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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 06, 2006

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The Lion and the monkey look likely to hold their ground atop the weekend box office, fending off three new releases and the expansion of Steven Spielberg's Olympics thriller "Munich."

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Eager U.S. readers snapped up more copies of Harry Potter's latest adventure on the first day it was out than any other book sold in the country in all of 2005, according to sales figures released on Friday.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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