Oddities News Archive - January 06, 2005


Jimi Hendrix not only had the skills to become a rock legend - he apparently had the right look as well. A recent poll found that Hendrix had the best "guitar face" - the look guitarists get when trying to nail a high note or power chord.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.