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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - August 21, 2006

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In its seventh weekend as the No. 1 film at the foreign box office, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" notched more records, and now ranks as the sixth-biggest worldwide release of all time.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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