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2013-04-10 10:51:50

One of the Crescent City's time-honored traditions — a steaming bowl of Yak-a-mein Soup, a.k.a., "Old Sober" – after a night of partying in the French Quarter actually does have a basis in scientific fact. That was the word today from an overview of the chemistry of hangovers, presented as part of the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Alyson E. Mitchell, Ph.D., said foods like Yak-a-mein –...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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