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2014-05-01 23:06:47

Ecostation to attract scientists from around the world to study sustainable interdependence. Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Tetiaroa Society, the nonprofit aimed at bringing scientists and researchers from around the world to conduct studies on the Tahitian atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, announced the official opening of its Ecostation today. Tetiaroa is a ring of 12 islets, or motus, around a 4.5 mile-wide lagoon and is owned by the late Marlon Brando’s estate. The actor...

2009-07-17 08:30:00

TETIAROA, French Polynesia, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Located on the French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa and a product of the late Marlon Brando's vision, construction on The Brando has officially begun with completion slated for late 2011. Construction of the luxury eco-resort has commenced with the official authorization from the Tahitian government after several years of studying the impact of construction on the environment. The Brando will feature: 47 deluxe bungalow villas (each with...


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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