a type of plastic dynamite containing about 7 percent of a cellulose nitrate, used chiefly in underwater work.
gummy bearGummy bears were born in the 1920s by Hans Riegel in Bonn, Germany who founded Haribo and found success with his Gummibär, literally "gum bear" in German.
Sherbet Or Sherbert?In efforts to beat the summer heat, you may have encountered two different spellings of the same scrumptious treat: sherbet and sherbert. Why do both forms exist, and which one is correct? Sherbet (pronounced “shur-bit”) is the standard American spelling for the frozen mixture made from fruit and an additive of either milk, egg white, or gelatin. It comes from the name of a Persian drink …
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