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2013-06-25 23:31:55

SXM Deals fun thrilled jet ski tour in St. Maarten now cruises to the shortest airport runway in the world where jumbo jets perform amazing landings only a few feet away from tourists on Maho beach, St. Maarten. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Tourists around the world come to the tropical paradise known as St. Maarten in the Caribbean to watch one of the island's most highly rated attractions, jumbo jets performing extraordinary landings at Juliana airport. The planes...

2013-06-14 23:03:10

Liteblok is a precision molded, interlocking, mortarless building block made from lightweight cellular concrete and composed of sand, cement and a network of tiny, discrete air pockets. Applications include homes, buildings, fences and retaining walls. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Cresco Concrete Products, LLC announces the introduction of the new Liteblok Jumbo. Liteblok is a precision molded, interlocking, mortarless building block allowing for the rapid construction of...

2009-08-12 16:29:54

A California company says it has recalled 772 cartons of Omo and Fu Choy brand iced jumbo green onions because of possible bacterial contamination. NewStar Fresh Foods LLC of Salinas, Calif., said the possibly tainted green onions were distributed from three locations -- R.A.M. Produce Distributors of Detroit, Franzella Distributing of San Francisco and United Food Service of East Point, Ga. The product is packaged in 48-count iced cartons with item numbers 02487403 and 02487452, product lot...

2008-11-04 03:00:14

China says its first indigenous jumbo jet will be airborne in about seven years. The target date will coincide with the start of China's 13th Five-Year Plan in 2015, China Daily reported Tuesday. The newspaper reported this is the first time a timetable for the trunk liner project was made public since the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Limited was launched in May with an initial capital of $2.8 billion. The company is responsible for the plane's assembly, marketing and after-sales...

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2005-02-21 06:50:00

BANGKOK (AFP) -- It's rare enough when living artists fetch outrageous fortune for their work. When those modern-day Matisses are Thai elephants, however, they charge into the record books. Eight elephants in northern Thailand have painted their way into the Guinness Book of World Records after an art lover living in the United States shelled out a jumbo 1.5 million baht (39,000 dollars) for their canvas creation -- the highest price ever paid for elephant art. The four-legged artists in...


Word of the Day
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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