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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 06, 2007

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The brown hooded cloak worn by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" films - and then forgotten for years in a warehouse - sold for $104,000 to an anonymous telephone bidder Tuesday at an auction of movie and TV memorabilia.

"Spider-Man 3" will make its worldwide debut in Japan on May 1, three days before the action film opens in the United States, Sony Pictures Entertainment said.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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