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Facebook Announces Most Popular Articles Of 2011
2011-12-02 11:53:55

Facebook announced the most popular shared articles on the social network for 2011 in a blog post on Tuesday. "We recently looked at the most shared articles in the US on Facebook over the past year," Facebook said in a blog post. The number one article shared on the world's most popular social networking site was by the New York Times, showing before and after pictures of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. The article included disaster sites like Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...

Image 1 - Debris Field From Japan’s Tsunami To Hit US Next Year
2011-10-26 04:49:09

An estimated 5 million to 20 million tons of debris now floating in the ocean following Japan's massive tsunami is due to hit the shores Hawaii by early next year, before reaching the U.S. West coast sometime in 2014, according to estimates by University of Hawaii scientists. The projections have been validated by a Russian training ship, which spotted the debris in the Pacific Ocean where the scientists from the university's International Pacific Research Center predicted it would be....

2011-10-05 17:35:00

Donation made on behalf of Metrix board member Johann Senaratna to The Methodist Church in Sri Lanka Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 On behalf of board member Johann Senaratna, Metrix, the field service software company, donated $30,000 to The United Methodist Church to be channeled to the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka, earmarked for its relief efforts to strengthen communities affected by the tsunami and the war. The tsunami that struck Sri Lanka on the 26th of December 2004...

2011-08-12 00:00:02

Disaster.net recently launched a unique website designed to help citizens, journalists and governments monitor and prepare for natural disasters that occur worldwide. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 Disaster.net recently launched a unique website designed to help citizens, journalists and governments monitor and prepare for natural disasters that occur worldwide. The new website spotlights different disasters, including earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, nuclear, solar storms,...

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2011-08-08 12:33:32

A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away. Kelly Brunt, a cryosphere specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and colleagues were able to link the calving of icebergs from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica following the Tohoku Tsunami, which originated with an earthquake off the coast of Japan in March 2011. The finding, detailed in a paper published...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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