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2012-08-13 07:23:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of glass coating, developed by a German company and inspired by spider webs, is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England. The glazing, which is known as Ornilux and is visible to birds but invisible to humans, was developed by researchers at Arnold Glas and is being used at a lookout tower at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne in order to keep...

2012-07-02 22:12:15

Becoming an Avon cosmetics Sales Representative is helping some poor South African women escape poverty as well as inspiring many with self-confidence and hope. South Africa´s growing band of 'Avon Ladies' are benefiting from economic empowerment, a sustainable income, raised social status and greater personal confidence, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research team conducted two large surveys - one with 300 black Avon...

2012-04-21 23:02:55

Dr. Greg Wells of Toronto, Canada Works With Elite Athletes Vying For Olympic Gold and With Chronically Ill Children Searching For Better Health Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 What do a 21-year-old Olympic athlete and an 11-year-old leukemia patient have in common? Both benefit greatly from the research and wisdom of renowned physiologist Dr. Greg Wells, Ph.D. Dr. Wells is an associate professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. He is a...

2012-04-19 23:04:18

Southport, NC launches a new city website this week with the help of the award-winning government website development team at Vision Internet. The updated website includes a modern design and intuitive navigational tools, making the site easy-to-use for citizens, visitors, and local businesses. Southport, North Carolina (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 This week marks the launch of the City of Southport´s new website — http://www.cityofsouthport.com. With this launch, the City sheds its...


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Canvey Island Monster
2013-08-01 12:07:38

In November 1953, a carcass of a strange looking creature washed up on the shore of Canvey Island, England. Another carcass was found in August 1954. The Canvey Island Monster was the name given to this creature. The 1953 carcass was 2.4 feet in length with bulging eyes, gills, and thick reddish brown skin. Its feet were shaped like a horseshoe with five toes, but lacked arms and hands. The remains were considered no threat so it was cremated. The second carcass was similar in looks but...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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