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Oddities News Archive - January 23, 2008

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The sale of what the Catholic Church terms first-class relics -- bits of bone, hair and flesh -- outrages Tom Serafin, a Catholic activist and the president of the International Crusade for Holy Relics.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'