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Australian Senate Passes Toughest Cigarette Packaging Laws Yet
2011-11-11 11:31:19

Australia´s new anti-smoking laws banning brand labels its last major legislative hurdle on Thursday and immediately faced the threat of court action from tobacco companies afraid of flagging future sales. Australia´s upper house of parliament agreed on new laws that will force cigarettes to be sold in plain olive packets, with no mention of the brand name starting December next year. The packages would continue to show graphic images of the harm smoking can cause. “Big...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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