Oddities News Archive - January 26, 2006

South Korean fencing authorities have reduced the suspension imposed on one of the country's top fencers who was dropped from the team for two years for undergoing plastic surgery.

A 17-year-old male high school student has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights accusing his public school of discriminating against boys.

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.