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2014-05-23 23:09:55

The Liquidation Channel will donate $1 of every transaction made on Memorial Day to Snowball Express. AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The Liquidation Channel (LC) is overjoyed to announce that on Memorial Day, May 26th, $1 of every transaction made on that day will be donated to Snowball Express. This special Memorial Day event will start on Monday, May 26th at 12:00 a.m. and end at 11: 59 p.m. CT. LC has committed to donating a minimum of $20,000. Snowball Express is a nonprofit...

2011-01-20 00:00:49

Grayling Industries provides IBC liners to help scientists simulate "Snowball Earth". Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Snowball Earth is what climate researchers call a period in Earths history that occurred approximately 600 million years ago when the planet may have been covered in ice from the poles to the equator. Dr. Bonnie Light is a Physicist IV and Affiliate Assistant Professor who is currently working on a project to study one aspect of the physics of sea ice pertinent to...

2009-12-08 11:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 1,300 spouses and children of fallen military personnel will receive a Texas-sized welcome when they arrive in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on Dec. 9, as part of the annual Snowball Express event. This is the first time Snowball Express has traveled to North Texas. Each year, Snowball Express, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization, arranges an all-expenses-paid trip to provide hope and new memories for the children and...

2009-07-09 13:46:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (FWAPF) has donated $100,000 to Snowball Express, a volunteer organization that benefits the children and spouses of fallen military heroes. The check was presented today by Mike Snyder, FWAPF Chairman, along with Captain Steve Blankenship, Director-Veterans Initiatives for American Airlines, to Snowball Express Chairman Roy White, in a brief ceremony at American Airlines headquarters. As the official airline of...

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2009-04-30 14:45:44

Two recently published studies show that some birds, parrots in particular, can "dance" to a musical beat. The reports, published online on April 30th in Current Biology, reveal that birds can also bob their heads, tap their feet, and sway their bodies along to a musical beat. Researchers said the findings show that a very basic aspect of the human response to music is shared with other species. "We've discovered a cockatoo [named Snowball] that dances to the beat of human music," said...

2008-12-23 15:43:42

New York Jets defense end Shaun Ellis was fined $10,000 by the NFL after he heaved a chunk of snow at unruly Seattle Seahawks fans. As he was heading to the locker room after Sunday's 13-3 loss at Seattle, Ellis responded to taunting fans throwing snowballs at the team by picking up the chuck of snow and heaving it at the seats. He has been disciplined by the league, Jets Coach Eric Mangini said Tuesday, adding that many of his team's personnel were pelted by snowballs from the seats. Mangini...


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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