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Oddities News Archive - October 25, 2004

MUNCIE, Ind. - Turkey vultures have taken over Gwendolyn Griem's backyard and made a mess of it. Around 50 of the soaring, carrion-consuming birds have flocked to Griem's yard in a gated subdivision in Muncie.

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'.