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2012-09-04 17:34:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If outrageous questions are part of your repertoire, then chances are you have a knack for getting people to do what you want, according to new research. Asking someone to accomplish an outrageous task for you is the best way to try and get him or her to do the real task after their initial rejection, a new study finds. The study author Dariusz Dolinski, a researcher at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities in...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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