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2011-01-03 06:45:00

More than a thousand blackbirds rained down to the ground in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas New Year's Eve, perplexing wildlife officials as to how the birds ended up dying. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said in a Facebook posting Sunday that the birds, which alarmed residents in the small town as they mysteriously piled up on homes and lawns, would be tested to find what caused their deaths. Authorities said they had no immediate answer as to why the birds fell from the sky, and...

2011-01-01 00:16:52

The attorneys of the Dallas personal injury law firm outlines five tips for drivers this New Year's Eve. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) December 31, 2010 As 2011 draws near, many have begun planning their New Year's Eve celebrations, which frequently involve holiday parties and gatherings with relatives and loved ones. The Dallas Car Wreck Lawyers at 1800-CAR-WRECK are reminding drivers of the importance of remembering to put safety first to prevent their celebrations from becoming tragic events....

2010-12-31 16:21:00

DUBAI, UAE, December 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai welcomed the New Year with an unprecedented spectacle - the world's highest fireworks at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building by Emaar Properties. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101231/429514 ) The 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high Burj Khalifa was the centre of attention for a global audience as it marked New Year's Eve with a spectacular environment-friendly and satellite-guided laser-lights-fireworks show,...

2010-12-31 00:00:59

Human-Generated Power to Light 2011 Numerals Third Consecutive Year in Times Square on New Year's Eve Bethel, CT (PRWEB) December 30, 2010 The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Cee Lo Green, visited the Duracell Mobile Smart Power Lab to help in the final pedal for energy collection that will light the 2011 numerals during the New Year's Eve Ball drop ceremony in Times Square. Since the Smart Power Lab opened November 30, thousands of consumers and an array of celebrity pedalers have...

2010-12-31 00:00:55

Results based on December 27-29 Survey of 151 Persons Under 21 and 147 Parents of Those Under 21 New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2010 A December 27-29 survey of 151 persons under 21 revealed that 51% plan to drink on New Year's Eve, and another 27% say they "may drink." Thirty-five percent of the 147 parents of those under 21 surveyed, think their children will drink and another 5% believe their children may drink. According to recovering alcoholic Jeffrey Christian, founder of The...

2010-12-30 11:53:00

DETROIT, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the thirteenth consecutive year, Rev. Nicholas Hood, III, Senior Minister, Plymouth United Church of Christ, is campaigning to save lives during New Year's Eve celebrations. Rev. Hood, in partnership with Citizens for the New Millennium and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), is asking Detroiters and Wayne County residents to celebrate the New Year without gunfire. The hope is that there will be no injuries or tragic accidents throughout Wayne...

2010-12-29 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing says "Happy New Year!" like celebrating New Year's Eve in New York City. From a Times Square gala and a rooftop revel overlooking Manhattan's skyline to a jazz-enhanced Epicurean spread, these six New Year's Eve events at 10 locations present a plethora of options at a wide range of prices, $45 to $750 per person. 230 FIFTH, Zagat's number one rated nightlife venue for 2010/2011 and New York's largest rooftop garden and penthouse lounge with...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'