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2006-07-26 00:05:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A series of limestone caves west of Sydney, best known as a popular family tourist attraction, are in fact the world's oldest open caves, dating back 340 million years, Australian scientists say.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.