Saturday, January 16, 2010


ptomaine \ˈtō-ˌmān, tō-ˈmān\ noun: any of various organic bases which are formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria on nitrogenous matter and some of which are poisonous

Etymology: Italian ptomaina, from Greek ptōma fall, fallen body, corpse, from piptein to fall

SIXTEEN — Project Tetrablock proposed inserting a time-release unit of food into the gut of a person, but the size of the nutritive parcel that would last an entire life span would render that person immobile.

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