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2009-06-26 12:20:00

A California-based Web site has ranked the Top Five Leaning Buildings and Monuments Not in Pisa, including a German church and an Estonian museum. VirtualTourist.com said while Italy's leaning tower of Pisa may be the most famous of off-kilter buildings, it is certainly not alone in the category. Germany's Oberkirche church in the town of Bad Frankenhausen is believed to lean two extra inches each year, giving it an even greater slant than Pisa. Meanwhile, Estonia's Tartu Art Museum bears a...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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