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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
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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