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2008-05-16 12:05:00

Scientists believe El Nino may have assisted Magellan's first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.On Nov. 28, 1520, explorer Ferdinand Magellan encountered fair weather after days of battle through the rough waters south of South America. From there, the calming effects of El Nino may have eased his passage across the Pacific Ocean, researchers speculate.An El Nino creates rising air that changes wind and weather patterns when the Equatorial Pacific become warmer than normal. The...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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