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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 17, 2005

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Cracking result, Gromit. United International Pictures' "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" continued to dominate the international boxoffice during the weekend, which otherwise was sprinkled with holdovers and a few strong openings.

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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