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The Late Jim 'Lizard King' Morrison Gets Giant Extinct Reptile Named After Him
2013-06-05 14:16:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The late rocker Jim Morrison may have been known as “the Lizard King” during his heyday in the late-1960s, but another creature that lived 40 million years ago is being hailed as the “king of lizards.” The lizard, measuring some six feet long and weighing upwards of 60 pounds, was a giant plant-eating reptile that competed with mammals of the time in the hot tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Perhaps it is...

2012-05-29 23:03:42

Third Annual Reptile Rally for Enthusiasts and Squeamish Alike San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Don´t scale back when it comes to cold-blooded critters this summer. In fact, it´s time to celebrate their unique physique during Petco´s Third Annual Reptile Rally! On June 2 and 3, 2012, reptile enthusiasts will have a chance to show off their pals´ scaly skills in a Cold-Blooded Beauty Contest. For those who still get the “willies”, there will be a hands-on...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'