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Oddities News Archive - May 26, 2006

The auction for a ukulele autographed by billionaire Warren Buffett, renowned for his investing discipline, has been won by an online casino based in Antigua.

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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