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2008-10-22 09:00:36

SP AusNet, engaged in electricity and gas distribution, has completed more than 220 maintenance works to improve electricity supply for the East Gippsland region in the Australian state of Victoria. The total value of the work was more than A$1 million and is expected to lead to more reliable power supply for the region. SP AusNet crews carried out upgrade works on the electricity lines from the east of Bairnsdale to Mallacoota, replacing powerpoles, crossarms and insulators, as well as...

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2008-07-24 13:32:20

At Fort Stanton Cave in New Mexico, hundreds of feet below the Earth's surface, an odd formation made up of an intricate crust of tiny calcite crystals continues to intrigue cave specialists and explorers. The formation is known as "Snowy River", due to its long, flowing presence on the cave's floor. It is thought to be the longest continuous cave formation in the world "” at least 4 miles long "” and explorers have yet to find its end. "I think Snowy River is one of the primo...


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Bunyip
2013-08-13 11:37:27

The Bunyip is from Aboriginal mythology. It is a large creature that lives in the swamps, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes of South Eastern Australia. However, stories of the Bunyip have been told throughout Australia. Written accounts of the creature were made by European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century as they colonized across the country. Today’s translation of the word Bunyip in the Aborigine language means “devil” or evil spirit. The actual word Bunyip didn’t appear in...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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