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Rolls-Royce unveiled a $325,000 SUV in Germany Thursday. (https://goo.gl/Kqf9V8)
A Massachusetts state trooper rescued a dog running loose on the interstate by luring it with homemade jerky.
A 32-year employee of the Covington Independent School District in Kentucky passed away a few years ago. This week he was honored for donating his estate to the district. Alvin Randlett donated more than $175,000 to the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Victims’ Trust Fund. The donation helps to protect children from abuse, a cause Randlett embraced while serving as a janitor at an elementary school for all 32 years.
While people do die from drowning, falls and animal attacks at national parks, the top reason for death is heart attacks.
A new study finds that tourism is worse for the environment than anyone thought.
A 15-year-old girl in England was left with horrific burns after deodorant was sprayed on her in the latest school craze. The game involves spraying deodorant onto a person’s bare skin for as long as possible, and has left the 15-year-old with a nasty wound where doctors had to perform a skin graft.
Malaysia just elected a 92-year-old leader.
A man in China was detained after he inserted feces and motor oil into several ATM machines. He actually thought doing this would make money come out.
As of January 1, 2004, the population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds. There is a birth every eight seconds, an immigrant is added every 25 seconds, and a death every 13 seconds.
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-The time or season for drinking.
Use in place of:
From Quaff - To drink a beverage, especially an alcoholic one.
Of uncertain origin. First used circa 1515.
Used in a sentence:
“Quafftide comes but once a year,
So let’s all be filled with pleasant cheer!
Hie we all to the rathskeller now,
Before the white serjeant takes her bow!
The knocker-up comes at five,
Then back to work we all must strive!”
“Quafftide comes just once a day,
So let’s hit the bars, out late we’ll stay!
Happy hour is far too short,
For brandy, sherry or rosé port.
So gimme some Jager or Guinness Stout,
And let’s make some noise & give a shout!”
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