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Oddities News Archive - December 22, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading United States Catholic magazine has apologized to readers after printing an advertisement for a statue of the Virgin Mary covered by a condom, which the Vatican opposes as a form of contraception.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • 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.
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