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Oddities News Archive - March 31, 2006

Sex and drugs were on everyone's minds at the Playboy Mansion on Thursday as a marijuana rights group held its annual fundraiser at the famed temple of hedonism.

Those eager for a piece of the Elvis Presley legacy might consider bidding on the first house he bought after striking musical gold.

Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.