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Scientists Planning Expedition To Find Yeti
2011-10-04 11:21:34

A team of Russian and American scientists are planning what to some seem like a fairy tale adventure; a hunt for the elusive Abominable Snowman. Igor Burtsev, the head of the 'Yeti institute' at Kemerovo State University, will lead the team to search for the creature in the Kuzbass coal mining area of Kemerovo.  He believes there are around 30 Yetis that live in that area. This is not the first expedition in Russia to try and discover what some believe to be a mythical creature....

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2011-03-24 07:40:00

Kemerovo in western Siberia announced its plans to open "a scientific institute for researchers to study yetis," AFP reports. The final decision will be made later this year after it hosts the international conference on yetis in the town of Tashtagol, states the regional government's education and science department. Despite opposition, the administration of the Russian coal-mining region of Kemerovo says, "Organizing an institute or a scientific center would be a logical continuation of...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'