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2009-06-26 13:40:42

A California animal services official said a yellow-bellied marmot was a little freaked out but uninjured by an eight-hour ride on a car bumper. Dan DeSousa, a spokesman for the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, said the marmot latched onto Karl Knoblock's bumper at the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area, northeast of Fresno, Calif., and he only realized there was a living animal clinging to his bumper when he arrived home in Encinitas, Calif., the San Diego Union-Tribune reported...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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