Oddities News Archive - August 17, 2005

A geographer at the University of Liverpool has discovered how women's attitudes towards their body change in different shopping environments.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.