How a puddle in Newcastle became a national talking point
Almost 20,000 people watch #DrummondPuddleWatch in awe as people in the north of England attempt to cross a giant puddle, in what may be the best use of Periscope yet
Some of the biggest laugh lines or slides from the night were too bawdy to be described in a family newspaper. In one PG-rated presentation, Zynga employee Anshul Dhawan, on stage wearing a “Zynga Analytics” T-shirt, was challenged to give a fake business pitch to fake venture capitalists about a fake tech startup called Cuddle Puddle.
He suffered from tuberculosis as a teenager, prompting his parents to send him to Swiss sanitariums where enforced rest enabled him to dabble in photography.
BusinessWeek notes that takeover rumors have dogged Lehman ever since the bank went public in 1994. But the magazine suggests that Lehman's business model -- dabbling in everything from bond trading to equity underwriting to M&A but dominating none of these areas -- may not work in an environment that requires either strength or size.
He said the Japanese claim is more “watertight,” using methods that everyone can agree on. But he said it’s not much of a change from a similar finding by the same team last year.
Still, “it’s the most distant bullet-proof one that everybody believes,” Ellis said.
Amazon Dabbles in Lab Supplies
Expanding beyond its core consumer market, Amazon.com said it is launching AmazonSupply.com, a site for business and industrial customers where it will sell hard-to-find items including lab centrifuges.
Every path has its puddle.
- A small pool of water, especially rainwater.
- A small pool of a liquid.
- A tempered paste of wet clay and sand that serves as waterproofing when dry.
- To make muddy.
- To work (clay or sand) into a thick watertight paste.
- To process (impure metal) by puddling.
To splash or dabble in or as if in a pool of liquid.
[Middle English podel, diminutive of Old English pudd, ditch.]puddly pud'dly adj.(dăb'əl)
v., -bled, -bling, -bles. v.tr.
To splash or spatter with or as if with a liquid: "The moon hung over the harbor dabbling the waves with gold" (Katherine Mansfield).
- To splash liquid gently and playfully.
- To undertake something superficially or without serious intent: "The restaurant business entails more than . . . dabbling in interior design" (Andy Birsh).
- To bob forward and under in shallow water so as to feed off the bottom.
[Possibly from Dutch dabbelen, frequentative of dabben, to strike, tap.]
1 〈手・足・靴などに〉（水などを）はねかける((with ...)).
2 …を（水の中で）ばちゃばちゃさせる((in ...)).
2 （道楽などで）（…に）ちょっと手を出す, （…を）かじってみる((in, at ...))
dabble in Latin
- So tightly made that water cannot enter or escape.
- Having no flaws or loopholes; impossible to fault, refute, or evade: a watertight alibi; a watertight contract.