allenfarquhar commented on the word antikythera
A Greek island between Kythera and Crete, it gives it's name to the Antikythera wreck found off the shore of this island, and to the Antikythera mechanism, a mechanical astronomical calculator dated before 100 BCE.
December 3, 2006
allenfarquhar commented on the word cthulhu
A fictional creature created by the author H.P. Lovecraft. A dreadful squid-headed creature. Seemingly the inspiration for the Davy Jones character in "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest."
allenfarquhar commented on the word wiki
A webpage that can be updated by anyone. From Hawaiian for "very fast".
allenfarquhar commented on the word bissextile
Pertaining to leap year. In ancient Rome, the sixth day before the first of March would be repeated each leap year, hence: bissextile.