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2013-09-19 23:01:43

Physicist Robert Lang, the world's foremost paper-folding artist, will present "The Mathematics of Origami" at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Easton, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 The ancient art of paper folding has gone high-tech and a new exhibit at Lafayette College features an amazing collection of sculptures that blend math and science with the practice of origami from some of the planet’s most extreme paper-folding artists. Called Crease, Fold and Bend the...


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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