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2015-05-22 20:20:16

Hyundai Doubles Military Incentive on New Car Sales May 22-25, 2015 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai is doubling its military incentive to United States service

2015-05-22 16:29:58

Inaugural class of graduates include public service leaders from local, state, and federal government, NATO, and the U.S.

2015-05-22 16:28:30

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevro Corp.

2015-05-22 16:22:10

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit when work continues

2015-05-22 16:22:00

World's Largest Chain of Transmission Specialists Offers Significant Discount on Franchise Fee for U.S.

2015-05-22 12:32:02

DUBLIN, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x649zj/north_america)

2015-05-22 12:26:29

Aegis Living Study Says Women More Likely to Worry About Memory than Men SEATTLE, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new Aegis Living Study on Attitudes Toward Aging, adults of all

2015-05-22 12:21:30

Company Pledges Charitable Contribution and Future Support to Honor Injured Veterans and Their Service PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellebrite, the leading developer

2015-05-22 12:21:20

MIAMI, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. and HavanaAir Charters, LLC, have signed today an agreement, to support HavanaAir's charter operations to Cuba.

2015-05-22 12:21:08

World's First Mass-Produced Fuel Cell Vehicle Available For $499 per month FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai's zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered Tucson Fuel Cell


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American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.