The breed was developed in the Klementina stud - the Georgi Dimitrov Agricultural Center - in Bulgaria. Arabian and Thoroughbred horses were crossbred to form the Pleven. It has mostly Anglo-Arab blood, but Gidran stallions were added into the development of today’s breed. It is bred throughout Bulgaria with efforts to increase its size to become an international sporting horse. The head has a straight profile and the neck is...

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Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.