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Oddities News Archive - October 10, 2003

The man who raised a tiger in his Harlem apartment acknowledged Friday that he also once had a lion - but not in the apartment where the tiger and an alligator both lived.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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