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2008-08-07 13:45:00

On Thursday, Austrians in Vienna are celebrating the 100 year-old discovery of a tiny but voluptuous figurine that dates back 25,000 years to a time when mammoths roamed the region.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.