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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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