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2009-01-26 15:09:08

Japan's Canon Inc. says it wants its employees to do their bit to help the nation -- by going home early and making babies. Twice a week, Canon lets its Japanese employees go home early to give them more family time and pump up the nation's low birthrate, which at 1.34 is well below the 2.0 needed to maintain the country's population, CNN reported Monday. Experts say one reason Japan's population is shrinking, as well as aging faster than any country in the world, is its employees'...


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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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