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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 26, 2006

Defying intensified World Cup distractions and toasty weather in Europe, Warner Bros. International's "Poseidon" scored a surprise goal this weekend by edging out two powerful rivals -- "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "The Da Vinci Code" -- to top the overseas box office.

Author JK Rowling confessed on Sunday she was feeling sad that her days penning the Harry Potter books were almost over.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.