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2010-08-02 13:35:00

A Taiwanese woman has won a $3,000 prize by catching roughly 4 million mosquitoes in just one month. Imbictus International, a company that makes insect traps, said that Huang Yu-yen, from southern Taiwan's Yunlin county, beat 72 rivals with a catch weighing in at just 3 pounds and 5 ounces. Her collection of mosquitoes doubled that of her nearest rival. The company sent an application to Guinness World Records asking that Huang be recognized as the world's number one killer of mosquitoes....


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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