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The Asterisk is a star like typographic symbol. The name asterisk comes from the latin work for star, astrum.

The Asterisk was created during the middle ages by printers of family trees. It was used to indicate a date of birth. the original shape of the asterisk was 6 teardrop shaped arms coming from the center.

In some computer circles, the asterisk is called a splat, because of the shape it has when printed.

The Asterisk alsos stands for steroid use.

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