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2009-04-07 16:44:53

Although most people view tornadoes as something to avoid, next month a small army of scientists will be doing just the opposite, traveling the nation's central region in search of twisters. Organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ambitious initiative to explore the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes will take place from May 10-June 13, 2009. The project, known as VORTEX2 (V2), will be the biggest attempt...


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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.