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2010-07-07 06:45:00

You don't need a space shuttle to rocket down the runway at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, as NASCAR racer Matt DiBenedetto proved recently. Driving the same kind of car used at American superspeedways, DiBenedetto streaked down the runway at 205 mph, just shy of the space shuttle's touchdown speed. He shifted to neutral until the car touched 150 mph before revving up again. "I never thought I'd get lucky enough to come out and use the Kennedy Space Center runway," he...


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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