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2011-09-14 02:30:00

Show to Air Sept. 25 & Beyond on FX, ION Life, mtvU, National Geographic, REELZCHANNEL, Retirement Living TV, TV Guide Network, Time Warner Cable, More; VOD on Bravotv.com, E!, MTV, TVGuide.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC), the premiere non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of health and social issues through entertainment, announced that the 15th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase, will expand its telecast this...

2011-07-11 15:24:00

FOX to AIR Special Preview Saturday, July 16, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Back-to-Back Episodes Continue to Air on National Geographic Channel Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel's (NGC) series premiere of The Indestructibles on Sunday, July 10, attracted 1.2 million viewers 2+ between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. ET/PT based on fast national numbers released this afternoon. The Indestructibles investigates real-life disastrous...

2011-05-16 08:45:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Animal Jam, an online virtual world that teaches kids ages 5-11 about animals and the natural world, today announced it has surpassed one million registered players. The game reached this major milestone in less than seven months, and has attracted young players from more than 172 countries; with the majority of users coming from the United States. Animal Jam was created by Smart Bomb Interactive, a licensee of National...

2011-03-11 16:14:00

Special Looks at What a Similar Quake Could Do to Seattle, Washington, and America's Pacific Northwest WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of today's devastating earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami barreling across the Pacific Ocean, National Geographic Channel will air the world premiere special Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega Quake this Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega Quake As the world witnesses what a devastating...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

"ËœUltimate Dinopedia' is an interactive iPad encyclopedia with entries on more than 700 dinosaurs, featuring comprehensive data, entertaining narration, beautiful artwork and 3D videos that bring the world of Dinosaurs alive in your hand. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 National Geographic has brought dinosaurs into the digital age with the release of its stunning new iPad application "Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever." Based on National...

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2010-10-29 10:55:00

"Citizen archaeologists" helped researchers find Bronze Age burial sites and other Mongolian antiquities as part of a new National Geographic-supported expedition this summer. The groundbreaking "Field Expedition: Mongolia "” Valley of the Khans Project" invited Web users around the world to join a field expedition online in real time as "citizen scientists" from the comfort of their homes. The online expedition continues at http://exploration.nationalgeographic.com/mongolia. The field...

2010-08-06 10:55:00

GLOBAL TELEVISION EVENT AND THE LARGEST CROSS-PLATFORM INITIATIVE IN THE HISTORY OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO PREMIERE FALL 2010 WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel announced today that two-time Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin will narrate GREAT MIGRATIONS -- the global programming event that takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Great...

2010-03-02 13:12:00

Traverse the Globe for the Most Intimate, Extraordinary and Unforgettable Stories of the Animal Kingdom Premiere Lineup for New Network Includes Rebellious Monkeys, Angry Giraffes, and a Man and His Best Friend -- Brutus the Grizzly Bear New TV Network Nat Geo WILD Launches Monday, March 29, 2010 WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. Now, against a global backdrop of increasingly urgent...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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