Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Swung by goggle to check out the meaning of a word, and discovered that today is the 50th anniversary of NASA. On July 29th, 1958 NASA was established.

How cool is that.

Oh, the word I was looking up - Svengali. I wanted to find out the meaning, since a Law & Order: SVU episode I just finished watching was titled that.

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/svengali

SVENGALI: "a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another "

Etymology: Svengali, villainous hypnotist in the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier

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