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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.