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2014-01-22 23:23:21

Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park Promises “Big-Bang” Ending to Weeklong Event Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The

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2009-11-05 09:30:00

Archaeologists at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History have discovered unprecedented evidence that helps map Hernando de Soto's journey through the Southeast in 1540.

2009-09-04 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the rarest and most highly prized minerals in the world is coming to Fernbank Museum of Natural History in the incredible exhibition GOLD.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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