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2013-10-18 23:22:53

Caduceus Healthcare, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) healthcare and technology staffing firm, ranks #301 on the 2013 Inc. 500 with three-year sales growth of 1,443%. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Caduceus Healthcare, Inc. (dba Caduceus), a SDVO healthcare and technology staffing firm, announced today it ranked #301 on the prestigious Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at...

US Army Developing Special Ops 'Iron Man' Suit
2013-10-11 06:00:20

[ Watch the Video: Exoskeletons For Soldiers ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Army is planning to develop a revolutionary type of smart body armor to give its soldiers Iron-Man style capabilities on the battlefield. The idea to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, originated as a request from US Special Operations Command, who wanted an advanced infantry uniform that provides “superhuman strength” with greater ballistic...

Running Of The Bulls Style Event Coming To America
2013-08-04 05:33:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Good news for thrill-seeking Americans who have always wanted to participate in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain but didn't want to travel overseas: an offshoot of the event is coming to the US. According to Jeff Martin and Michael Felbernaum of the Associated Press (AP), the Great Bull Run is scheduled to take place near Richmond, Virginia on August 24. The event, inspired by the original running of the bulls,...


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Thunderbird on top of a Totem Pole
2014-01-20 07:48:49

Thunderbird is a Native American legend sometimes associated with storms. Several sightings of this creature correlate with storms in the corresponding area. Some researchers describe a Thunderbird as being lizard-like similar to the extinct Pteranodon. Fossils of large birds (teratorns) having a wingspan of 12 to 18 feet were around with early man, and the Thunderbird legend may have derived from them. In April 1890, two cowboys claimed to have killed a giant bird-like creature with a...

Hellhound
2013-10-07 06:39:39

A hellhound is a supernatural canine that is found in folklore and mythology in almost every culture around the world. It is said that some guard the entrances of the dead like grave yards and burial grounds and are often associated with the afterlife. It is also thought that if you see a hellhound or hear it howl, it is an omen of death. Some are claimed to hunt souls or guard supernatural treasures. A term used for describing a hellhound is “Bearer of Death”. They were believed to...

Tatzelwurm
2013-09-19 10:46:11

The Tatzelwurm comes from Alpine folklore and is said to inhabit several areas of Europe, including the Austrian, Bavarian, Italian and Swiss Alps. Other names for this creature are Stollenwurm, Springwurm, Arassas, and Praatzelwurm. The Tatzelwurm has been desribed as a lizard-like creature with the appearance of a cat, but with a serpent hind-end and no hind legs. Its body is hairless and covered with scales. It can grow up to six feet in length. In 1934 Balkin, a Swiss photographer...

Elwetritsch, Bestia palatinensis
2013-08-19 13:08:39

The Elwetritsch is reported to be found in southwest Germany and is a bird-like mythical creature that inhabits the underbrush and under vines of the region. Its origin is believed to be a result of crossbreeding between chicken, ducks and geese, and mythical creatures such as elves and goblins. They are described as a type of fowl with long beaks and sometimes having antlers; and that they lay eggs during the breeding season. They are considered to be very shy but curious creatures. An...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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