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Oddities News Archive - July 09, 2003

Hot summer weather is setting records in Anchorage. The high of 84 degrees Tuesday set a new mark for July 8, breaking an 84-year-old record.

Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.