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Hurricane Humberto's Cloud-filled Eye Spotted By NASA's Terra Satellite
2013-09-13 13:29:00

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Humberto that showed it's eye was cloud-filled. Humberto was moving away from the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. EDT/1500 UTC, Hurricane Humberto has maximum near 85 mph/140 kph, and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects gradual weakening later in the day. The center of Hurricane Humberto was located near latitude...

2013-09-12 23:28:07

TrustedConsumerReview Announces MyNationWideLending as the top Fort Lauderdale Mortgage company. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview, the premier auditing and reviews agency, is announcing its top pick for the best Fort Lauderdale mortgage companies. TrustedConsumerReview reviewed and audited numerous Fort Lauderdale mortgage companies for a number of factors such as cost, reviews, testimonials, and accreditations. TrustedConsumerReview looked at...

2013-09-12 23:04:01

After a five-vehicle accident on May 9, 2013, a woman was recently arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter. Car accident attorney, Michael Steinger, spoke about the rights of the victims. (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Isis Margarita Cesar, 36, was arrested on August 6, 2013 and charged with DUI manslaughter. The arrest was in connection with a car accident involving five vehicles, which left the driver of one of the vehicles dead. Cesar is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional...

2013-09-10 23:19:01

Social Swag Co. in partnership with Wynwood Walls and The LAB Miami, will host the 4th annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – for the first time live in Miami, to explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future and facilitate a global conversation on the world we want in 2030 using the next generation of innovation to make it a reality. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September...

2013-09-04 23:01:05

Dominica Westling takes on Moriche Palm to deliver an amazing "buttocks Sculpting" routine. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Great news for THE MORICHE PALM DIET. This nutritional supplement line is committed to helping women stay fit by teaming up with fitness trainer Dominica Westling, aka Booty by Dom, to launch its first-ever Body Sculpting workout series to be released in September of 2013. Dominica Westling delivers a powerhouse dynamite workout in just 20...

2013-08-28 23:31:03

Sun Trolley’s ever-popular tracker app received its 10,000th download in August 2013. Sun Trolley’s Tracker App, designed by Chris Caputo of Wilton Manors-based MetroMedia Works, literally “tracks” the location of all the Sun Trolleys across all seven routes in real time. GPS location services in the user’s smartphone allows the app to direct the passenger to the nearest Sun Trolley route where he or she can wave down one of the trolleys. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) August...

Quick Forming Tropical Storm Fernand Soaking Mexico
2013-08-26 14:56:20

NASA During the week of Aug. 18, the low pressure area designated as System 95E was lingering in the western Caribbean Sea and moved into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, where it exploded into Tropical Storm Fernand late on Aug. 25. On Aug. 26, NASA's TRMM satellite saw towering thunderstorms in Fernand were still raging over mainland Mexico, dropping heavy rainfall. On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, System 95E organized quickly into a tropical depression six, and by 7:00 p.m. EDT,...

2013-08-23 23:01:31

Florida car accident lawyer Michael Steinger comments on a cabbie that came to the aid of a broken down fellow taxi driver last week only to be hit by a passing car, reported CBS Miami. (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 When a taxi driver went to help a fellow cabbie last week, he was struck by an alleged drunk driver, stated in CBS Miami – and now faces critical leg injuries. Michael Steinger, a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer, comments on the wounded taxi driver. The good samaritan...

2013-08-19 23:23:23

Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami, continued strong residential sunroom, patio cover and screen enclosure sales growth in the first half of 2013 in Broward County, Venetian President Chris Noe said. In just the first six months of the year, Venetian actually topped its total Broward sales for all of 2012 by 24 percent, Noe said, pushing total residential sales to an annual record with half a year to go. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Broward County sunroom, screen enclosure and patio...


Latest Tropics Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

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