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2012-03-07 15:45:55

Thanks to the work of Fraunhofer researchers, keeping mentally and physically fit at any age is now child´s play — literally. Dubbed “HOPSCOTCH”, the interactive learning system is designed to be more efficient at combining learning, movement and most of all fun — whether for learning vocabulary words, history or math. The scientists will present their solution, which is named after the popular children´s game, at the CeBIT trade fair on March 6—10...


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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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