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Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone gets caught out at some time, be it an April Fool’s Day jest or a TV spoof. Most people are smart enough to spot a send-up or a bit of satire eventually but might just get fooled at...

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2014-08-20 23:09:09

The new article on Vinamy called ‘How to Make Friends as an Adult by Just Being Yourself: Becoming a “People Person” In Three Steps or Less’ provides people with positive reasons and techniques for making new friends. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 No matter how “lonely” a person may be, he or she can always count on a steady set of friends to be always there for them. However, it is another matter entirely when it comes to the concept of making new friends during...

2014-08-19 23:03:14

Join the Beacon of Hope of Walden at the Fed Up! Rally in Washington DC on Sunday 9/28 (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Concerned about the rising number of individuals addicted to opiates in our community and ready to do something about it? Join Beacon of Hope of Walden’s advocacy team in attendance at the Fed Up! Rally in Washington, DC. FedUp! Rally is designed to raise awareness for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose...

2014-08-14 23:09:19

The Monster Men – launch of an exciting new adventure – a web comic strip based on a book by the author of Tarzan – Edgar Rice Burroughs! In English and Spanish! (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 University Professor Arthur Maxon has been experimenting with the creation of artificial life—and he is afraid of what he created. If life can be created from lifeless chemicals with no assurance that anything other than mindless monsters could be created, the safest place to pursue this gruesome...

2014-08-14 23:02:33

Kary English Has Story Worthy of Hugo Nomination in the Eyes of Editor Mike Resnick Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Kary was the 2nd quarter, first place winner for this year, making it further than some several thousand others, and where her winning story will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXXI. "My sister was in an accident with her children in the car. The car was totaled, but...

2014-08-13 23:08:08

Professor Egghead Science Academy - national STEM education franchise - announced today the launch of the Egghead Franchise PTA Contest, with a Grand Prize of a free franchise. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Professor Egghead Science Academy, a national education franchise, announced today the launch of a contest that will award a current California PTA Member a new free education franchise. A Professor Egghead Science Academy franchise includes a protected territory, a business...

2014-08-13 23:00:42

A contest created in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard is today’s most effective means for aspiring writers to break into the publishing world is nearing the end of year 31. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Before 1983, the odds were stacked heavily against new writers. An aspiring author had to go up against seasoned professionals who had awards, bestsellers and fan followings. Even if a newcomer’s story was superior to that of an established writer, due to marketing considerations a publisher usually...

2014-08-13 16:23:46

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mack Bolan, the global bestselling action-adventure book series created by Don Pendleton which has more than 200 million copies in print, is headed to the screen. Screenwriter-producer Shane Salerno has closed a multi-party rights deal with Pendleton's widow, Linda Pendleton, his six children, Marjorie Pendleton, and a separate deal with Gold Eagle books to adapt the groundbreaking 700-volume series into a film universe....

2014-08-13 12:26:26

MARVEL'S "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" FEATURES CLASSIC 1970s TRACKS BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its second week of release, Hollywood Records and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack has claimed the top position on the Billboard 200 chart, scanning 109,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released on July 29, 2014, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 features classic 1970s songs from the film including Blue Swede's...

2014-08-11 23:07:09

Muse Harbor Publishing's Science Fiction/Fantasy Author Leslie Ann Moore to speak to fans and promote her upcoming “A Tangle of Fates” trilogy novel at Loncon3 in London, August 15-16, 2014, home of the famed Hugo Awards. Moore is the author of the romantic fantasy, “Griffin’s Daughter” trilogy, winner of the acclaimed IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book in Fiction. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The 72nd Annual World Science Fiction Convention (Loncon3...

2014-08-11 16:20:46

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation [NYSE: LEA], a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, will webcast its management presentation at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Representing Lear will be: -- Jeff Vanneste, Senior Vice President and CFO -- Ray Scott, Executive Vice President and President, Seating -- Frank Orsini, Senior Vice President and President,...


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Aswang
2014-01-20 10:15:00

The aswang is a creature from Philippine folklore and is featured in many myths and stories of that culture. Other names for the aswang are, tik-tik, wak-wak, bal-bal, and sok-sok. It was also the most feared of the mythical creatures dating back to the sixteenth century. The aswang is described as a combination of a vampire and a werewolf with bloodshot eyes. However, no definite characteristic can be established with the variety of stories and descriptions reported, but there are some...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.