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International News Archive - May 19, 2012

World's First 'Wikipedia Town' Going Live Saturday

A small village in southeast Wales is set to become the world's first "Wikipedia town," as visitors will be able to scan barcodes to look up information about local people and places on the free, user-edited, Web-based encyclopedia.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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