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Could Tornado Alley Be Extended?
2012-04-13 04:21:01

A research firm is looking to broaden the borders of a strip of the Midwest known as Tornado Alley. Tornado Alley has traditionally included the Plains states from the Dakotas to Texas. CoreLogic, a Californian risk and management company has studied weather data from across the country and is now suggesting this region should be stretched as far east as western Ohio, as well as covering a majority of the deep south. According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...


Word of the Day
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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