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2010-10-20 06:10:00

Grains of starch discovered on grinding stones suggest that ancient man may have dined on a type of bread at least 30,000 years ago in Europe, researchers reported this week. The findings imply that processing starch grains, perhaps grinding them into flour, was a common practice throughout Europe during the Paleolithic era.  If true, this contradicts previous beliefs among many researchers that prehistoric humans were primarily meat eaters. The scientists recovered the grains from...

2006-01-18 14:44:56

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jerry Bailey became the third Hall of Fame jockey to call it quits in the last six months when he announced his retirement from racing Wednesday. The final race for the 48-year-old Bailey will be on Jan 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. With nearly 6,000 wins, including two triumphs in the Kentucky Derby and a record 15 in the Breeders Cup, Bailey said he wanted to spend more time with his family. "I also want to walk away in...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).