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2010-11-10 15:21:00

ROWAYTON, Conn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegu - the company that is breathing new life into the toy industry with its gravity-defying wooden blocks and socially responsible business practices - is at it again, integrating the Internet and "social play" directly into block play itself. In partnership with digital innovation company POKE, Tegu is launching Tegu Live, a product innovation and next-generation play experience built upon the company's core design priority of open-ended...

2010-04-28 15:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 10 cases of infection with Salmonella serotype Paratyphi B var. L (+) tartrate+ (formerly serotype Java) have been reported in Hawaii, with a potential link to raw ahi (yellowfin tuna). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Most of the people in Hawaii who became infected reported having...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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