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Science News Archive - August 04, 2004

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- It turns out that what you long thought to be true is true: Mosquitoes prefer biting some people more than others. "Some people are just more attractive," said Ulrich Bernier, a research chemist with the U.S.

Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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