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Taste Of Hot Chocolate Affected By Mug Color
2013-01-03 19:16:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are few things that pair better with cold winter weather than a warm, delicious mug of hot chocolate. Like any other hot beverage, there´s a certain amount of ritual which accompanies the preparation of hot chocolate. Perhaps there´s an old family recipe or secret ingredient (rum) that helps make the beverage something truly special. As we head into the dead of winter, some British and Spanish researchers have...


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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