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2011-01-06 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA), the exclusive marketer of Victorinox Flash USB Memory devices, announced its third annual Victorinox "Crack the Code" contest is officially open to attendees of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Designed to challenge individuals to bypass sophisticated data encryption located on VSA's security protected Victorinox USB Memory devices, "Crack the Code" will give all CES participants a chance to win...

2006-02-15 04:57:52

LONDON (Reuters) - An 1842 watercolor by JMW Turner could well set a saleroom record when it goes under the hammer in June, auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday. The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne is expected to fetch more than two million pounds ($3.47 million), putting it on target to beat the current record for a Turner watercolor on paper of 2.04 million pounds set in 2001 by Heidelberg with a Rainbow. It is also within striking distance of the world record for a British work of...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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