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Huge Eyeball Found On Florida Beach: Squid or Swordfish?
2012-10-12 10:11:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finding artifacts washed ashore on beaches around the globe are fairly common occurrences. Finding marine animals and their body parts are just as common. However, when the body parts tend to be like what a Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident recently discovered, people may immediately get a queasy feeling building in the pit of their stomachs. That´s because the body part, found by Gino Covacci as he was taking...


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Corbicula fluminea
2013-10-11 11:17:31

Corbicula fluminea is a species of freshwater clam, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Corbiculidae. This species is originally from Asian origin, therefore it is often referred to as the Asian Clam or Asiatic Clam. Within the aquarium and koi pond trade it is frequently called the Golden Clam or Golden Freshwater Clam. Within southeast Asia its known as the Prosperity Clam or the Good Luck Clam. It has been introduced into many parts of the world such as North America...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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