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  • "An El Niño cycle turned the American South that winter into a tropical region with warm temperatures and rainfall 150 percent above normal. Insects, usually deterred by the winter freeze, proliferated. The significance of the weather phenomenon meant nothing to nineteenth-century observers, but 100 years later, scientists would link El Niño to most major outbreaks of yellow fever."

    —Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 13

    October 5, 2008

  • A medicinal marijuana strain name.

    January 15, 2010