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2007-05-28 09:00:00

THUNDER HORSE PLATFORM, Gulf of Mexico -- The day after massive Hurricane Dennis churned through the Gulf of Mexico in July 2005, a commercial vessel traveling past BP PLC's hulking Thunder Horse oil platform radioed the bad news to its owner: The platform's top deck was listing into the water. When a landing party from BP arrived at the platform two days later, they had to tie onto rails near the control tower to haul themselves up the platform's 30-degree incline. "It looked like a ship...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.