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2014-11-07 16:21:40

Kickstarter Campaign Combats Ebola With The First-Ever Solar Power and Light 'First Aid Kit' ATLANTA, Nov.

Archaeologists Unearth Stone Monument Detailing 'Dark Period' In Maya History
2013-07-18 09:21:44

Archaeologists have uncovered a "dark period" in Maya history while tunneling beneath the main temple of El Peru-Waka', an ancient Maya city in northern Guatemala, according to cultural officials in that country.

2013-06-10 23:02:26

The Grid Earth Store will donate a Waka Waka light for every Waka Power light sold.

2013-06-06 23:01:12

In May of 2013 the Grid Earth Project distributed more than 300 Waka Waka solar lamps in the Cayo District of Belize, in a project funded through the 1% Club.

Tomb Of Mayan Queen Discovered In Guatemala
2012-10-04 08:29:24

A team of archaeologists has discovered the tomb of Mayan queen Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Holy Snake Lord considered one of the most powerful queens of the Classic Maya civilization.

2010-09-01 13:54:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Shakira's (Epic Records) global hit "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" has become the best-selling World Cup song in history. "Waka Waka" will be available on her forthcoming album Sale el Sol/The Sun Comes Out, scheduled to be released on October 19th.

2010-07-14 10:16:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In front of the world's largest stage, Shakira (Epic Records) and special guest Freshlyground performed the #1 Hit "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" to audiences in 215 countries with 700 million viewers during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Selling over a million singles has made Waka Waka the fastest-selling single and biggest-selling World Cup single of the digital age.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.