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2009-07-25 13:27:37

A super-intelligent bear has deciphered how to unlock supposedly bearproof locked food canisters used by New York campers, company officials say. Jamie Hogan, owner of BearVault of San Diego, Calif., say a female bear named Yellow-Yellow who lives in the High Peaks region of the northeastern Adirondack Mountains, has managed to figure out a complex locking system on the canisters that confounds even some campers, The New York Times reported. She's quite talented, Hogan said. I'm an engineer,...

2009-07-01 02:00:00

LONDON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With Glastonbury now behind us, and a scorching summer ahead with numerous other festivals, and the school holidays yet to come, realbuzz.com brings you our top 10 camping tips to survive the fields this summer, plus the lowdown on where in the UK, realbuzz.com thinks the top camping sites are. We take the whole pursuit of being outdoors and living a healthy, active life quite literally! realbuzz.com Top 10 camping tips and our list of top 20 UK...

2009-06-15 11:39:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Amateur Radio operators, often called "hams," will be showing off their wireless capabilities June 27-28. Erecting radio stations in community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers throughout the country, they will hold a "Field Day" and show their emergency communications abilities while having fun talking to friends all over the continent with their radios. (Photo:...

2009-06-01 13:03:00

With Experts Predicting More Natural Disasters This Summer, The Time to Prepare Is Now BOCA RATON, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- During a single day in February 2008, an estimated 87 tornadoes touched down in the southeastern U.S. killing 57 people. In June, major flooding across the Midwest killed at least 24 people and injured another 148. More carnage came last September when Hurricanes Gustav and Ike killed at least 164 people from Texas to Florida. (Logo:...

2009-05-14 09:00:00

New grilling system uses infrared heat for eco-friendly outdoor cooking. SAN DIEGO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbeques Galore, a division of Grand Home Holding, Inc. and a leading manufacturer and retailer of grills and grilling accessories introduces Crossray(R), a cutting edge "green" grilling technology that exceeds industry standards. Crossray uses infrared heat to cook food more evenly and in less time while using up to 50% less gas and decreasing smoke emissions by up to 80%. Using...

2009-04-30 15:31:07

The Canadian Center for Emergency Preparedness says it's encouraging people to review their emergency preparedness programs due to the swine flu outbreak. The CCEP said it recommends Canadians implement safe health practices similar to those applied during the regular flu season. Officials said such practices are proven to reduce the potential spread of the influenza virus and many other infectious diseases. The practices include: -- Washing hands frequently and properly. -- Coughing or...

2009-02-01 13:00:00

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COSPAS-SARSAT turns off satellite detection of the 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency radio beacons today. In order to track the new 406 MHz generation of emergency radio beacons the US Coast Guard selected Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK for ground operations. Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK is a mobile, full featured Multi-Band Radio Direction Finder capable of operating in the Aviation VHF/UHF band, Marine band and COSPAS-SARSAT 406Mhz band. The SAR MAN-PACK...

2009-01-16 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Ready Campaign, in partnership with The Advertising Council, is introducing a series of new social media tools today to further engage Americans in taking steps to prepare for emergencies. The initiative is an extension of Resolve to be Ready in 2009, a nationwide effort designed to encourage individuals, families, businesses and communities to take action and prepare for emergencies in 2009. To view the...

2008-12-08 04:08:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Rosa, California cooking teacher, cookbook author and Registered Dietitian, Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen(TM), has been advocating and teaching pressure cooking for the past 13 years. Her website http://www.pressurecookingonline.com and DVD, "Pressure Cooking, A Fresh Look: Delicious Dishes in Minutes," reveal pressure cooking magic tips and techniques. Here are her top five reasons to learn pressure cooking now. Cook...

2008-12-05 18:57:44

A Plainfield, Ill., woman says she is flying the U.S. flag outside of her house upside down as a sign of economic distress. Debra Brzostowski, 38, said she decided to flip her flag after becoming frustrated with the government's handling of the economic bailout, which she said gives generously to Wall Street bankers while leaving homeowners and small business owners without support, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. This is a distress call to the government, Brzostowski said. I'm a proud...


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10 Tips To A Great Summer
2012-07-16 20:56:36

With the start of summer upon us, we start thinking of things to do on the weekend and how to keep the kids busy. Here are a few things that may just help accomplish that and also to stay safe during this summer. #1 Weather is always a big player in whichever season it maybe, but the summer is a when the United States experiences some of its most severe weather such as Tornadoes and Hurricanes. The best tip for this is to be prepared. If the National Weather Service issues a watch or...

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2010-10-21 17:34:41

Morse code is a form of textual transmission as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that are interpreted by a skilled listener. International Morse Code encodes the Roman alphabet, Arabic numerals, and a small set of punctuation as standardized sequences of short and long "dots" and "dashes". Since many non-English languages have more than 26 letters there are extensions to the Morse alphabet. The speed of Morse code is measure in WPM. A dot is one "on" element followed by an off...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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