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2007-08-18 12:18:10

By Linda A Moore lmoore@commercialappealcom Last week wood chips spread on an Arlington, Texas playground got hot enough to spontaneously combust. In March 1995 Romano's Macaroni Grill in Germantown was damaged in a fire officials believed started when mulch ignited all by itself. It may sound bizarre, but experts say the right recipe of heat, decomposition and a little bit of wind can combine to start a fire, even in two inches of mulch around a flower bed. "It's possible and I've...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.