Eon

Science / Geology / Eon: The major divisions of the geologic time scale. Eons are divided into intervals know as 'eras'. Two eons of the geologic time scale are the Phanerozoic (570 million years ago to present) and the Cryptozoic (4,600 million years ago until 570 million years ago).

Anacreontics

Entertainment / Literature / Anacreontics: Poetry or song-verse modeled on the poetry of the Greek poet Anacreon--i.e., carpe diem poetry praising hedonistic pleasures of wine, women, and song, written in trochaic tetrameter. Here is a typical MORE

Sturgeons Law

Entertainment / Literature / Sturgeons Law: When asked why so much of science fiction consisted of 'crap' (junk literature), science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, reportedly responded that '90% of everything was crap.' His point was that, y MORE

Neon (Ne)

Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Neon (Ne): Atomic number: 10, Atomic mass: 20.179 g.mol -1, Electronegativity: unknown, Density: 0.9*10 -3 g.cm-3 at 20°C, Melting point: -249 °C, Boiling point: -246 °C, Vanderwaals radius: 0.16 nm, Ionic ra MORE

Paeon

Life Style / Poetry / Paeon: Greek and latin metrical foot consisting of three short and one long syllables: the first paeon / ' ~ ~ ~ /, the second paeon / ~ ' ~ ~ /, the third paeon / ~ ~ ' ~ /, and the fourth paeon / ~ ~ ~ ' / MORE

Mandarine Napoleon

Entertainment / Liquor / Mandarine Napoleon: A French brandy-based liqueur that is flavored with tangerine skins. Grand Marnier is widely preferred to Mandarine Napoleon. MORE

Pleonasm

Entertainment / Literature / Pleonasm: A habit of speech or writing in which an idea repeats itself in a single sentence, i.e., a redundancy. For example, 'tiny little town' is a pleonasm, as opposed to 'tiny town' or 'little town.' Most m MORE

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