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2014-08-17 16:20:47

-Only Rentrak Provides the Official Global Movie Results- LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Aug. 17, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Rentrak provides the only theater-level reporting in the...

2014-08-15 16:23:13

DreamWorks Animation's High-Flying Sequel Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Film of the Year LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of yesterday's opening day of $5.6 million in China, DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 soared past the $500 million mark at the global box office. The highly acclaimed sequel is now not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014's highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing...

2014-08-15 12:24:00

Your child's drawing of the hero dog in their life could be shown on nationwide TV broadcast WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is teaming up with Todd Kessler, author of the innovative new children's book "The Good Dog" and the co-creator of the wildly successful "Blue's Clues" television program, for the Hero Dog Art Show. Children of all ages are invited to submit drawings of their own hero dogs...

2014-08-14 23:05:38

Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining...

2014-08-14 20:22:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City's 41st Annual Village Halloween Parade has announced the theme for this year as "The Garden of Earthly Delights." The parade will travel along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street on Friday, October 31st from 7PM-10:30PM and will air on Time Warner Cable's NY1 from 8PM-9:30PM. The inspiration for this year's theme, "The Garden of Earthly Delights," came from the architecture and people of New York City. The parade pays...

2014-08-14 12:30:07

Carrington puts its single-family residential expertise to work to support the R.I.S.E. program to improve the lives of America's heroes. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) is pleased to announce today that it has formed a partnership with The Carrington Companies (Carrington) to provide donations and operational support for GSF's R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment) program. As part of the program, GSF is...

2014-08-13 23:08:59

Crediting her longevity to good genes, a positive attitude and a busy life, Virginia (Ginny) Geis was very excited to celebrate her birthday with family and friends. It was definitely an auspicious occasion to turn 99. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Crediting her longevity to good genes, a positive attitude and a busy life, Virginia (Ginny) Geis was very excited to celebrate her birthday with family and friends. It was definitely an auspicious occasion. Although she appears to be decades...

2014-08-13 23:01:05

Two Students Receive Unique Voice Full-Ride Scholarships; 16 Receive Emerging Artist Scholarships Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) today announced the 2014 Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship recipients, who come from nine U.S. states. Students Nayereh Doosti of Interlochen, Michigan, who is originally from Iran, and Lobsang Tenzin of Portland, Oregon, an asylee from Tibet, were selected to receive Unique Voice Scholarships,...

2014-08-13 08:25:56

Deal Boosts Cinepolis' IMAX Footprint and Marks Exhibitor's First IMAX Screens in U.S. NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cinépolis, the world's fourth-largest cinema exhibition company, announced an agreement for three IMAX(®) theatres to be located throughout the United States. The first theatre will be added to the Cinépolis Posner Park complex in Kissimmee, Fla., with locations for the second and third theatres yet to be...

2014-08-12 16:25:11

-- Killing Keiko, available August 14, recounts heartbreaking abuse and death of whale who inspired the world -- ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a scene etched in the minds of movie-goers: a captive killer whale vaults over a jetty to the open ocean, free at last to join his family in the wild. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135493 In real life, however, Free Willy's fairy-tale ending never came true. Despite international attention and tens of...


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Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

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...

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

800px-Subadult_Spinosaurus
2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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