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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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