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2010-01-26 06:40:00

Activists are in the midst of coordinating a worldwide clean-up after being disgusted with the amount of waste and debris cluttering the environment. After an outstanding operation in their home state of Estonia, volunteers of the "Let's Do It" campaign were able to remove thousands of illegal rubbish dumps. The small Baltic state is a hub for nature-lovers and one of the world's most Internet-wired nations. Toomas Trapido says, "Since the campaign day in Estonia in May 2008 we have been...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'