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Flying Dutchman’s Story Crashes And Burns
2012-03-22 09:23:29

Move over Balloon Boy, there is a new hoaxster who has taken flight. This week the media – including this reporter – was duped into believing that Jarno Smeets had achieved flight with his wings made from para-sails and power-assisted by a mobile phone and Nintendo Wii controller.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]