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2011-05-04 12:55:00

A new isotopic analysis of meteorites that have been in storage on Earth for quite some time points to a very reasonable scientific conclusion that Mars once had sea beds that were warm, wet and rich in organic chemicals. Dr. John Brandenburg, a former scientist at the Florida Space Institute-University of Central Florida, Kennedy Space Center, says that the meteorites he analyzed, come from rocks in the southern hemisphere of part of Mars.  The rocks are 4.5 Billion years old, the same...

2008-07-04 06:00:54

By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 4--John Brandenburg used to run his oil-fired furnace year-round because it heated water for showers and sinks as well as for the baseboard heaters in his Howard County home. "We had to run the boiler all summer, and that seemed ludicrous," the Glenelg resident said. To curb his rising oil bills, Brandenburg installed solar panels for hot water, a move made easier by a county program offering tax credits to homeowners with alternative energy...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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