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A Florida man caught a shark Sunday. It was too small to keep so he released it. While his hand was still in the water the shark turned around and bit him before swimming away. The 52-year-old man suffered very minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.
Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo. Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining a few ticks over time. Electric clocks keep time based on the usually stable and precise pulses of the electric current that powers them. In the U.S., that's 60 hertz (cycles per second). In the past, regulators required power companies to immediately correct the rate if it slipped off the mark. But that precision is expensive to maintain, so last year, the correction part was quietly eliminated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/38215737/clocks-may-go-a-little-cuckoo-with-power-grid-change
Chattanooga's airport says an internal miscommunication forced a plane to turn around Thursday night. A woman posted on the airport's Facebook page that her flight from Atlanta was on schedule Thursday night. She says it had to turn around because no lights on the Chattanooga runway were on. According to a statement from the airport, there was a miscommunication with the FAA that caused the lights to be turned off too early. The plane was able to land later in the evening. You can read the airport's entire statement below:
“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversees and manages the runway lighting system at the airport. Last night there was an internal miscommunications within that agency, which resulted in the lights being turned off too early. However, we have had a discussion with agency’s management, and we are satisfied this will not happen again. We regret any inconvenience for our passengers, and although delayed, we are glad they were able to land in Chattanooga later in the evening.”
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There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
The word "testify" is based on the Ancient Roman practice of making men swear on their testicles when making a statement in court.
In England in the 1880s, "pants" was considered a dirty word.
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-A cloud walker; one who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not abide by the precepts of society, literature, or art;
-An unconventional, unorthodox person.
From Portuguese “nephele” cloud and “batha" - a place where you can walk
Used in a sentence:
“Always the nefelibata in grade school, his social calendar was generally wide open; but now that he’s a billionaire, he finds it difficult to decide which event he wishes to grace with his much sought after presence.”
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