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A homeless man is on trial in San Mateo County on charges that he smacked a fellow transient in the face with a skateboard as the victim was engaged in a conversation about quantum physics, authorities said Wednesday.

  • “Brimming with Nuclear Bombast, North Korea Warns Foes”. Nuclear Bomb-ast?? I dunno. Bombast has a different root than Bomb. Bombast comes from the Greek word for silk, the connotation being speech that functions as cotton padding. Bomb comes from the Latin/Greek word for a deep hollow sound. Which makes this headline a nice play on words. I haven’t had coffee today.