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Oddities News Archive - May 03, 2005

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After Levin Dombrowsky's body was dissected in an anatomy class, his skull was tagged "Jew" and added to a collection of human remains that scholars believe may have been used for racial research.

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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