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2009-09-26 06:25:00

On Saturday, Switzerland will inaugurate a new futuristic looking mountain refuge in the Alps. The new refuge is at 9,349 feet near Zermatt in the southwest part of the Alps.  It resembles a gigantic crystal with metallic-looking cladding on the exterior, and a wood interior, according to the Swiss Alpine Club. The shed can house up to 120 alpinists and is designed to obtain 90 percent of the power it needs from the sun.  The project was built with the help of the Swiss Federal...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).