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2008-09-26 18:00:10

Poor weather yesterday scuppered a Swiss adventurer's record breaking attempt to become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing. Yves Rossy - Fusionman - was due to jump from a plane more than 8,200ft (2,500m) up, fire up jets on his home-made wing and soar across one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. But a late build-up of cloud in the Dover area put paid to the attempt and it is looking likely it will take place today. It is...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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