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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 01, 2012

Angry Birds Space Tops 50 Million Downloads

There seems to be no calming the flock of Angry Birds, the popular social game that has just gone stellar in more ways than one. According to its publisher, Rovio, Angry Birds Space has been downloaded more than 50 million times in its first 35 days on the market.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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