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2009-01-29 07:15:00

Mount Vesuvius has not erupted for the past 65 years, but a geologist warned it continues to remain a threat to hundreds of thousands of people living near the southern Italian city of Naples. "Vesuvius is a very dangerous volcano," Francesco Russo said in Rome. "According to some statistics, there is a 27 percent chance of an explosive eruption in the next 100 years." With so many people potentially at risk, Vesuvius is under close surveillance, with seismographs and a satellite. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.