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Air Pollution In Beijing Reaches Record Highs
2013-01-14 04:32:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Chinese government officials warned that residents of Beijing should remain indoors on Sunday as the city´s notoriously poor quality air reached levels that far exceeded those deemed safe by health experts. According to Louise Watt of the Associated Press (AP), the website of the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center reported that the density of particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in size (PM2.5...


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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