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2008-02-06 10:15:00

Scientists from the University of Bonn are researching which plants giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than 100 million years ago. They want to find out how the dinosaurs were able to become as large as they did. In actual fact such gigantic animals should not have existed. The results of the research have now been published in the journal 'Proceedings of the Royal Society B'.Take 200 milligrams of dried and ground equisetum, ten milliliters of digestive juice from sheep's rumen, a few...

2006-02-06 11:52:42

SOFIA (Reuters) - The head of Bulgaria's largest aid organization, the Bulgarian Red Cross, has been charged with diverting millions of euros in donations from the EU and United States for the poor and disadvantaged, officials said on Monday. Special police forces arrested Hristo Grigorov on Friday after investigators said he was involved in a fraud scheme in which clothes and medicine donated to the organization were sold in pharmacies and shops for profit. "Grigorov has been...


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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