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A wind system consisting of violent, rotating winds and a calm central eye. Also referred to as hurricanes or typhoons. Learn more.

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Vikings >> Scandinavian, seafaring warriors who went on ""raiding parties"" or invasions during the 8th to 11th century. Leif Erikisson is thought to have been the first Viking to arrive in Canada in 1000 A.D. He landed in Labrador and established settlements in Newfoundland, such as the remnants of a Norse village discovered at L’Anse-aux-Meadows.