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2012-07-11 06:58:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sunday marked the 65th anniversary of an incident which may or may not have happened in a place called Roswell, New Mexico. On July 8th, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record ran a headline claiming a “flying saucer” had been captured at a local ranch, thus giving birth to one of the world´s greatest “conspiracies.” Now, a supposed ex member of the CIA has told the Huffington Post, that the events of that day...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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