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"Spudding" in Oil Drilling

The Question: In the oil drilling industry there is a term called "spudding." What is it and how does it work? The Answer: To spud comes from th…

Brewer's: Life-boat

(A). A boat rendered especially buoyant for the purpose of saving those who are in peril of their life at sea. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Life-buoyLife …

A Human Mission to Mars? Not Yet

Water on Mars The scientific community was intrigued by the startling announcement in June 2000 that some high-resolution images of Mars taken by the Mars Global Surveyor showed strong evidenc…

The Endurance

Shackleton's expedition trapped by an iceberg in the South Atlantic by Susan Hyde On December 5, 1914, Ernest Henry Shackleton, an Irish explorer, and 27 men set sail on Endu…

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole who is best remembered for leading his crew to safety after the failed expedition of the Endurance (1914-16). Ernest Shackleton had been a ju…

Tallulah Bankhead Biography

Tallulah BankheadactressBorn: 1/31/1903Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama Known for her throaty, seductive voice and witty repartee, she starred on stage in The Little Foxes (1939), The Skin of O…