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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 24, 2005

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It's official - "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" is a mega, runaway, blockbuster, record-setting hit. However, the popularity of the George Lucas film didn't vanquish the overall box office slump that has plagued Hollywood for 13 straight weeks.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.