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2012-03-15 09:00:00

Black Ops Pops debuts their new app "Fear the Reaper" - Fly an MQ-9 Reaper equipped with Hellfire missiles through the desert and eliminate terrorists threats with this addictive arcade thriller! Mountain View, California (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The new Android app, "Fear the Reaper" published by Black Ops Pops uses an old formula (side scrolling shooter, ala Defender) but puts on a modern warfare twist! Fly the famed MQ-9 Reaper drone, used by today's top secret military to attack the bad...

2011-12-30 04:53:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Men around 70 years of age can elude the Grim Reaper by walking at speeds of at least 3 miles per hour, according to this study. The authors say that for the first time they have estimated the speed at which the Grim Reaper usually walked: about 1.8 miles per hour. He never walked faster than 3 miles per hour. The Grim Reaper is a well-known mythological and literary figure who personifies death. To assess his role in mortality and walking speed, a team of...

2011-12-16 12:25:38

How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over Men aged 70 and older can elude the Grim Reaper by walking at speeds of at least 3 miles (or 5km) an hour, finds a study in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. The authors say that for the first time they have estimated the speed at which the Grim Reaper usually walked: about 1.8 miles per hour. He never walked faster than 3 miles per hour. The Grim Reaper...

2011-10-13 11:00:00

A cancer patient has turned her dance with death into an profitable online business that pokes fun at the grim reaper and celebrates being incurably alive. (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 In 1999, while faced with a grim diagnosis of breast cancer, Toni R began to receive phone calls from pre-need counselors at local funeral homes in her area. Hippa laws did not exist as they do now, so it came as quite a surprise to her when their approach was "we're sorry to hear about your illness, but have you...

2011-01-25 12:35:54

Rural life and competitions amongst reapers of grass and cereals have developed in a parallel manner. When the scythe was a fundamental tool on the farmstead, farm laborers and farmers participated more in these competitions and the high point was at the beginning of the 80s. So, as the system of production of the farm modernized, the use of the scythe in tilling the land became less common; likewise the number of farmers taking part in competitions. As a result, the reapers of today have...

2010-10-20 19:53:33

Our cells live ever on the verge of suicide, requiring the close attention of a team of molecules to prevent the cells from pulling the trigger. This self-destructive tendency can be a very good thing, as when dangerous precancerous cells are permitted to kill themselves, but it can also go horribly wrong, destroying brain cells that store memories, for instance. Rockefeller University scientists are parsing this perilous arrangement in ever finer detail in hopes that understanding the basic...

2008-09-21 21:00:13

By Ted Cox The writers' strike has proved to be a lifeline for drowning TV shows. Because the strike ran into so-called development season in the industry, the networks weren't able to develop and shoot pilot episodes for their usual vast array of potential new fall flops. That has made them more inclined to renew both struggling freshman shows, like ABC's "Pushing Daisies," and graybeard old shows, like NBC's "ER," both of which will be back in the fall. In fact, there are only about a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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