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2015-03-06 12:25:17

CHICAGO, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- McGuffin Creative Group, Inc., a Chicago-based creative services firm, today announced it is now accepting applications for the 2015 McGuffin Grant.

2015-03-04 20:22:35

Announces Retirement of Joanne Smith from Hill-Rom Board CHICAGO, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

2015-03-04 20:21:44

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Post reports to us that a video of Tehran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian which describes his case is now available for other media

2015-03-03 12:34:17

Leveraging his experience reviving distressed properties, Brian Watson helps acquire 12000 E.

2015-03-03 08:21:24

STRATFORD, Conn., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

zombie apocalypse
2015-02-27 10:40:13

Reading "World War Z", an oral history of the first zombie war, and a graduate statistical mechanics class inspired a group of Cornell University researchers to explore how an "actual" zombie outbreak might play out in the U.S.

2015-02-26 12:20:53

With another beneficial real estate opportunity for two new Grease Monkey locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, Northstar continues its effort to serve corporations nationwide. DENVER,

2015-02-24 23:11:02

Additional Finances Provide Flexibility to Support NorthStar’s Anticipated Growth Over the Next Two Years Orem, Utah (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 NorthStar

2015-02-24 08:41:09

Bolsters Technical Leadership as Paragon Focuses on Solutions LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Feb.


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Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.