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Oddities News Archive - May 11, 2012

Science Determines How NOT To Spill Your Coffee!

A pair of researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have investigated the physics behind a cup of coffee in motion to get a better look at why the liquid wants to leap out of the cup.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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