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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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