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Synthetic Drugs Skyrocketing UN Report
2013-06-26 11:13:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The development of synthetic, designer drugs often outpaces the laws designed to control them, and a new report from the United Nations described a sharp rise in the proliferation of these so-called “legal highs.” “New harmful substances have been emerging with unfailing regularity on the drug scene,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. “The international drug control system is floundering for the first time under...

2013-06-25 23:26:11

InfoTrends has expanded its Ultimate Guide Online platform to include wide format printing (WFP). Weymouth, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 InfoTrends has expanded its Ultimate Guide Online platform to include wide format printing (WFP). This guide details product specifications for over 300 products from a total of 40 vendors. The Ultimate Guide Online is a series of databases utilized by savvy print and marketing service providers to compare hardware and software before making their...

2013-06-24 23:23:50

The Goree Challenge announces 4 by 14 campaign ahead of US President Obama visit to The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) on Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island, Senegal and Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Victor Mooney of Queens, New York invites the press to take a look at his Brazilian built boat, which he hopes will carry him across the Atlantic Ocean later this year from the Canary Islands to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn on...

2013-06-18 23:14:32

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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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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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