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Oddities News Archive - February 19, 2004

A Brazilian group agreed Thursday to tone down its sexually explicit displays for the city's famed Carnival parade after prosecutors threatened to ban the floats.

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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