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2010-09-09 06:15:00

Glaciers atop snow-capped Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey have shrunk 30 percent in surface area over the last 3 decades, a researcher said Wednesday. Geologist Mehmet Akif Sarikaya, an assistant professor at Istanbul's Fatih University, told AFP: "We used satellite images to analyze the response of glaciers at the summit of Mount Ararat to climate change." "The glacier surface area decreased from 3.04 square miles in 1976 to 5.5 square 2.09 square miles in 2008, a loss of about 17 acres a...

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2010-04-28 08:30:00

A group of evangelical explorers from China and Turkey believe that they have discovered remains from Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, according to various media reports on Tuesday. According to the team, carbon dating has shown that the wooden pieces of a structure discovered on the Turkish mountain are 4,800 years old, which would place them in the same era that the biblical ark was said to have existed. "It's not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is...

2008-09-27 15:00:22

TOPSHAM - Midcoast Youth Theater will hold auditions for its fourth annual family production of "A Christmas Carol: The Musical" Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-3, at Mt. Ararat High School. Auditions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The production will be directed by Henry Eichman, with choreography by Pamela Tondreau, music direction by Courtney Babidge and costumes by Beverly Diller. Performances are slated for Dec.11-14 at Mt. Ararat High School. For more information, log on to...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.