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Dutchman Takes Flight With Custom-made Wings
2012-03-21 12:14:16

Jarno Smeets, a Dutch mechanical engineer, might just have earned the nickname the Birdman of the Hague. This “flying Dutchman,” hasn’t so much reinvented the wheel, but rather reinvented the way man can fly.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.