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2008-08-26 00:00:16

Wanted: Host families for international students. That's the word from the Center for Cultural Interchange, which is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor visas for high school exchange students from around the world. In most years, more families volunteer to host than are needed, but this year - perhaps because of the weak economy - not enough volunteers have come forward, according to CCI. "For the upcoming year, families are needed more than ever to help CCI meet its...

2008-07-19 12:00:28

The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 S. 1300 East, will continue its summer forum at 10 a.m. Sunday with "The Maize Maze: Complexities of Corn and Alternative Fuel Vehicles," by Alyson Brennan and Tim Loftis. For more information, call 582-8687. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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2008-04-28 15:55:00

At the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey kids can learn about science in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Science educator Lisa Silverman showed a group of students how surgery is performed "” on a person dressed in a banana suit, that is."Can everybody say the word 'autoclave?'" Silverman asked while holding up some surgical instruments. "That's a fancy word for an oven-dishwasher that goes at a very high temperature and actually kills the germs."As she guided the children through the...

2006-07-14 05:17:14

LONDON (Reuters) - A British fan of the cult TV show "Star Trek" has boldly gone where no man has gone before and created a giant maize maze dedicated to the program. Trekkie Tom Pearcy used satellite technology to help him cut the maze in the corn field at his farm near York, northern England, to celebrate 40 years since the show's first episode. The maze, whose design includes images of character Mr Spock and the USS Enterprise spaceship, used 1.5 million maize plants and claims to...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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