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2014-07-03 23:07:05

“Mermaid Down,” a highly original and award winning screenplay by Jeffrey Grellman, from a concept created by Grellman and clinical psychologist, Dr. Kelly Lauren Baker, boasts an unusual story: A mermaid is ripped from the Pacific, her tail is chopped off and she's thrown into a mental home where no one believes she is a mermaid. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 It all started when an unknown filmmaker, armed with a low-grade DSLR camera, a mere 300 bucks and a couple...

2014-06-24 23:01:02

Golfer’s Grail Indoor Golf & Tap will host Mashable's fifth annual Social Media Day on Monday, June 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Golfer’s Grail Indoor Golf & Tap will host Mashable's fifth annual Social Media Day on Monday, June 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. Mashable, a popular technology and social media blog founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005, launched the first Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution currently in motion...

2014-06-12 08:34:21

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from Orange Silicon Valley called Unicorns, Startups, and Giants: The New Billion Dollar Dynamics of the Digital Landscape shows that tech 'Unicorns' are becoming more than just billion-dollar start-up superstars or fodder for talk of bubbles. They are the new engines of disruption reshaping the competitive landscape. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140611/117151) -- The report charts over 60 Unicorn companies across...

2014-06-06 23:08:43

La Dentellière is a new digital publishing house that makes books specifically for the tablet market, designed by artists. La Dentelliere's version of Thumbelina has just been released. Maisons-Laffitte, France (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Little Thumbelina is only as big as your thumb! Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author who wrote this tale in the 18th century, sent Thumbelina on many adventures. She meets toads, butterflies, a cockchafer, a mouse, a mole, a swallow, and, of...

2014-05-06 23:16:43

Creature Weekend, the nation's premiere Cryptozoology Conference held annually at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio, is pleased to announce its 2014 Speaker Lineup. Cambridge, Ohio (PRWEB) May 5, 2014 (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Creature Weekend is proud to announce that it will be holding its 2014 conference at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio on May 17, 2014. Five prominent bigfoot researchers will be speaking at this conference in May; the presenters include Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Bill Munns, John...

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2014-05-06 09:24:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems every few months some new evidence of Bigfoot surfaces on the web and a new video purportedly capturing the elusive beast on film is setting the Internet on fire this week. A Canadian hiker by the name of Myles Lamont captured the footage while hiking the Tantalus Range, north of Vancouver, British Columbia. He and his friends spotted something moving along a ridge farther away and pulled out a video camera and began...

2014-04-30 04:22:30

LONDON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporting to Dave Breith, CEO Coms has today announced a new Chief Operating Officer; Brendan Loughrey will lead the growing Coms group of businesses. Brendan is currently Managing Director for Redstone, the company Coms acquired in November 2013. Brendan will be responsible for the UK business with immediate effect reporting to CEO Dave Breith. With numerous synergies existing for the group,...

2014-03-28 12:24:01

NOAH Receives 2 out of 5 Stars in Faith-Friendly Film Rating, Leaving Paramount with an Epic Missed Opportunity RALEIGH, N.C., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer -- the group behind the recent IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty -- is tracking the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences this year. During 2014, the Year of the Bible Movie, studios are targeting 46 million...

2014-03-26 23:26:28

“Ask For a Tooth Fairy Letter” app from the Real Tooth Fairies was created to inspire and reward girls for taking care of their teeth. The app, which is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad, is available for free at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ask-for-tooth-fairy-magic/id787383328?mt=8. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Real Tooth Fairies announced today that their personalized Tooth Fairy letters to girls are now available on their new “Ask For a Tooth Fairy...

Climate Change May Be Shrinking Salamanders
2014-03-26 10:53:08

[ Watch the Video: Salamanders Shrinking Due to Climate Change ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from a team of American scientists has found that salamanders living in the Appalachian Mountains have been getting smaller and smaller over the last 55 years as climate change gradually makes their habitat warmer and drier. Published in the journal Global Change Biology, the new study was based on the examination of museum specimen salamanders collected...


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Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Mapinguari
2014-04-22 13:41:18

Mapinguari The mapinguari or mapinguary is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as the Isnashi. Several attempts to find physical evidence that the creature exists have been conducted. Samples have been gathered, but when analyzed it was found to be from known animals and some of the castings of tracks were inconclusive. Native folklore has described the creature as having only one eye, long claws, backward feet, a...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.