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2013-05-16 23:01:28

Founders of Central Marketplace, Inc., Shelly and Sandro Silvestri are excited to announce the launch of their new website, SweetPurair.com; the website features air purifiers from AllerAir Industries and caters specifically to people who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity. For more information, visit the website´s blog at SweetPurairBlog.com. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Shelly and Sandro Silvestri are proud to announce the creation and launch of their new website...

Image 1 - Coneheads (Protura) Of Italy
2011-11-11 04:40:19

What we know in their 'native' country after a century Coneheads (or Protura) is a group of primitive "insects" whose first species (Acerentomon doderoi) was discovered in 1907 by the famous Italian zoologist Filippo Silvestri, among the small animals collected by the coleopterologist Agostino Dodero from soil samples, taken from the grounds of a small villa in the center of Genoa, Italy. In the two following years Antonio Berlese, another very important zoologist (friend/foe of Silvestri)...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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