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Using Geophysical Tools To Search For Clandestine Graves
2013-05-13 11:29:08

American Geophysical Union It´s very hard to convict a murderer if the victim´s body can´t be found. And the best way to hide a body is to bury it. Developing new tools to find those clandestine graves is the goal of a small community of researchers spread across several countries, some of whom are presenting their work on Tuesday, May 14, at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancún, Mexico, a scientific conference organized and co-sponsored by the American...

2009-06-26 13:45:53

A Swedish man under investigation for burying 11,000 chickens in a mass grave without alerting authorities said he wasn't himself at the time of the incident. Jan Erik Einarsson, who formerly served as a municipal commissioner in Orkelljunga, said he was in a state of shock when he came home one day and found a fan had broken down in a building containing 15,000 chickens, and 11,000 of the birds had died while trampling one another for air, The Local reported Friday. Of course, I should have...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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