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2010-01-03 07:43:52

An expedition to Antarctica has uncovered what they believe to be the remains of the first airplane brought to the continent, according to a recent Reuters report. The aircraft was discovered on an icy shore close to where it had been abandoned nearly a hundred years earlier. The artifact, a single propeller Vickers plane, was brought to Antarctica by explorer Douglas Mawson during an expedition from 1911 to 1914. When the plane proved to be non-functional it was abandoned. The plane was...

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.