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2009-09-14 12:46:48

Organizers of a mass cancan in Scotland said nearly 10,000 people participated in the dance to set a world record. Officials with soft drink company IRN-BRU said the main event at Sunday's Can Clan festival in Glasgow, which also featured live music and free IRN-BRU for participants, was a five-minute cancan performed by nearly 10,000 people and confirmed as a record by a Guinness World Records adjudicator in attendance. Robin Barr, who oversaw the Can Clan for IRN-BRU, praised the festival...


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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.