International News Archive - January 07, 2012
A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011, with the total price translating to $1,238 per pound.
Word of the Day
- In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.