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2011-01-14 09:10:00

What's your sign? No, that's not a bad pick-up line. Rather, it's a question that a lot of people think they know the answer to--but, according to scientists, they would be wrong. The zodiac star signs were created some 2,000 years ago, according to what Minnesota Planetarium Society board member Parke Kunkle told the Chicago Sun Times on Friday. However, the star signs that most people associate themselves with based on their birthdays may be inaccurate, thanks to the moon's gravitational...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.