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2009-02-09 10:56:14

A 22-year-old man said he used the Web site Facebook to organize a so-called flash mob at a London train station after being inspired by a TV commercial. The flash mob organizer, who was identified only as Crazzy Eve, admitted to using the social networking site to draw thousands of people to London's Liverpool Street Station last week, CNN said Monday. Crazzy Eve said he was inspired to organize last Friday night's unusual dancing event at the usually busy train station by a T-Mobile...

2009-01-11 14:41:20

Mass transit riders in 24 cities, including Phoenix and Atlanta, say they road pantless as part of a performance act started eight years ago in New York. The No-Pants participants rode only in their shirts and underwear Saturday, acting as if nothing was awry, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday, noting the international stunt is sponsored by the arts group Improv Everywhere. At least 34 people participated in Atlanta, including Patrick Carlson, a design-firm owner who wore shiny...


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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