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2005-09-19 13:33:57

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Rescue workers battled with rough Antarctic weather on Monday in an effort to rescue two Argentine men who fell into a glacial crevasse believed to be at least 165 feet deep. An Argentine scientist and a naval officer were traveling between research bases on Saturday when their snowmobile plummeted through the snow cover. Three other people swerved away in time and were rescued from the glacier by helicopter on Sunday. No contact has been made...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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