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2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Andy Mead, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--PLEASANT HILL -- When people gather here to talk about mining, it's usually coal mining. This week, the discussion is out of this world. The 18 people attending the "Asteroid Mining 'X' Seminar" at Shaker Village are discussing extracting natural resources from the thousands of little planet-ettes found in our solar system. No kidding. Getting to an asteroid, mining it, and getting back, would be the (relatively) easy part, the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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