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2008-09-07 06:00:09

By Ann Tatko-Peterson Hello, Donkey, From Elephant Who said politics have to be serious? Certainly not the host committee officials for the Republican National Convention, which just wrapped up in Minneapolis/St. Paul. To promote the region, the committee produced a unique batch of postcards featuring "Elephant" (symbol of the Republicans). A real elephant is pictured in various poses: riding a bike, hiking around a lake, visiting the "Hail to the Chief" exhibit at the Minneapolis...

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2008-03-24 14:15:00

Leonid Stadnik's phenomenal height has forced him to quit a job he loved and to stoop as he moves around his house. But Stadnik, who Guinness World Records says is the world's tallest human, says his condition has also taught him that there are many kindhearted strangers. Since his recognition by Ukrainian record keepers four years ago, and by Guinness last year, people from all over Ukraine and the world have sent him outsized clothing, provided his home with running water and recently...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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