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2009-04-27 14:35:00

Sun Night Solar, a Houston Texas based company, is changing the lives of children around the world with solar powered flashlights. "When you get the emails from children in the developing world. I got one in this morning from the South Pacific Islands, it's awe inspiring," says Mark Bent, CEO of SunNight Solar. The company has reached out to over 60 countries around the world. Bent saw the need for lighting during the 20 years he spent living and working in Africa as a military officer and...


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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