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2010-10-30 00:00:41

Local company collects more than 500 liters of human saliva every year St. Louis (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 Cities all over the world are known for their industry, Detroit is the "Motor City", Pittsburgh is the "Steel City" and now St. Louis is the "Spit City." The self proclaimed title is in response to the 500 liters of human saliva collected each year by local biological material provider, Lee BioSolutions. "We are a major collector of saliva and the only company in the world that I know...

2009-06-29 07:30:00

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer would hardly be summer without watermelon, right? The National Watermelon Association of the US thinks so. On July 4th, in celebration of our Nation's birthday and National Watermelon Month, The National Watermelon Association will join Pathmark, Sweet Mama Produce, The Wumblers and numerous additional corporate sponsors in hosting the largest, nationally organized watermelon seed spitting competition for kids in the Northeast held at Six...

2009-01-07 13:05:15

An overzealous parent has been jailed for threatening an umpire overseeing a youth league softball game in suburban Chicago, authorities say. A DuPage County judge has ordered 47-year-old Michael Beck to spend five nights in jail for threatening the unidentified umpire and then spitting twice on a police officer who arrived on scene, the Chicago Sun-Times said Wednesday. The incident took place on July 13 as Beck's daughter was taking part in a softball game as part of her youth league. Upset...

2008-12-16 17:30:02

City commissioners in Sarasota, Fla., have voted to revoke a 1908 law that banned citizens from spitting on streets, sidewalks and other public places. Commissioners voted 4-1 to revoke the rarely enforced law, which lawyers had argued was being used to target lower-income people after police this month searched a man for violating the spitting ordinance and found him to be carrying a small amount of marijuana, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reported Tuesday. If we want to pursue this (spitting...

2008-07-09 00:00:05

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. - Brian "Young Gun" Krause has out-spit his father to claim his seventh championship at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship. Krause's winning spit on Saturday was 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches. That's 6 1/2 inches better than his father, the second-place finisher and defending champion, 54-year-old Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause of Tuba City, Ariz., who spit 56 feet, 1 inch. Thirty-year- old Brian Krause, of Dimondale, currently holds the Guinness World Record after...

2008-07-08 00:00:04

By The Associated Press EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) - Brian "Young Gun" Krause has out-spit his father to claim his seventh championship at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship. Krause's winning spit on Saturday was 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches. That's 6 1/2 inches better than his father, the second-place finisher and defending champion, 54-year-old Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause of Tuba City, Ariz., who spit 56 feet, 1 inch. Thirty-year-old Brian Krause, of Dimondale, currently...

2007-12-10 06:00:00

The world's largest spitting cobra has been discovered in Kenya, according to a conservation group, WildlifeDirect. The newly described snake species, which measures up to 15 feet long, was named Naja Ashei after James Ashe, founder of a snake farm on Kenya's coast where the cobra is found. "A new species of giant spitting cobra is exciting and reinforces the obvious -- that there have to be many other unreported species but hundreds are being lost as their habitats disappear under the...

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2007-02-08 15:00:00

BEIJING - No spitting and get in line. That's the message Beijing city officials are trying to get across 18 months before the Olympics open in China's capital. "Everyone will be fined for spitting," read the headline in Thursday's Beijing Daily Messenger. In a city of 15 million, jumping ahead in line is common. So is spitting and littering, which officials hope to restrain in an effort to improve the city's image. Officials have announced a range of measures including "punishment and...

2006-05-05 04:33:57

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese tourists have been warned that while spitting, slurping food and jumping queues may merely disgust people at home, they are sometimes not tolerated abroad, Xinhua news agency said on Friday. The increasing number of Chinese tourists traveling abroad may be a huge new source of income to destination countries, but that won't prevent complaints against individuals from reflecting badly on all of China, Xinhua said. "The media in Singapore reports that...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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