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Mystery Of The 25-Foot Ancient Spiral-Toothed Shark Solved?
2013-02-27 11:12:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine a 25-foot-long shark, but instead of having a typical set of jaws, it packs a chainsaw-like ℠tongue´ full of razor-sharp teeth ready to slash through prey with ease. While it sounds like something straight out of a Killer B Movie, it is anything but. A group of American researchers has described just such a creature that lived about 270 million years ago based on the animal´s fossilized spiral set of teeth....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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