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2014-07-25 12:27:45

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional figures from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the manufacturing sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics for semiconductor and related device manufacturing (NAICS 334413). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Highlights include: -- The semiconductor and related device manufacturing industry employed 90,244 people in...

2014-07-25 00:20:50

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO OPINION RESEARCH Profile America -- Friday, July 25th. The past few decades have seen a mounting number and frequency of public opinion polls, whether from the traditional Gallup and Harris firms to those commissioned by newspapers or political campaigns. The first such poll in U.S. history...

2014-07-24 00:21:16

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL DRIVE-THRU DAY Profile America -- Thursday, July 24th. This is National Drive-Thru Day -- noting the popularity of restaurants that take orders by intercom and then pass the food out a window to the customers wanting to keep on the move. The first such service was the idea of Robert...

2014-07-23 00:20:21

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO COFFEE RATIONING Profile America -- Wednesday, July 23rd. The home front during World War II had to cope with some irritating limitations and scarcities, notably gas rationing and a lack of new cars and tires. But what for many was a real wartime crisis was coffee rationing. Imposed in 1942...

2014-07-22 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CHILLING OUT Profile America -- Tuesday, July 22nd. On these scorching hot summer days, with the nation's average warmest day of the year coming up shortly, most of us welcome ducking in from the heat into a cool office, business, or home. For this relief, we can thank Willis Carrier, who in the...

2014-07-21 12:24:53

New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world....

2014-07-21 00:20:42

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DOWNSCALE DINING Profile America -- Monday, July 21st. A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting -- on TV, in newspapers and on the Web -- is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes, and the quality...

2014-07-20 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO VEHICLE THEFTS Profile America -- Sunday, July 20th. It took a while after the invention of the gas-powered automobile by Karl Benz in Germany in 1886 for someone to steal the wheels. The first stolen car is said to be of a French aristocrat's Peugeot in Paris in 1896. In this country, the first...

2014-07-18 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CURRENT AFFAIRS Profile America -- Friday, July 18th. On this date in 1955 in West Milton, New York, a species of turning swords into plowshares was realized. That was when the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor to the Niagara-Mohawk Power...

2014-07-17 12:28:02

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2104 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/128113 Population Distribution 56.7 million Number of people in the United States in 2010 with a...


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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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