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Historic Moby Dick Shipwreck Discovered by Divers

Feb 15th, 2011 | By
Historic Moby Dick Shipwreck Discovered by Divers

Marine archeologists diving off Hawaii have discovered the sunken remains of a 19th-century whaling vessel whose captain’s adventures helped inspire the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. The ship, the Two Brothers, sailed from Nantucket and sunk in shallow waters 600 miles from Honolulu after striking
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Stores Love Valentine’s Day, as Shoppers Spend $15.7 Billion

Feb 14th, 2011 | By
Stores Love Valentine’s Day, as Shoppers Spend $15.7 Billion

Despite the economy, Valentine’s Day sales are expected to hit $15.7 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch. Analysts hope this signifies an economic upturn. The most popular item is greeting cards, bought by 52.1 percent of those surveyed. Jewelry sales are
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Valentines at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Feb 12th, 2011 | By
Valentines at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

It will be a special Valentines Day for 2,597 dogs who are competing in the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. The 135th Annual All Breed Dog Show will be held on February 14 and 15. To win a spots in the competition, dogs must have become champions at other American
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Experts Solve Date of Voynich Manuscript, Mystery Remains

Feb 11th, 2011 | By
Experts Solve Date of Voynich Manuscript, Mystery Remains

University of Arizona physicists have radiocarbon-dated the undecipherable Voynich Manuscript to the early 15th century. The meaning of the manuscript remains a mystery. The Voynich Manuscript consists of 200 vellum pages, written in symbols from an unknown language, with illustrations of herbs and plants, astronomical bodies, geological maps, and people. Interpreters assume the symbols and
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World’s Largest Penguin Pool Opens at ZSL London Zoo in May

Feb 9th, 2011 | By
World’s Largest Penguin Pool Opens at ZSL London Zoo in May

A colony of 150 Macaroni and Humboldt penguins will star at the ZSL London Zoo on May 27th, when the zoo opens Penguin Beach, the world’s largest penguin pool and the zoo’s feature attraction of 2011. The exhibit will include underwater viewing areas where visitors can see penguins diving for food, along with a seating
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Fashion Jury Hung on Tron Super Bowl Wardrobe

Feb 8th, 2011 | By
Fashion Jury Hung on Tron Super Bowl Wardrobe

A FabSugar poll asked readers whether they loved or hated the Tron-inspired costumes sported during the Super Bowl halftime show and commercials by the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, and Justin Bieber. A day later, a little over half of those responding said they loved it for taking the show “to a whole new
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Super Bowl XLV or Puppy Bowl VII

Feb 6th, 2011 | By
Super Bowl XLV or Puppy Bowl VII

For those not planning on watching today’s Super Bowl, there is an alternative: the Puppy Bowl. The 7th Annual Puppy Bowl airs today, February 6, 2011, on Animal Planet at 3 pm ET. The puppies teams are made up of shelter puppies from around the country. They are all available for adoption. Most have already
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Dog Rescue Group Finds Canadian Homes for Abandoned Pets

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By
Dog Rescue Group Finds Canadian Homes for Abandoned Pets

Radar was starving to death. He just couldn’t compete for food. He had lost so much weight his ribs were showing. He was getting sick. This beautiful two-and-a-half-year-old Jackhuahua was living in a crowded California shelter, sharing quarters with several other dogs. Humble by nature, Radar rarely got a chance to eat as his mates
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An Early Spring?

Feb 2nd, 2011 | By
An Early Spring?

Amid reports of blizzards and freezing temperatures, many want to know “did the groundhog see his shadow” this year? Indeed, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, Groundhog Day 2011. Do we look forward to an early Spring? Not early enough for those caught in what some are calling The Groundhog Day Blizzard
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Punxsutawney Prepares for Groundhog Day

Feb 1st, 2011 | By
Punxsutawney Prepares for Groundhog Day

As America awaits the results of the groundhog’s search for his shadow, the small borough of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania prepares to celebrate the largest Groundhog Day festival in the United States. Punxsutawney, 84 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, was originally founded by Delaware Indians. In Delaware, the name means “town of the sandflies.” German immigrants settled the
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