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2013-07-08 23:00:28

Partnership with National Park Service delivers innovative experience of the National Mall. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Washington Monument has reopened – well at least virtually – thanks to views from a new webcam donated by EarthCam. Mounted to the scaffolding on the pyramidion of the treasured landmark, the HD megapixel camera system delivers views from the highest vantage point in Washington, DC. The webcam is being launched by the partnership of EarthCam and the...

2013-02-16 23:02:47

With George Washington´s birthday approaching, Orlando visitors can celebrate this day in a memorable way at patriotic attractions within Walt Disney World. Orlandoescape.com--the #1 Internet site for Orlando travel Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 With George Washington´s birthday approaching, Orlando visitors can celebrate this day in a memorable way at patriotic attractions within Walt Disney World. Orlandoescape.com - the #1 Internet site for Orlando travel - lists a...


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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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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