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2011-05-21 00:01:24

For many decades, researchers tried to formulate theories"”such as the String Theory"”to account for flaws in the Standard Model of the element, whose spherical design could not account for gravity. Jurjen Van der Wal, a structural and mechanical engineer who understands structural design, conceived a universally fitting foundation and drastically new approach to physics in 'Decoding the Periodic Table.' Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Jurjen van der Wal's scientific...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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